"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
Photographs from the U.S.-Mexican border
A California park, drawn from memories of childhood
Syrian rebels accuse the Islamic State of using mustard gas on children, scientists find that humanitarian catastrophes are good for air quality in the Middle East, and Tajikistan announces the existence of a planet named Tajikistan
In five easy lessons
In Trinidad, the rise of Jack Warner—and his putative fall—has become something of a parable for the larger foibles of the “nation building” project it’s been engaged in
The Chinese stock market plummets, the Islamic State beheads an archeologist, and Hamas detains a dolphin for espionage
Six cents for lost prestige
The Greek parliament approves a $95 billion international loan package, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium considers taking legal action against Pornhub, and a naked man in Wisconsin rams his pickup truck into two police cars
William Deresiewicz discusses education in the age of neoliberalism, Andrew Cockburn argues that invasive species don’t deserve their bad reputations, Elaine Blair reviews Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, and more
How $1.8 billion in aid to Ukraine was funneled to the outposts of the international finance galaxy
James Egan Holmes is sentenced to life in prison, an atheist blogger is hacked to death in Bangladesh, and Kermit and Miss Piggy get divorced
A nurse’s story
Welcome to the nerve-wracking reality of being Finland.
The Taliban appoints a new leader, Iraq takes a four-day heat holiday, and Zimbabwe seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist for killing and beheading a protected lion