Christopher Orr reviews the latest installment in the "The Hunger Games" trilogy, the long history of one of medicine's most important gynecological devices, Hamas' troubling response to this week's deadly terrorist attack in Jerusalem, and more...

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

On Immigration, Obama Fulfills His Promise to Progressives

The president has long been tugged between his bipartisan urges and his activist roots. With his executive order and speech Thursday, he chose activism.

Peter Beinart

The Cosby Show

Declining to seriously reckon with the rape allegations against him is reckless. And I was once reckless.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why No One Can Design a Better Speculum

The gynecological device may have an ethically fraught history, but it's hard to improve on the design.

Rose Eveleth

Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living

I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here's what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.

Olga Khazan

Hamas Endorses a Massacre

Understanding the true genocidal nature of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestinian branch

Jeffrey Goldberg

The Case Against Universal Preschool

Is prekindergarten for all actually the solution for closing the achievement gap? Some experts say no.

Alia Wong

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.

Derek Thompson

Hillary’s Silence on Iran and Immigration Reform

The cautious Clinton of 2008 is back—and that shows why it's so essential she face a Democratic challenger in 2016.

Peter Beinart

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Darker, More Relentless Than Ever

Would it have been better if they hadn't split it in two? Probably. But it's still awfully good.

Christopher Orr

The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife

Lab tests have suggested that a papyrus scrap mentioning Jesus's wife is authentic. Why do most scholars believe it's fake?

Joel Baden and Candida Moss

Robots at Work and Play

Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology, including a "Blind" robot, unmanned agricultural machines, a robotic Torah writer, a robot traffic cop in Kinshasa, several telepresence machines, humanoid machines, and an Iranian praying robot.

Video: 'We and the Eternity': Damascus Before the War

Shot in 2011, this short film captures the sights and sounds of Syria's capital months before civil war would turn the city into a battleground.

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