The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.
Tuesday, December 9
Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.
Monday, December 8
Women who kill their newborns usually claim to have been in denial about their pregnancies. Can you carry a child to term without realizing it?
The president of Kiribati goes to Norway to bear witness to climate change.
A tango dancer’s tragic accident ends her career and makes her briefly dependent on her roommate’s compassion.
Sunday, December 7
How solitary confinement can lead to suicide.
What it was like to edit The New Republic at its most contentious.
One of the little tweaks I made the first time I got the job was to change the slogan on the table of contents from “A Journal of Politics and the Arts” back to the original: “A Weekly Journal of Opinion.” All the fine reporting notwithstanding, what The New Republic did best, had always done best, was opinion. Its politics were polemical, its art was the art of argument.
After 13 years of war, the United States has helped create a nation ruled by drug lords.