The worst that could happen is actually a best-case scenario.
I’ve made it an annual tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us.
The popular visual-effects technique has implications that could pave the way for a new era in moviemaking—for better or worse.
For some kids, the weekly trash pickup is a must-see spectacle. Parents, children, waste-management professionals, and experts on childhood all offer theories as to why.
Here are news items and developments related to trends we’ve been covering in the recent “Our Towns” series,…
Historical texts on black progress: Your weekly guide to the best in books
But she’s probably okay with that.
The newest strategy for marketing to young people is stealing their jokes.
Most nonmetropolitan counties don’t have mental-health professionals, resulting in a “revolving door” to jail.
It’s surprisingly common for men to start losing entire chromosomes from blood cells as they age.
The impeachment inquiry is still partisan and divisive, and the Speaker seems to be resigned to it. Plus, how an old Democratic kingmaker might return to the scene.
The year’s most distinct and worthwhile series
Coined by Bill Clinton, the phrase was an inspired way to bring together a range of abortion supporters under a now-abandoned umbrella.
The Founders gave the executive branch immense authority—but also counted on the people to hold their leaders in check.
Election corruption can’t be solved by corrupt elections, so the Founders devised a special solution: impeachment.
Nuclear intelligence isn’t just for government agencies anymore. A motley crew of outside watchdogs has found creative ways to deter proliferation.
Harry Reid may be the only person who can keep the Democrats from killing one another before selecting a nominee. But will he live long enough to do it?
The staff writer Helen Lewis explains the state of British politics ahead of next week’s pivotal general election.
The fancy bike brand tried to depict a wellness journey. It didn’t go as planned.
With Kamala Harris out of the race, the Democrats have an image problem
The beloved children’s-show host knew what was at the heart of human relationships.
Before an evolutionary breakthrough, the tiny bones of ears were part of the jaw.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include protests in Hong Kong, Chile, and Iraq; a toxic sky over New Delhi; an all-female team of spacewalkers; and much more.
We’ve seen artist-in-residence programs in a number of the towns we’ve visited. The first was in Eastport Maine, where we ran into Richelle Gribble, a young artist from California, whom I consider a resident-artist extraordinaire. Over the past three and a half years, Richelle (as I’ll refer to her) has been an artist-in-residence in 15 different programs around the world, from a biosphere in Arizona to a ranch in Wyoming to the Arctic Circle in Norway.
With Kamala Harris out of the race, zero nonwhite candidates have qualified thus far for the last Democratic debate of 2019. Plus, the bread crumbs of the “Ukraine did it” conspiracy.
The House Judiciary Committee needs a clearer plan for mobilizing public opinion in support of impeachment.
GOP lawmakers used to oppose the president’s embrace of Putin and the Kremlin. Not anymore.
You can’t buy your way out of a warming planet.
Standouts from a thrilling year in cinema
A spacecraft has finally gotten close enough to the sun to gather clues about some lingering questions.