’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! New Yorker holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye
Since I completed my translation of the Odyssey, which is the first published version of Homer’s epic in English translated by a woman, readers have often assumed that I must sympathize above all with
(CNN) — One of the best ways to gauge the relative health of a political party's brand is to see how willing people are to say they identify with the party. Which is why new Gallup poll numbers on party
The national media has moved on, but the story is not over. Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside
In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupid
America’s great mistakes: Has everyone forgotten that the Vietnam and Iraq wars were unnecessary, stupid and destructive?
When the words “serve” and “sacrifice” populate political dialogue, it becomes crucial to ask, serve what and sacrifice for what? Was the war in Iraq launched and managed to serve the edification of neoconservative
(AP/Danny Johnston/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Wikimedia/Photo montage by Salon) Nowadays, the Christian right is a fixture of the political world. But it hasn’t always been that way May 24, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)
Eyefi's always had an intriguing hook: Wouldn't it be easier if you could just transfer photos from your cameras over Wi-Fi, instead of manually plugging into your computer? Its wireless SD cards haven't
Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the
I don’t like the term “apologist.” The word "apologia" in Latin meant giving a rational explanation for something, not saying that you’re sorry for something. I’m not apologizing for religion in that sense.
2. Religion anchors believers to the Iron Age. Concubines, magical incantations, chosen people, stonings . . . The Iron Age was a time of rampant superstition, ignorance, inequality, racism, misogyny,