How immigration creates jobs by expanding local economies, new numbers show Facebook continues to dominate the media market, Christopher Orr reviews "Avengers: Age of Ultron," a group of young residents work to improve the struggling city of San Bernardino, and more...

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nonviolence as Compliance

Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Avengers: Age of Ultron Is Too Much of a Good Thing

The spark of the original is still in evidence, but it's somewhat lost among new characters, action sequences, and Marvel tie-ins.

Christopher Orr

Facebook Is Eating the Internet

The state of the media in 2015 begins and ends with the tech giant.

Adrienne LaFrance

Prioritizing the Arts Over Test Prep

In an age when public education has become synonymous with high-stakes exams, an inner-city charter-school network is using culture and creative expression to teach the Common Core standards.

Sara Neufeld

Actually, Immigration Can Create Jobs

The traditional view that an influx of new workers takes work away from native-born Americans is only part of the story.

Gillian B. White

People Don't Know What's Healthy

With its switch to Splenda, Pepsi becomes the latest company to fold to public anxieties over specific ingredients. But when it comes to understanding what's best nutritionally, the customer isn't always right.

Olga Khazan

'Generation Now'

The frustrations and inequalities of America's second Gilded Age are as apparent in San Bernardino, California, as anywhere else in the country. Here is how one group of young people has chosen to respond.

James Fallows

America Is Ready for Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court hears arguments for legalizing same-sex unions nationally, shifting public opinion could convince the justices to act.

Molly Ball

A Skeptic's Guide to the Iran Deal

Democrat Adam Schiff on what worries him about the framework nuclear agreement with Tehran—and about his Republican colleagues.

Jeffrey Goldberg

Will Pope Francis Break the Church?

The new pope's choices stir high hopes among liberal Catholics and intense uncertainty among conservatives. Deep divisions may lie ahead.

Ross Douthat

Video: What Does It Mean to Be Fashionably Modest?

A short documentary about three Muslim women: a YouTube star, a fashion blogger, and a bikini model

Chris Heller

Photo: The Ruins of Nepal

Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital of Kathmandu on April 27 after Saturday's earthquake killed more than 3,700 people and toppled entire city blocks.