James Parker considers the incoherent enchantments of a scene from The Goblet of Fire
Paul Starobin, author of the book After America, talks to James Gibney about
the end of U.S. dominance
Bob Wright explains to Andrew Sullivan how the cruel, provincial gods of ancient Greece became the benign, cosmopolitan deities of today
Andrew Sullivan talks to Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God,
about the ultimate goal of all religion.
Stuart Taylor Jr. and Bob Cohn discuss the selection of Sonia Sotomayor
Dr. George Vaillant, director of a 72-year Harvard study on aging, explains what makes people strive for fame and why dirty laundry symbolizes a perfect life
Trevor Corson meets a diverse group of chefs who are adding new cultural inflections to traditional Japanese sushi making
Delphine Schrank visits the empty lakes and scattered elephant bones left behind by the DRC's ongoing violence.
James Parker deconstructs the tormented irony and contagious optimism of a SpongeBob episode.
Jeffrey Goldberg tells Bob Cohn why he bought gold, stocked up on lanterns, consulted a survivalist -- and finally fired his broker.
Veteran rock climber Wayne Merry shares photos and stories from the first-ever ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan in the late 1950s.
James Parker shares a climactic scene from the film adaptation of Moore's Jack the Ripper story
Corby Kummer cooks the classic fish melange with Jewish food writer Joan Nathan as Jeffrey Goldberg kibbitzes on the sidelines.
Four women discuss the science and culture of breast-feeding
Trevor Corson shares images from his Mökki vacation
James Parker provides voiceover commentary for a scene from the Friday the 13th franchise.
Photographer Evan Abramson narrates a photo essay featuring Bolivian leader Evo Morales and his indigenous supporters
James Fallows and Megan McArdle discuss the current industrial moment in China: the rise of new high tech companies, the urbanization of the culture, and the folly of the term "currency manipulators."
Photographs by Louie Palu and audio clips recorded during his travels capture the violence and tranquility in everyday Afghan life.
Footage of combat in Afghanistan, filmed and with voiceover narration by Louie Palu