“Paying Attention and Paying Respect Is All That Writers Can Do”Why PEN is right to honor Charlie Hebdo.
Crimea Is Putin’s RevengeOn March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.
Putin, SnubbedThe Russian leader may release Mikhail Khodorkovsky to distract attention from Western leaders’ decision to skip his Olympics.
I Envy Angelina Jolie Her NipplesBut I’m glad I had a preventive double mastectomy eight years ago.
How To Read the Russian ElectionIf you are wondering which of the candidates opposing Vladimir Putin on Sunday is a stooge, rest assured: They all are.
Moscow in a HazeThe deadly fires have exposed a key problem in today's Russia: No one knows what's going on.
More and Less Than HumanThe prosecution framed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, which helped seal his fate.
The Third ManThe Boston bombing, a triple murder, a mysterious death at the hands of the FBI, and the end of an American dream.
Putin Isn’t PanickingThe Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
“I Was My Own Person Again”The women of Pussy Riot made meaning out of a horrific experience in prison. Now, they’re launching another protest movement in Russia.
Do Russians Have a Death Wish?Authorities were warned of the attack on Domodedovo Airport a week ago, but they didn't beef up security.
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Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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