Critic’s Notebook: The Disconnect of ‘The Interview’

In one critic’s view, “The Interview” is less about Kim Jong-un than it is a typical American bromance,...

December 20, 2014

Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.’s Computer Search

A panel investigating the agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate...

December 20, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

Robert P. McCulloch defended his office’s presentation of the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and his decision...

December 20, 2014


U.S. Declares Bank and Auto Bailouts Over, and Profitable

A final sale of stock from what was once General Motors’ finance arm closed a turbulent chapter of the financial...

December 20, 2014

Talk of ‘El D.M.V.’ as Licensing Expands to Cover Undocumented Immigrants in California

About 1.4 million people who are in the country illegally are expected to apply for driver’s licenses...

December 20, 2014

Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report Says

A congressional inquiry into the F.B.I.'s scientific work on the anthrax mailings of 2001 has identified...

December 20, 2014


Falling Oil Prices Could Affect Supply, Pemex CEO Says

Mexico’s Pemex, buffeted by the recent drop in oil prices, plans to offer international oil companies...

December 20, 2014

St. Croix Refinery to Stay Closed After Vote

The mothballed refinery on St. Croix will stay closed after the U.S. Virgin Island’s Legislature voted...

December 20, 2014

Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General

The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove...

December 19, 2014


 

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014

My Brother Was Almost Deported

In an address last month, President Obama announced an executive order to redirect government resources...

December 19, 2014


Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014

US-Cuban Relations Has Twitter Abuzz about Iran

As the United States and Cuba work to restore full diplomatic relations, many hope the same policy shift...

December 19, 2014

Testy Exchange Outside Hearing for Accused Boston Bomber

Jury selection begins January 5 for the accused Boston marathon bomber, Dzokar Tsarnaev. 

December 19, 2014


 

Best places to see Christmas lights

Christmas in the United States is a combination of traditions from around the world.

December 20, 2014

Rare rhino hunter still awaiting permit

It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government...

December 20, 2014

Break in $12 million art heist

One of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history began when a housekeeper left the home of an elderly...

December 20, 2014


Obama calls on women only

President Barack Obama made a decision to call on only female reporters during his 2014 year-end press...

December 20, 2014

Whataburger worker gets $10k ...

A customer at a Texas fast food restaurant gave her mink coat to an employee after she paid her a compliment....

December 20, 2014

Eastern Air Lines is back

"America's favorite way to fly" has returned.

December 20, 2014


 

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014


Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014

Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014