If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
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The new science of old age, an interview with Bill Clinton, how gangs took over prisons, debating dinosaurs with creationists, the art of being Lena Dunham, and more
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An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
On the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton assesses the state of the world, and of his post-presidency.
He is 40. You are almost 17. You know his kiss is coming, that day in the classroom, but still it surprises you. A short story
A visit to Kentucky's creationist museum, a conservative base in the culture war
What the logos you’re wearing really say
An injectable bandage
What three failed marriages taught Margo Howard about love, life, and offering advice
The idea that businesses are more vulnerable to upstarts than ever is out-of-date—and that’s a big problem.
Three big trends that could shape the future of high-tech manufacturing—and the middle class
What Internet vernacular reveals about the evolution of language
A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. Will one renegade doctor persuade the rest of the medical establishment to consider it?
Promoting women also promotes economic growth.
A very short book excerpt
Irish-language covers of popular English songs
The Culture File
In her memoir, Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls, opens a new chapter in her campaign of self-exposure.
For Marilynne Robinson, who has been called America’s George Eliot, loss and loneliness do not rule out solace.
How does aggressive police surveillance transform an urban neighborhood? A sociologist reports from the inside.
Francis Fukuyama is still bullish on where history is headed, but Americans should worry: republics can decay.
On Rab Island, now in Croatia, the bare-all movement first thrived a century ago.
Three novellas about family