The GOP presidential primary pits "reformists" against "retros," how Angelina Jolie's courageous NYT op-ed ties beauty to health, a hidden camera campaign in Turkey illuminates the country's culture of violence towards women, why technology will eventually replace the traditional classroom teacher, and more...

This Week on

Saturday, March 28, 2015

'Reformists' and 'Retros' Battle for the GOP

The Republican primary pits candidates who openly seek to update Reagan-era ideology against those who deny the extent to which they are revising it.

Peter Beinart

Haunted by the Past: A Criminal Record Shouldn't Ruin a Career

Too many applicants, particularly people of color, are being denied jobs based on background checks that are irrelevant or even inaccurate.

Alex Bender and Sarah Crowley

Facebook as a Press Baron

Facebook wants to host content from The New York Times and BuzzFeed. Should they share their work?

Robinson Meyer

Their Bodies, Ourselves

Angelina Jolie, in publicly airing the details of a surgery that forced her into early menopause, is taking an activist approach to oversharing.

Megan Garber

How Obesity Became a Disease

And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry

Harriet Brown

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?

Michael Godsey

In Turkey, Not Even Posters of Women Are Safe From Violence

After a deadly sexual assault on a minibus, a hidden-camera campaign gains new meaning.

Olga Khazan

Unicorns and Gerrymanders at the Supreme Court

The Justices reject Alabama's claims that its legislative redistricting wasn't intended to separate voters by race as chimerical.

Garrett Epps

The Return of the Mercenary

How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare

Kathy Gilsinan

Video: A Bizarre Artist Who Makes 'Bootleg' Toys

"I don't know where this stuff belongs. It's not quite right in a toy store. It doesn't fit in a traditional art gallery either."

Chris Heller

Photo: The Big Thaw

As the sunlight becomes more prevalent, people, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes to step outside, bloom, and otherwise welcome the sunshine.

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.

Gabrielle Glaser