Context — July 3, 2015, 6:30 am

Castro’s Cuba

Drums, guns, and the new man


Art, Postcard — July 2, 2015, 10:15 am


Julia Wertz on searching for “sharkitecture” in New York City. Continue reading here.

Weekly Review — June 30, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

The United States legalizes same-sex marriage, the Islamic State bombs a Shiite mosque, and a man named Rod is struck by lighting


Art, Monday Gallery — June 29, 2015, 12:21 pm


Bitter Lake, an oil painting by Olive Ayhens, whose work was on view last summer at Lori Bookstein Gallery, New York City.

Context — June 26, 2015, 5:29 pm

The Traffic in Guns

A Forgotten Lesson of the Assassination 


Conversation — June 25, 2015, 11:52 am

Before the War

The roots of the conflict in Yemen—a discussion between Washington Editor Andrew Cockburn and Sanaa-based political analyst Abdul-Ghani Al Iryani, with photographs by Alex Potter.


Weekly Review — June 23, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

A white gunman massacres nine African Americans at a church in South Carolina, Pope Francis calls Earth a “pile of filth,” and North Korea claims to have developed a cure for AIDS 


Art, Monday Gallery — June 22, 2015, 3:19 pm


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), by Noah Rabinowitz, one of the twenty contributing photographers in “Travel Day,” our Folio in the July issue. Photograph © Noah Rabinowitz.

Context — June 19, 2015, 3:28 pm

Up from Globalism

“Today, the idea of maintaining genuine American prosperity without a vibrant manufacturing sector stands exposed as a fairy tale.”


Postcard — June 18, 2015, 11:30 am

The Lost Land

Revisiting the forgotten stories of childhood.


Weekly Review — June 16, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

Six Guantánamo Bay prisoners are transferred to Oman, an 800-person manhunt fails to catch two escaped convicts, and a runaway zoo elephant kills a 65-year-old man


Art, Monday Gallery — June 15, 2015, 2:03 pm


San Francisco International Airport, by Andrea Bruce. For “Travel Day,” our Folio in the July issue, we gave twenty working photographers a straightforward yet challenging assignment: take pictures of whatever airports you happen to be traveling through during the month of April. Bruce (above) passed through international airports ten times during the month; each time she let security scan her film with x-rays. The repeated exposures to radiation left some of Bruce’s photographs with what she describes as “a faint, ghostly wave.” Photograph © Andrea Bruce/NOOR Images

Publisher's Note — June 12, 2015, 10:53 am

Nonsense Brokers

“Rep. Kathleen Rice last week reversed her opposition to fast-track the TPP. If history repeats itself she won’t be the only member of Congress to betray her working class and labor-union supporters.”


Context — June 12, 2015, 10:30 am

Murdoch Triumphant

How we could have stopped him—twice.


Editor's Note — June 11, 2015, 10:30 am

Introducing the July Issue

Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more


Weekly Review — June 9, 2015, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

A heat wave hits India, hundreds of elderly vacationers drown in the Yangtze River, and Poop Gangsta gets 12 years in jail


Art, Monday Gallery — June 8, 2015, 12:00 pm


T.D.B.C. Presents Iron Mike Becomes Champ, 2015, by Dapper Bruce Lafitte, formerly known as Bruce Davenport, Jr., whose work was on view this winter at Louis B. James, in New York City, and will be shown in August at Arthur Roger Gallery, in New Orleans. His drawings of New Orleans marching bands appeared in the September 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Artwork courtesy the artist and Louis B. James, New York City.

Sketch — June 8, 2015, 10:00 am

The Polar Condition

“I do not believe anybody on Earth has a worse time than an emperor penguin.”


Context — June 5, 2015, 10:00 am

The Soccer War

Design for a Central American battlefield


Postcard — June 4, 2015, 11:00 am


A visit to Djibouti City, where thousands of Yemenis have sought refuge from their country’s civil war.


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“I’m worried that what the Houthis did to push Yemen into a civil conflict in September 2014, the Saudis may end up doing again when they end their campaign by eliminating the Houthis.”
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“Whatever the slogans suggested, the A.C.A. was never meant to include everyone.”
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Date on which a U.S. patent was issued for a phone with which pets can call their owners:


Bees can count to four.

Washington University researchers found that obese Americans outnumber overweight Americans.

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