The Permanent Adolescent

His vices made Evelyn Waugh a king of comedy and of tragedy

Euphorias of Hatred

The grim lessons of a novel by Gogol

What Now?

A letter from Kuwait City

Back To Grass

The old way of raising cattle is now the new way—better for the animals and better for your table

"I'm Right, You're Wrong, Go To Hell"

Religions and the meeting of civilization

Carbonaro and Primavera

With gasoline prices in Cuba going up and up, it is once again an excellent time to have—and to be—an ox.

Let It Be

The greatest development in modern religion is not a religion at all—it's an attitude best described as "apatheism"

Hitler's Forgotten Library:

You can tell a lot about a person from what he reads. The surviving—and largely ignored—remnants of Adolf Hitler's personal library reveal a deep but erratic interest in religion and theology

The Baby Experts

The high anxiety of child-rearing

Not Green, Not Red, Not Pink

Oscar Wilde cannot be simplified into an Irish rebel, a subversive socialist, or a gay martyr

The Fall of the House of Saud

Americans have long considered Saudi Arabia the one constant in the Arab Middle East—a source of cheap oil, political stability, and lucrative business relationships. But the country is run by an increasingly dysfunctional royal family that has been funding militant Islamic movements abroad in an attempt to protect itself from them at home. A former CIA operative argues, in an article drawn form his new book, Sleeping With the Devil, that today's Saudi Arabia can't last much longer—and the social and economic fallout of its demise could be calamitous


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Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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