| 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With a few exceptions, most graduation speeches are forgettable: Work hard. Chase your dreams. Don’t give up.
But the most forgettable graduation speech of all is the one that never happens, which seems to be happening more and more these days....
| May 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I've been thinking a lot about college lately. It's not as though it's staring me in the face, either. The oldest is finishing his freshman year in high school. The youngest is still in elementary school.
Still, what's occurring on America's college...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions
Iarrive at the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Deltron 3030: The trifecta of alt-rappers - Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala - are busy promoting "Event 2," the supergroup's second album and its first in 13 years. The 2013 concept album is rife with...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The New York Police Department has learned the hard way that Twitter is a two-edged sword with a point that has deeply embedded itself into the department's self-image.
The department this week decided to stick a virtual toe into the 21st century by...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution?
This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:35 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is hinting that it will file a lawsuit if it is not allowed to release far more detailed information about requests for information about users it receives from the U.S. government.
Twitter is "considering legal options" on...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Who can forget Mitt Romney’s fateful campaign line, “Corporations are people too, my friend?” It was just the kind of rhetorical faux pas that reinforced the developing narrative of Romney as a soulless plutocrat.
Back at the...
| 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...