Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2018
Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Fiction: A French Manifesto
Against the omnipotence of "reality-show novels' and costume fiction, a group of young French authors want to reassert the novel as a contemporary art.
The Real Invisible Threat To Democracy: Poverty
Even in economically powerful Germany, poverty threatens the social fabric. And neither the left or right has any real solutions — except to play to fears.
Russian Poker? Why The New Cold War May Be About To Thaw
The Specter Of May 1968, From Hamlet To Marx To May 2018
The violent protests that struck Paris last week weren't the start of a new, 1968-style uprising. But people are angry and disillusioned. And that's a problem.
Unraveling The Secret Of The Taj Mahal's Original Color
Indian authorities are prepared to spruce up the world famous monument and restore its ancient hue — provided they can figure out just which shade of pale it really was.
Italian Revisited, Pinocchio Translated Into Emoji Language
Researchers at the University Of Macerata used volunteers and online bots to help translated the 19th century children's classic.
The Eros And Ethics Of Sex Robots
Imagine if machines could do the job of strippers — or prostitutes. Where would it lead us?
Banksy And The Indestructible Force Of Capitalism
ONE SHOT (Video)
Guerrillero Heroico — Alberto Diaz Korda
Tora Prison Diary: Conjuring Harry Potter Magic In The Darkness
Abdelrahman al-Gendy, a standout student and Harry Potter aficionado, was just 17 when he was arrested in Cairo, charged with multiple crimes, and given a 15-year prison sentence.
Welcome To The Metadata Society — And Beware
There's a potentially sinister side to the crush of data we unwittingly feed into systems like Google, which can use the information not only to make money, but ultimately control us.
Your Ego Online, Psychoanalysis In The Social Media Age
"Rich Brats' And Me: The Struggles Of Chinese Studying Abroad
Hungry Students? Postponed Exams? Ramadan In German Schools
Urban Planners Find Smart Design In Argentine Shantytowns