"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
“I became curious about how a person might react to the kind of hardships that exist in the wild. It became one of the preoccupations of the book.”
Ebola arrives in New York, a high school student opens fire on classmates in Washington, and protestors in Hong Kong worry that Kenny G is an agent of the Chinese government
Anne Sexton’s lost tapes
“Since World War II, very little that could be called genuinely humanitarian has resulted from American military intervention—not in Korea, certainly not in Vietnam, and not in Panama, Afghanistan, or the two Iraq wars and Libya.”
The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival
Doug Henwood on stopping Hillary Clinton, fighters and potential recruits discuss the rise of the Islamic State, the inevitability of factory farming, and more
[Six Questions ] | The APA Grapples with Its Torture Demons: Six Questions for Nathaniel Raymond, by Scott Horton
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”
Among the hoarders and junk haulers of Charleston
Harper’s publishes a story about PBS; PBS pulls its advertising from Harper’s; the Internet has the story.
A brief philosophical debate.
America’s first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.
Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?
Eula Biss discusses vaccinations, motherhood, and metaphors
Iraq’s forgotten Christians in Kurdish exile
Student protests in Hong Kong, two sex-scandal resignations, and the CIA’s lust for lemon pound cake.
Scotland rejects independence, Sierra Leone issues a three-day lockdown, and Iran lashes its citizens for doing a “Happy” dance
The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.