Weekly Review — May 26, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

The Islamic State seizes Palmyra, McDonald's employees protest in Chicago, and the brains of nine animals are found on a street in New York


Commentary — May 22, 2015, 1:10 pm

Part of the Problem

Jonathan Chait's flawed attack on David Bromwich's critique of Barack Obama's presidency


Postcard — May 22, 2015, 12:30 pm


The destruction of Istanbul’s ancient urban gardens.


Weekly Review — May 19, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

An Amtrak train derails, a Bangladeshi blogger is hacked to death, and an African-American boy who was maced at an anti–police-brutality protest is grateful he wasn’t shot


Postcard — May 14, 2015, 8:00 am

Kid Chocolate’s Place

Fight night at a gym in Havana


Editor's Note — May 13, 2015, 11:04 am

Introducing the June Issue

David Bromwich reflects on Barack Obama’s presidency, Antonia Juhasz follows the trail of BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Ian Buruma asks why Thailand keeps turning to military rule, and more


Weekly Review — May 12, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

David Cameron is reelected, a Maryland police officer is accused of biting a man in the testicles, and a school teachers allegedly burns “I [heart] Mom” into his students’ arms


Postcard — May 7, 2015, 8:00 am

The Barracks Are Cast of Iron

Working in a Chinese foam factory


Weekly Review — May 5, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

Riots break out in Baltimore, gunmen attack an anti-Muslim conference, and two tortoises set a building on fire 


Commentary — May 4, 2015, 12:53 pm

A Legitimate Distinction

In defense of the PEN America Center’s decision to give Charlie Hebdo its Freedom of Expression Courage Award


Special Feature — April 30, 2015, 8:00 am

Saving Nelvana

The search for Canada’s first female superhero


Weekly Review — April 28, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

The Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile, the country of Liberland is founded, and a woman is convicted of killing her handymen and feeding them to pigs 


Postcard — April 23, 2015, 8:00 am

Driving the San Joaquin Valley

An afternoon with Starbucks customers in the armpit of California.


Weekly Review — April 21, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

A suicide bomber kills 35 people at a bank in Jalalabad, Hillary Clinton doesn’t tip at Chipotle, and a chiropractor admits to bartering treatments for sex


Publisher's Note — April 16, 2015, 3:51 pm

The Grind and the Gun

“Attributing white-on-black violence entirely to racism misses the larger problems that poorer people face in this country. They suffer a thousand cuts that never get talked about, except when the victims bleed to death.”


Editor's Note — April 15, 2015, 9:30 am

Introducing the May Issue

Petra Bartosiewicz investigates William Bratton’s data-driven policing tactics, Kent Meyers follows particle physicists on their quest for dark matter, and more


Weekly Review — April 14, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

Michael Slager is charged with murder, Hillary Clinton declares her candidacy for president, and a Utah television personality gets probation for kicking a barn owl


From the Magazine — April 13, 2015, 10:49 am

Eight Years of Hill?

No way, no how!


Postcard — April 10, 2015, 8:00 am

Vegas Odds

An evening of gambling with the “Johnny Lunch Buckets” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.


Weekly Review — April 8, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

Goodluck Jonathan becomes the first Nigerian president to lose an election, Boy Scouts hires its first openly gay camp counselor in New York, and a study finds that people who love grilled cheese have more sex


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“In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama was presenting himself as a politician who followed the path of least resistance. This is a disturbing confession.”
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“My husband is forty-six. I am forty-five. He does not think that, in my forties, after cancer, chemotherapy, and chemically induced menopause, I can get pregnant again, but sisters, I know my womb. It’s proven.”
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Number of British women killed last fall by lightning conducted through their underwire bras:


British women wear heels for fifty-one years on average, from the ages of twelve to sixty-three.

Thousands of employees of McDonald’s protested outside the company’s headquarters near Chicago, demanding their wages be increased to $15 per hour. “I can’t afford any shoes,” said one employee in attendance, “and I want Versace heels.”

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