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What a Missing Jet Means to a World Where People Rarely Get Lost
A lost plane runs counter to our contemporary understanding of the world.
Tiger Mom Strives to Shock a Second Time, Fails
Amy Chua's new book lacks the unhinged energy of its predecessor.
The Uncomfortable New Lessons of the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre
It might be more about video games and parenting than we first assumed.
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Orders of Grief
As mourning came to Newtown, so did an outpouring of sympathy and money. Which has sometimes made the mourning even harder.
Is there such a thing? Just ask your children.
Christine Quinn Got a Raw Deal From Voters — Because She’s a Woman
Even in this liberal-minded town.
Diagnosing Anthony Weiner: Sick or Just Plain Stupid?
Let's explore some of the possibilities.
The Turn-On Switch
Fetish theory, post-Freud.
On the mound, God is always with Mariano Rivera, in victory and defeat. But baseball is a boys’ game, not a calling. And now, as he prepares to hang up his cleats, the greatest closer baseball has ever seen is embarking on his real mission.
The Emir’s University
The students of NYU Abu Dhabi might be the world’s most pampered undergraduates.
The Roar of Young Male Rage
An excellent, useless predictor.
The Retro Wife
Feminists who say they’re having it all—by choosing to stay home.
A potent coalition forms and fractures.
Parents of a Certain Age
Is there anything wrong with being 53 and pregnant?
An Ism Is Born
Are we all secretly kid-haters at heart?
To Putter, Divine
Time wasted wisely.
Listening to Xanax
How America learned to stop worrying about worrying and pop its pills instead.
“I Want to Be Like Jesus.”
Cornel West is a self-proclaimed prophet who believes in the virtues of love and justice. But in his own life, he can’t seem to find either.
The Money-Empathy Gap
New research suggests that more money makes people act less human. Or at least less humane.