I never said most of the things I said. Half the things I said, I never said them. I really didn’t say everything I said, But you say I said…
Responses and reverberations
The Confederate flag has been taken down at South Carolina’s Capitol. Why not get J. Edgar Hoover’s name off the Bureau’s headquarters?
Larissa MacFarquhar writes about do-gooders who “open themselves to a sense of unlimited, crushing responsibility.”
A scientific looks at people’s obsessions with besting their peers
A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.
Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors
The curious boom of broadcasted genitalia
The Supreme Court justice may have left a stronger legacy off the bench.
A visit to Heyse’s Tank Driving Fun School in eastern Germany
Meet the bald Norwegians and other unknowns who actually create the songs that top the charts.
A very short book excerpt
From Rachel and Leah to Castor and Pollux
You can walk, bike, or ride a bus across Tilikum Crossing in Portland—but you can’t drive.
How did mass incarceration come to be a consensus political issue in America?
David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment
American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it's time to reclaim his original intent.
The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology
San Diego police believe they’ve finally cracked the case of a 14-year-old girl murdered in 1984. But what if they’re wrong?
The Founders misread history and established a dysfunctional system of government. A case for a little less reverence.
An epic from Italy about female friendship and fate
In the fight over the team’s name, Ray Halbritter is an adversary unlike any the NFL has faced before.
The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.