‘A Long Hungry Look’

Rare images from an unpublished 1950 Life Magazine project by the photographer Gordon Parks record the legacy...

December 28, 2014

Ferry Catches Fire Off Greek Coast With Hundreds on Board

Rescuers battled rough seas to reach the stricken ferry that caught fire off the northwestern coast of Greece...

December 28, 2014

Harvard Makes Sense

December 28, 2014


Shifting Dynamics For Cuba's Dissidents

December 28, 2014

Nightfall Forces Indonesia to Suspend Search for AirAsia Flight

The plane, with 162 on board, left the Indonesian city of Surabaya early Sunday morning for the short...

December 28, 2014

Bits Blog: A Google Gentrification Fight That Doesn’t Involve San Francisco

The Bay Area isn’t the only locale that has a love-hate relationship with Google. A proposed Google...

December 28, 2014


Flight From Indonesia to Singapore Said to Lose Contact

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control...

December 28, 2014

Cuomo and Christie, Defying Legislatures, Reject Bill to Overhaul Port Authority

The bill, passed by all four houses of the New York and New Jersey Legislatures this year, would have...

December 28, 2014

Hundreds Turn Their Back on Mayor at NYPD Officer's Funeral

Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio...

December 27, 2014


 

A Very Tamale Non-Christmas

I have a secret skill I’ve honed over the past decade: I am an expert tamale dough maker. This may be surprising,...

December 25, 2014

When Legalism Enables Lawlessness

In the late 1930s, Ernst Fraenkel, a German-Jewish lawyer, developed a theory that has surprising resonance...

December 24, 2014

In Defense of Christmas-and-Easter Christians

This Christmas Eve, among the beautiful poinsettias, familiar carols, and nativity scenes across America,...

December 24, 2014


Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

My earliest memories of my father’s racism are rooted in the family dinners of my childhood. Dad sat to my left,...

December 23, 2014

 

Graham: Make N. Korea feel 'pain'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks North Korea and shutting down Guantanamo Bay.

December 28, 2014

Photos: Ferry fire off Greece

December 28, 2014

AirAsia jet missing over Java Sea

Plane lost contact with air traffic control hours ago Pilots asked to fly at higher altitude due to weather Search...

December 28, 2014


Tweet gets unequal, opposite reaction

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Christmas Day tweet commemorating the birth of Isaac Newton was the most popular...

December 28, 2014

Nightmare for the families

For loved ones on board AirAsia Flight QZ8501, it's too painful to bear. They're teary-eyed, exhausted,...

December 28, 2014

'Holy Grail' of Great Lake shipwrecks?

Kevin Dykstra and Frederick Monroe 's possible discovery of a sought-after shipwreck could be worth millions...

December 28, 2014


 

Adjusting College Rankings for Rape

The Princeton Review ranks the country’s top colleges for drinking beer or smoking pot, and lists which...

December 26, 2014

Ten Years Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean near Indonesia,...

December 26, 2014

Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americas?

While discrimination by colleges is hardly a new controversy, a series of legal cases in the past several...

December 26, 2014


Is This the End of The Magic School Bus</em> Era?

I recently came across a copy of a relic from my childhood: The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body....

December 24, 2014

American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad

Being born in the United States does not guarantee proficiency in English. Maybe you knew this, maybe...

December 24, 2014

How To Deal With the Police

It wasn’t hard for Mark Federman to empathize with his students and their daily fears about law enforcement....

December 23, 2014


In 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All

2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”)...

December 23, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force....

December 22, 2014

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014