Close Your HeartThe Central African Republic’s sectarian civil war has divided a once peaceful nation, and pitted brother against brother.
The Real DealThe unjustly unheralded Michael Winterbottom blurs the line between fiction and documentary.
Is There an “Obama Effect” on Crime?A surprising new theory for the continuing crime decline among black Americans.
The Vatican Loves a Good StoryIt takes money, a medical miracle, and a compelling vita to make it as a saint today.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
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The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
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The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.