In certain circles, Chris Kraus's autobiographical novel "I Love Dick" is adored for its unflinching examination of a woman's overwhelming romantic obsession. But it also anticipated the rise of narcissism
The price of money—what we pay to borrow to buy a home, a car, or a new refrigerator—is normally set by market forces of supply and demand, just like other commodities, such as copper, sugar, gold, or
A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again,
I’ve smoked well over a hundred thousand cigarettes in my life, and each one of those cigarettes meant something to me. I even enjoyed a few of them. I’ve smoked O.K., great, and terrible cigarettes; smoked
“How the hell do I know what I find incredible?” a bemused philosopher asks in Tom Stoppard’s play “Jumpers.” “Credibility is an expanding field … and sheer disbelief hardly registers on the face before
Online courses are praised for their potential to make education accessible to everyone—but they’re leaving students behind. When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, exploded in popularity in the early
A new study shows that African American early educators hold students of the same race to a higher discipline standard. The trend is a familiar one, documented across grade levels: Black students are more
The science of happiness is getting complicated. Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making
Hacked emails show the former secretary of state is frustrated with Hillary Clinton, thinks Benghazi was a non-story, is still angry about Iraq, and hates Donald Trump Sometimes bad advice can be given
Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts. This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars,
A pair of brown capuchin monkeys are sitting in a cage. From time to time, their caretakers give them tokens, which they can then exchange for food. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that capuchin
Here’s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that’s not derived from the kernel.
Decades of failed predictions show that nature might not work as expected. Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe have explored the properties of nature at higher energies than ever before,
Michael Phelps beat a more than 2,000-year-old Olympic record set by the champion athlete of the ancient games. NEWS BRIEF Leonidas of Rhodes had a good run as the greatest athlete in the world, as far
Steven Levitt, an economist and the co-author of Freakonomics, studied what happened when people made major life decisions based on random chance. Steven Levitt, the University of Chicago economist who
The game broke the Internet, but not everywhere equally. This week, the Urban Institute released a report on the equitable distribution of resources or lack thereof in Pokémon Go. As it turns out, in laugh!
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes...by ninth grade. And the platform for that tween infamy is Musical.ly. Jacob Sartorius appears to have been created in a lab to be the perfect idol
As millions get covered, a POLITICO investigation finds that dozens of the insurers that the health care law depends on are losing money and even abandoning the system. Can it be fixed? If you’re looking
The political stakes in the UK and the US are high, yet both countries have of late embraced impractical candidates with far-left ideologies. In the UK, those who voted for socialist Jeremy Corbyn as leader,
Donald Trump’s Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar white voters, as college-educated white voters slip away. The reshaping of the two parties’ coalitions under the blast-force pressure of
An African American reader, Allene, wants to start a conversation about the “misconceptions about being black in America.” (She also highlights the trailer for a documentary on shadism, Dark Girls, seen
Cleveland (CNN) — Previewing the most anticipated speech of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump's campaign chairman said Monday the presumptive GOP nominee will model his convention speech
The campaign probably intended to convey a partnership. Social media wags saw a coupling. Sometimes social media can’t help but channel its inner 13-year-old. As Donald Trump announced his new running
In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing.