| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Aug. 28:
More than two weeks ago we issued our first call for a Ferguson Commission to investigate the root causes of the massive unrest that followed the shooting of 18-year-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:29 PM
As it runs along the eastern edge of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., Florissant Avenue resembles hundreds and perhaps thousands of commercial strips around the country. Five lanes wide, it is lined with fast-food restaurants, banks, pawnshops and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:56 AM
We can stop pretending the Hobby Lobby case is about the sanctity of life now.
Now that Forbes and Mother Jones and CBS News and dozens of other outlets have reported that Hobby Lobby's employee retirement plan invests millions in companies that...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:39 PM
NEW YORK — Was it someone’s idea of art, or an attempt to send a political message?
Perhaps, as one police official mused, Betsy Ross’ long-lost nephew was channeling his flag-making aunt with his own creation: two white flags, which...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in "The 50-Year Argument," which takes us behind-the-scenes of editor Robert Silvers' storied weekly and finds, to its...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Borys Vitaliy was happily married with a successful recycling business when protesters began gathering in the Ukrainian capital's Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, in November.
His consciousness raised, Vitaliy spent two days glued to the...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Benghazi campaign will start soon and run until Nov. 5. Be sure to catch it at a time convenient for you. It will be broadcast and re-broadcast on Faux Snooze Channel (“We report, you deride”) 24/7. The proceedings will start with a pledge...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
| May 15, 2014
"Maybe you can learn more from a song than a book," says 19th-century labor activist Joe Hill in the concluding moments of "Which Side Are You On?"
Hill, a historical figure memorialized in the folk song that bears his name, returns as a ghost in this...