Last night, the city saw two autonomous sets of protesters: one dark, violent, and uncertain; the other light, peaceful, and committed
A schizophrenic tries to save the mentally ill in Pakistan, a land gone mad.
Does great wealth bring fulfillment? An ambitious study by Boston College suggests not. For the first time, researchers prompted the very rich—people with fortunes in excess of $25 million—to speak candidly about their lives. The result is a surprising litany of anxieties: their sense of isolation, their worries about work and love, and most of all, their fears for their children.
The protests unified the opposition, but every uprising has its moderates and its radicals
Celebration and national pride overwhelm the Egyptian capital
The crowd came expecting to celebrate victory but dispersed furious and defiant, as Egypt's president refuses to step down
It's now on the protest movement either to take meaningful new steps or risk becoming little more than a carnival
As circumstances on the ground shift less rapidly, the protest movement now faces subtler threats, with dissent and subversion becoming major preoccupations
With Mubarak's supporters bearing down for another round of assaults, demonstrators have found new strength in singing, dancing, and prayer
As the regime plays up the supposed role of "foreign agendas" behind the protests, Mubarak supporters' attacks become more indiscriminate
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell interviews Wood on Wednesday evening, early Thursday morning in Egypt
Regular Egyptians will soon face a choice: help Mubarak or help the demonstrators?
A first-hand account from our correspondent on the scene in Egypt
How I forgot to ask Sting about his bad lyrics and tarnished human rights record
The point is to be publicly robbed of dignity, in a way that draws attention to policies and registers a public protest against them
Visiting Ezra Pound's sole autobiographer reveals the madness and insight of an anti-Semite
Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant electronic surveillance? Radical though it may seem, early experiments suggest that such a science-fiction scenario might cut crime, reduce costs, and even prove more just.
The failure of the PJAK, a Kurdish paramilitary group, shows how ruthlessly Tehran is capable of dealing with its internal enemies
For some, the burqa and niqab may offer welcome opportunities to live in anonymity