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"Is this for real?" That was the only line in an email my graduate student send me about a month ago. Along with her terse question was a link to a new paper on the astrophysics preprint archive (a website
When the House Speaker, Paul D. Ryan, the other day postponed, or rethought, any future endorsement of Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, he did it in the name of his party,
A few weeks ago, Laurence Rossignol, France’s minister for families, children, and women’s rights, went on a morning talk show, where the host presented her with a series of advertisements for new apparel
The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United marches like a zombie precedent, destroying all in its path. First the case turned the law of campaign finance into a useless corpse. Now it appears the
On April 15th, 1989, Trevor and Jenni Hicks and their two teen-age daughters travelled from Liverpool, England, to Hillsborough stadium, in Sheffield, to watch their favorite soccer team play in a semifinal
‘Sickening’: Art Piece Featuring ‘Jesus Crucified to a Dartboard’ Causes Furor at Rutgers University
Officials at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, have removed a controversial art display that depicted Jesus affixed to a dartboard — a piece of art that one conservative commentator called
When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie. Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven.
Stuart Haygarth photographed objects he found during an epic hike along Britain’s coast. The results are strange and beautiful, says Robert Macfarlane On first seeing Stuart Haygarth’s remarkable series
To most people, poetry is just an occasional chapter in their English education, receding afterward into a pleasant background miasma of song lyrics and greeting cards. For the past two decades, April
I have had some painful experience with what it feels like to have the central allegiance of one’s public life take place within a movement shared almost exclusively by angry, aging white men, who mistrust
"You've struck a chord w/American ppl," the freshman Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, tweeted to Donald Trump the week before the Iowa caucuses. "If I were betting--youre likely next POTUS.
From George Orwell to John Reed, the celebrated correspondent chooses great writing that has borne witness to the worst of human conflict The first time I went to besieged Sarajevo, I carried a copy of
Go ahead, give your inner artist some space to grow. "Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached," artist Irwin Greenberg said. OK, but what if you're not an artist?
In early June, 1961, against the advice of people like the Russian expert George Kennan, President John F. Kennedy travelled to Vienna to hold face-to-face talks with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier.