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What's Lost in Not Recognizing Campus Religious Groups


This fall, California State University revoked the official club status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship groups across its 23 campuses.

The Great American Gambling Boom


For a nation that prides itself on individual liberty, the United States has long clung to its Puritan roots in regards to gambling.

The Scattering of Ukraine's Jews


Aleksandr Zadov recalls the last time war forced him out of his home in Donetsk. The year was 1941, and Nazi troops were occupying the eastern Ukrainian city.

Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted?


This past spring, Miami street artist David Anasagasti’s work started popping up in Japan and South America.

Daphne du Maurier and Arcade Fire: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing


The Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca Carrie Frye | Gawker "Transported to our time, Rebecca wouldn't be a Cool Girl.

The Pop-Tart at 50: Perfect Just the Way It Is


As of this week, Pop-Tarts have been part of Americans' breakfasts—and, let's be honest, late-night snacks—for 50 years.

The Distress of Waking Up Under Anesthesia


In a foreward to a new report published by The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, a woman identified only as “Sandra” describes being conscious during an orthodontic operation, while under anesthesia.

The United States of Great Britain?


There will be no Scottish Olympic team at the 2016 Games in Rio. James Bond can keep his passport. Hogwarts will remain under the British Ministry of Magic's control.

This Is Where I Leave You: A Sitcom in the Form of a Film


Here are some of the things you will see should you find yourself seeing This Is Where I Leave You, the film adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling book: fist fights, a flipped car, pot, poop, a stolen Porsche, fake breasts, an extremely extensive amount of commentary about fake breasts, a mother coming out as a lesbian, multiple jokes about this mother coming out as a lesbian, multiple jokes about infertility, sex broadcast to a crowd through a baby monitor, “Time After Time” playing in an ice-skating rink, a wacky rabbi, a charming man-child, a manic pixie dream girl.

Should Schools Be Responsible for Kids' Health?


There’s a section in the new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll out this week that hasn’t gotten much attention: what parents think about schools and student health.

"Washington Is a Cesspool of Faux-Experts Who Do Bad Research"


Is political science a rigorous field that journalists ought to tap when trying to understand and explain what's happening in American politics?

America's Fracking Boom Comes to China


On a hazy morning last September, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi'an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog.

Here is a New Way for Obama to Talk About Confronting ISIS


A president is axiomatically having a bad week when his understanding of warfare is criticized,  in public, by the most revered living Marine general.

The Science of the Midnight Snack


The Burger King in the town where I went to college could probably more accurately be described as two Burger Kings.

Do Toy Companies Need More Women at the Top?


As a little girl, I loved Barbies. But now as an adult, I'm slightly embarrassed by this. My best defense: well, there weren't better girls toys back then.

How to Defeat ISIS, According to Ted Cruz


The Republican Party is divided on foreign policy. There are “interventionists” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want America to more aggressively wage war—either directly or via proxies—in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and beyond.

How Sugar Daddies are Financing College Education


At 11 o’clock on a Tuesday night, Amanda, a senior at Princeton University, got her first text message from Stephen, a 60-something Wall Street banker.

Financial Criminals Have Been Fined Billions, but They Rarely Pay


On a plane earlier this week, I watched The Wolf of Wall Street. The film’s outsized antics—public masturbation, the tossing of little people, lots and lots of Quaaludes—seemed too big for a seatback screen, or, for that matter, reality.

Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?


Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens.

How Environment Can Boost Creativity


It took F. Scott Fitzgerald nearly a decade to finish Tender is the Night, his semi-autobiographical novel about the physical, financial, and moral decline of a man with nearly limitless potential.


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