The singer, dead at 76, morphed from a ’60s pop idol into an avant-garde legend. But his voice and his fatalism were consistent. Scott Walker’s career disproves F. Scott Fitzgerald’s line that there are
The special counsel’s most interesting findings about Trump and Russia might be in the counterintelligence portion of his report. On Sunday afternoon, Attorney General Bill Barr presented a summary of
Computer-based techniques can prove that partisan advantage isn’t a geographic accident. When legislators gerrymander districts, they give one group more representation at the expense of others. For a
It’s impossible to understand without taking a long view. I have four kids. I don’t strike people as the type to have so many, nor does my wife. We’re professors. Neither of us is conventionally religious.
The president is finally reckoning with the role of sanctions in diplomacy. Last week, for the first time since the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the end of February, the U.S. Treasury
Ultimately, the law cannot decide whether Trump is fit to be president. Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report—released on Sunday to Congress and the public
International correspondents have the particularly challenging task of reporting on Brexit’s significance for readers who don’t follow its every twist and turn. LONDON—“There is a complete meltdown going
After Mueller, both disillusionment and glee. Plus: ISIS without land isn't necessarily ISIS defeated, advice for the couple with an unwanted pregnancy, and more The summary of the Mueller investigation
The White House celebrates Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report. Plus: Michael Avenatti was arrested on extortion charges. It’s Monday, March 25. ‣ Senator Tom Udall, a Democrat
The tech company’s planned streaming service, set to debut in the fall, will emphasize star power and quality over quantity. Apple’s formal announcement of its new original-TV service, rolled out Monday,
Half of the electorate is likely to reject Attorney General William Barr’s decision on obstruction. The justice system cannot please everyone, but it at least aims to provide some sort of closure. That’s
The history of invention is littered with men who took credit for women’s ideas. Take Monopoly, for example: As the story goes, an unemployed man named Charles Darrow invented the beloved American board
One of the world’s worst agricultural pests corrupts the alarm signals of plants, disarming those that otherwise might prepare for an assault. When plants are bitten by insects, they release a chemical
Ten days ago, Cyclone Idai, one of the most devastating storms to hit Africa in decades, made landfall in Mozambique with sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph), damaging or destroying thousands of structures.
The new film, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as corrupt cops, is the latest from the director to embrace troubling stereotypes. Dragged Across Concrete, S. Craig Zahler’s new film about two hard-nosed
The allegedly fraudster parents in the cheating scandal exploited extra-time accommodations. Could slowing down tests for everyone make them fairer? Operation Varsity Blues was full of salacious accusations
The country’s leader is trying to strong-arm policy prescriptions for a teetering economy. But his critics say he could be making Turkey more fragile in the long run. ISTANBUL—Every morning, men and women
Readers respond to David A. Graham’s question “Who still buys Wite-Out, and why?” Last week, I asked who still uses correction fluids such as Wite-Out, and why. The answer, it turns out, is many of you.
A relentless focus on Russia allowed many other controversies to escape the glare of legislative oversight. The allegations at the center of Robert Mueller’s just-completed investigation, electoral collusion
In the late ’70s, Carolyn Forché traveled to El Salvador on the eve of its civil war, knowing little about the country. Crucially, she understood how little she knew. The poet Carolyn Forché has devoted
Newsmakers, pundits, and hustlers banked their future on the investigation taking down the president. The jig is up. In a letter to Congress on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr declared that while
It’s time for leafy-green justice. In hindsight, there were plenty of indications over the past decade that American politics were headed toward the partisan sniping and low-stakes media obsessions that
Our birth-control methods failed, and we can’t afford a second child financially or career-wise. Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and
Politics is a legal consideration, while race sometimes is not. “I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats, because I do not believe it’s possible
The scandal is how much corruption it exposed—and how much turns out to have been perfectly legal. So much about the rise of Donald Trump defied reason. But in the spring of 2016, he displayed one habit
The attorney general’s letter will do little to bridge the partisan divide. We cannot yet see the report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. But we
The president’s team is already spinning the special counsel’s conclusions as a plus for 2020. More than 675 days, 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, 2,800 subpoenas, and 500 search warrants later, Attorney General
Why? Good news, America. Russia helped install your president. But although he owes his job in large part to that help, the president did not conspire or collude with his helpers. He was the beneficiary
Americans’ dairy consumption is about to get a lot more cultured. An Object Lesson. Cottage cheese faced a problem: After World War II, batches of the soft, lumpy dairy concoction developed a propensity
Even without a physical state, the Islamic State can still fund its main product: political violence. BEIRUT—If you’re looking to transfer money here, there’s a chance you will be directed to Abu Shawkat.