Why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed his two main tasks, how the history of radio can inform the debate over net neutrality, incredible images from 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and more...

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

An Optimist’s Guide to Political Correctness

"P.C. culture" doesn't impede progress; it's a natural—if totally awkward—response to it.

Megan Garber

The World's Next Mortgage Crisis?

How the rise of the Swiss franc could destabilize Europe

David Frum

Where School Dollars Go to Waste

"Why throw money at problems?" as Kurt Vonnegut once said. "That is what money is for."

Terrance F. Ross

The Netanyahu Disaster

The Israeli prime minister has two main tasks, and he's failing at both.

Jeffrey Goldberg

Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom

To fully understand what’s at stake in the fight over the future of the Internet, you have to revisit another era.

Victor Pickard

Learning to Talk Like a Woman

For many transgender people, achieving a feminine voice can be difficult. A singer-turned-vocal coach specializes in helping them adjust.

Shivam Saini

Politicians Can Never Win With Weather

Did New York officials overreact to the snow predictions? Or is it always better to play it safe?

Dashiell Bennett

Americans Believe in Science, Just Not Its Findings

What's behind the "debate" over issues like climate change and vaccination? Can evidence change people's minds?

Julie Beck

How Nick Hornby Keeps His Writing Fresh

The author of Funny Girl, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity champions the virtue in adapting other people's work and explains why he never wants to write a sequel.

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz

Video: Why Is Google Making Human Skin?

Hidden away on Google’s campus, doctors at a world-class life sciences lab are trying to change the way people think about their health.

Katherine Wells and James Hamblin

Photo: Remembering Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation

Tuesday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the passage of 70 years since the January 27, 1945, liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers.

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?

William Deresiewicz