When Linda Cox, then known as Linda Cranford, a smiley 18-year-old from rural Chickasha, Oklahoma, wanted to join the Air Force in 1971, she had to take two tests. The first was a standard academic exam: math, writing, plus a… Continue Reading
In Canada, ordinary citizens are clamoring to sponsor Syrian refugees and welcome them into their homes. The Times spent five months interviewing families and refugees about their experiences, which have been largely positive.
Twenty-five years after its premiere, the behind-the-scenes story of Tony Kushner’s landmark play.
The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) – best-known for his painting The Scream (1893) – was a key figure in the expressionist movement, which emphasised subjective experiences over the natural world. Part of a rising bohemian class that rejected conventions in society and art, Munch’s… Continue Reading
Scientists working on animal cognition often dwell on their desire to talk to the animals. Oddly enough, this particular desire must have passed me by, because I have never felt it. I am not waiting to hear what my animals… Continue Reading
Killing people is hard and horrible. No wonder that warriors, from berserkers to jihadis, need drugs to get in the mood By Peter Frankopan Read at Aeon
Children have a lot of learning to do. Arguably, this is the purpose of childhood: to provide children with protected time so that they can focus on learning how to communicate, how the world around them works, what values their… Continue Reading
[Illustration by Molly Walsh] A couple of days after my brother died, my mom, my sister and I were in our living room making arrangements for the wake. We decided to create picture collages of my brother on three huge… Continue Reading
Since 9/11, Americans have become starkly aware of the myriad dangerous threats to our everyday way of life, yet few of us have spent much time planning out what we would actually do in the event of a catastrophe. Fashion… Continue Reading
Tolentino explores the recent “Becky With the Bad Grades v. UT Austin” Supreme Court ruling through the lens of her own experience writing college essays for privileged white high school students.