What's on This Week

05.03.2015
Forget baseball. Boxing just might be our national sport. After all, the highest paid athlete in the country is a fighter. And a long awauted superfight between this generation's...
05.03.2015
Forty years ago, the U.S. ended its war in Vietnam, but we're still fighting over its legacy - in foreign policy and military strategy, and also in books and movies. But there's...

On Our Minds

This week we're thinking about the much anticipated debut novel by Sabaa Tahir. Called "An Ember in the Ashes," it's an epic fantasy set in a world reminiscent of ancient...
One hundred years ago, Fritz Haber invented the first chemical weapon and convinced the German army to use it. His wife Clara, also a chemist, fiercely opposed her husband's...
Michael Eric Dyson’s recent takedown of Cornel West in the New Republic pulled no punches, chastising the outspoken academic and media commentator for his often personal...
“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is ’Leave me alone; don’t harass me; I’m intolerant towards your over-proximity.” ―...
An offender (of prostitution) exposed to public shame
Welsh journalist Jon Ronson is the master of what Jon Stewart describes as “Investigative Satire.” When Ronson appeared on “The Daily Show” in 2013, Stewart told him: “You...

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