| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time.
The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
On this Independence Day, many Americans will visit Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, behind which stands a large statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Arms folded, grim-faced, Adams is portrayed as demanding that British troops be removed from the city after the...
| Jul 6, 2014
Thomas Motamed, fresh out of law school, found the legal profession too dry.
So at a friend's suggestion, he tried another field he thought might be more interesting: peddling life insurance.
But that got old fast.
"I really didn't like sitting...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The partnership between big-league Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club and scrappy new-work developer Ars Nova will yield its first full production with "By the Water," a new play by Sharyn Rothstein (pictured above) that bows this fall at City...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The market is open for another round of trading in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2," director Johnnie To's sequel to his hit 2011 romantic comedy about a handful of Hong Kong One Percenters who swap romantic allegiances with the same manic brio with which...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Naomi Klein has made a career critiquing the effects of global capital and consumerism. Her 2000 book "No Logo" looked at the exploitation of workers by large multinationals, including Nike; her follow-up, "The Shock Doctrine" (2007), examined the ways in...
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Sep 5, 2014
The list of distinguished American poets who've had success writing prose reads like a Who's Who of the American literary canon: Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, e.e. cummings, Rita Dove, John Ashbery, Sherman Alexie and Lydia Davis, to name just a few. Ben...