Quiet Reigns in Ferguson, Subduing Even Holiday Shopping

Three days after an outbreak of violent unrest followed a decision not to indict a police officer in the death...

November 28, 2014

Lester Bernstein, Former Newsweek Editor, Dies at 94

Mr. Bernstein, who also wrote for The New York Times and Time magazine, helped arrange America’s first...

November 28, 2014

Eagles 33, Cowboys 10: Eagles Come Out Strong Against Cowboys and Take Division Lead

Mark Sanchez, who was 20 of 29 passing for 217 yards, led Philadelphia in a rout of N.F.C. East rival...

November 28, 2014


Officer Defused Eruptions as Crowds Grew Volatile

Few law enforcers have done more on the ground to ease tensions than Jerry Lohr, a white lieutenant of the St. Louis...

November 28, 2014

DealBook: British Hedge Fund Titan Ordered to Pay Ex-Wife $531 Million in Divorce Case

The divorce award between Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn underscores the immense wealth Mr. Hohn has accumulated...

November 28, 2014

P. D. James, Novelist Known as ‘Queen of Crime,’ Dies at 94

A consummate stylist, the British author and baroness accumulated numerous awards for the 18 crime novels...

November 27, 2014


11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow...

November 27, 2014

Shop Yourself Happy

This year, a few pure souls might celebrate a freegan Christmas. Some will opt for a "Buy-Nothing" holiday....

November 27, 2014

At Macy’s Parade, Bands, Balloons and, This Thanksgiving, Protesters

Pockets of demonstrators marched intermittently along the route, protesting the grand jury’s decision...

November 27, 2014


 

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

Film Honors U.S. Pilot Defenders of Israel

The remarkable story of the Machal pilots is the subject of a new Spielberg documentary--not Steven Spielberg,...

November 28, 2014

Bollywood Actress Sentenced to 26 Years for 'Blasphemy'

Pakistani actress Veena Malik, known for her work in Bollywood films, has received a 26 year prison sentence...

November 28, 2014


The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 2014

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014


 

Boys buried under 5 feet of snow

Two little boys have something to be thankful for this year after they narrowly escaped being buried...

November 28, 2014

Day of kindness in Ferguson

Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness,...

November 28, 2014

OPEC holds oil production, prices plummet

Oil prices have plummeted to 2010 levels after OPEC leaders decide to hold oil production. CNN's John...

November 28, 2014


Ferguson terror plot foiled

Federal prosecutors say two men were planning to carry out a terror plot in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri. ...

November 28, 2014

At least 15 women accuse him of sexual misconduct

Bill Cosby and the school where he earned masters and doctorate degrees have split ways amid allegations...

November 28, 2014

Cosby pressures reporter

AP reporter Brett Zongker on the moment Cosby asked him to "scuttle" a question about the rape allegations...

November 28, 2014


 

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014


Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014

Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014


Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren...

November 25, 2014

Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014