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Calving of an ice shelf in West Antarctica

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

The Chelsea Hotel, November 18, 1983

Artists have become the shock troops of gentrification, even at the Chelsea Hotel.

Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1618)

How the religion of genius collapsed under the blows of egalitarianism.

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Harry Truman sits with White House counsel Clark Clifford in Key West in 1949

John Judis’s provocative history of US foreign policy toward Israel

No Man's Land Near Lens, France

Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?

Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.

Blogs

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011