The Iranian nuclear threat will soon come to a head. A preemptive attack by Israel could be disastrous. It might happen anyway.
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How Israel is getting ready to bomb Iran, the rise of prisons without walls, Chistopher Hitchens on anti-Semitism's universal threat, and more
Henry Kissinger believes that containing Iran will depend on one thing: showing its leaders that we're willing to go to war.
As sea traffic booms, can new shipping lanes and speed limits save the right whale from extinction?
TV news is driven, more and more, by the latest scoops on JonBenet, Caylee, and Natalee. The inside story of how tabloid-TV stories are made, bought, and paid for—and the man who's often behind it all.
With prisons stretched to the breaking point, some cities are trying a radical new idea: letting convicts roam free, under constant electronic surveillance.
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The space-shuttle program is coming to a quiet end. Is the same true for the era of space exploration?
The author returns to his old Tokyo neighborhood and finds an inward-looking country that has lost its ambition.
The inexplicable collapse of a tennis phenom
Mongolia revives its strongman. Will the hordes follow?
Intimacy and loss in the age of social media
In San Francisco, two dominant trends of the cocktail world are converging, with exquisite results.
High anxiety amid giant Tree Ferns and landslides in Bolivia’s little-traveled—and dazzling—Carrasco National Park
One entrepreneur’s latest effort to revolutionize how we think, learn, play music, and order coffee in Chinese
A measured, sympathetic—and ultimately damning— portrait of the 20th century’s most wickedly funny novelist
The toxin of anti-Semitism isn’t a threat only to Jews.
Los Angeles modernism revisited; Alan Bennett's new memoir; the pain of fish; the final word on the Final Solution; and more
Why the market’s rate of return—and your nest egg—may never recover
Cheesy, clichéd, and still strangely bewitching, soap operas are falling victim to their own bastard children.
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President Obama and his advisers are facing a series of questions on Iran and Israel. Every answer is discouraging.
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