- Dec 19 20164 minutes
My Battle With Depression
IN A NEW MEMOIR, THE SINGER DETAILS HER 2011 DESCENT INTO SUICIDAL DESPAIR AND THE LONG, HARD ROAD BACK TO HEALTH
- Aug 1 20161 minute
‘Honor Killings’ and the Murder of a Social-Media Star
TARA JOHN ON JULY 15, QANDEEL BALOCH, a Pakistani social-media star, was strangled to death by her brother for “dishonoring” the family name by being outspoken about female sexuality. So-called honor killings are widespread in Pakistan, where more t
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- Dec 9 20163 minutes
Online 'Sextortion' Is On The Rise
Sextortionists are hacking accounts and threatening blackmail victims for more.
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
- Oct 10 20167 minutes
The Killing Season Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs
AROUND 11 P.M. ON JULY 25, RESTITUTO Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in northern Manila and go to the corner of the MacArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the new Philippine President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duter
- Jul 4 20161 minute
The Liberal Hypocrisy of ‘Free Speech’
LIBERALS TEND TO THINK OF THEMSELVES as open-minded and supportive of free speech. But recent examples show otherwise—and prove that many on the left are not above using intimidation and harassment to silence dissenting voices. Consider the fight ag
- Nov 13 20161 minute
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hitler
A conversation with the author of Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum.
- Aug 8 20161 minute
That ’70s Saga
LILY ROTHMAN A FEW DAYS AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED, IN February 1974, Patricia Hearst recorded a message to her family from the closet where she was held. “Today is Friday the eighth,” she said, “and in Kuwait, the commandos negotiated the release of the
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Burma’s Oppressed Muslims At Crisis Point
FELIZ SOLOMON THOUSANDS OF BURMA’S MUSLIM Rohingya are facing worsening abuses by the military after parts of western Rakhine state were placed on lockdown following an Oct. 9 attack on border police blamed on Rohingya jihadists. Amid reports of rap
- Dec 16 20165 minutes
Bangui's Traumatized Street Children
Will the homeless kids of the Central African Republic be pulled back into the country’s simmering conflict?
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
4 Steps For The Next President
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt Of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Jun 27 20161 minute
American Slaves Emancipated Themselves
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
- Oct 3 20161 minute
My ‘Normal’ Life as a Mom
THE SWEDISH ROYAL, 34, ON RAISING HER KIDS AND HER NEW APP TO HELP CHILDREN
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Making America (Measurably) Great
The CDC’s statistics on life expectancy are sobering but also a prod to shape health policy
- Nov 25 20163 minutes
Why Nigeria’s Shiite Conflict Is Flaring Up Again
After deadly clashes and government bans, Nigeria’s Shiite Muslim community is pushing back.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
The Birth of a Nation actor on sexual assault, raising black sons and moving to Chicago with her NBA-star husband
- Dec 13 20161 minute
The Ordinary Perpetrators And Victims In The Boko Haram Kidnappings
Helon Habila’s new book recounts the horror and revives the call to take notice.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
On Campuses, ‘Party Culture’ No Longer Excuses Rape
EARLIER THIS MONTH, BROCK ALLEN Turner, the ex–Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a fraternity dumpster, received two sentences. The first, from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, was light: six months i
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
How Peace—finally—came to Reign Throughout the Western Hemisphere
CHURCH BELLS RANG IN THE SMALL towns of Colombia at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 29. The tolling marked the official start of a cease-fire that was years in the making and the end of a war that had dragged on for decades. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colo
- Oct 24 20161 minute
13th: An Amendment With an Identity Crisis
S.Z. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING about the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery—or about the criminal-justice system—there will be something in Ava DuVernay’s succinct, passionate documentary 13th to make your jaw drop. Although the ame
- Dec 2 20162 minutes
Will Gambia's Election See The President Ousted?
Opposition activists say that Gambia’s state-sponsored intimidation could come to an end in the December 1 election.
- Aug 7 20165 minutes
The Ethics of Watching Gymnastics
Is it as bad as being an NFL fan?
- Oct 16 20161 minute
There Was No Looking Away Anymore
THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
How Familytreenow Makes Stalking Easy
The site is only one of many unregulated online people-search services that offer up personal information with few safeguards on how it’s used.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
The Gay Bar as Safe Space Has Been Shattered
IF OMAR MATEEN SOUGHT NOT MERELY TO END LIVES BUT also to sow terror in the LGBT community, he couldn’t have chosen a more apt target. For decades, gay bars have functioned not merely as watering holes but as community centers. They are—or were, unti
- Aug 8 20163 minutes
A Summer of Bloodshed Threatens Europe’s Union
“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL war.” That’s how Patrick Calvar, head of France’s domestic-security agency, described the jihadist threat to his country in early summer. Just a few weeks later, a man drove a truck through crowds in Nice, killing 84 p