"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
The uneasy search for our atomic history
Navigating Colombia’s class-based estrato system
Historian Gar Alperovitz on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
A kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl is found, an EgyptAir flight vanishes, and U.S. doctors perform the first successful penis transplant.
Pope Francis considers allowing female deacons in the Catholic church, the Islamic State cuts in half the salaries of Syrian fighters, and a sinkhole in London swallows a car
Helen Ouyang on the cost of crowd-sourcing drugs, Paul Wood on Trump’s supporters, Walter Kirn on political predictions, Sonia Faleiro on a man’s search for his kidnapped children, and Rivka Galchen on The People v. O. J. Simpson.
A Syrian refugee camp is bombed, Londoners elect their first Muslim mayor, and China bans videos of women seductively eating bananas
Sheldon Silver is sentenced to twelve years in prison for fraud; Christopher Ketcham visits New York’s dysfunctional state legislature
What does the war in Aleppo smell of? It smells of carbine, of wood smoke, of unwashed bodies, of rubbish rotting, of fear.
Journalists are doing the Clintons’ dirty work for them and their machine.
Scientists discover three potentially inhabitable planets, an entire police force in Colorado quits, and North Korea bans funerals
Obama’s legacy in the Middle East
Samuel James photographs the English Premier League season; Leicester City nears the title
Trump wants to cut off Mexicans’ money? That’s what the Obama Administration already does to Somalis.
Tehran police enlist 7,000 morality officers, the governor of Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, and a man frames his five-year-old daughter for murder