May 8, 2013 In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, the host of Tell Me More talks about a new report that shows an increase in suicide rates among baby boomers. She says the figures are more than just numbers for her. Martin's brother took his own life three years ago.
May 8, 2013 Physicist Marcelo Gleiser recalls his early interest in competing interpretations of the quantum world. Now a successful researcher in his own right, he wonders if it's time to switch gears and turn his casual interest into a professional pursuit.
May 8, 2013 Rather than waiting for someone to give you a treat, why not make one of your favorites for yourself? Something you can snack on all week when no one's around. Or, better yet, something you don't have to share. Food writer T. Susan Chang recommends slow-roasted pecans, salty-sweet matzo candy and more.
May 8, 2013 In an effort to improve ties, President Obama has recently wined and dined and hit the links with Republican lawmakers. Christopher Weyant wonders whether the president is really ready to play-through, while Mike Luckovich predicts plenty of time in the rough.
May 7, 2013 Our reaction to overnight Web celebrities like Charles Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown and Ted Williams deserves a longer look.
May 7, 2013 The Met Ball brings out some of the highest of fashion, and Monday night, it brought boots of fire, lots of skin, and a new hair color for Anne Hathaway.
May 7, 2013 There was a time when superheroes confined themselves to the pages of comic books piled up in a kids room. Now they're on the big screen and in the mainstream of pop culture. Commentator Adam Frank says there are winners and losers in this transformation.
May 7, 2013 Turns out our solar system — with its medium sized sun, its four small rocky planets, its four big gassy ones farther out — isn't like the others. We are unusual. Very unusual. Says one prominent astronomer, we are "a bit of a freak."
May 7, 2013 A federal judge removed age restrictions on the availability of "morning after" contraceptives, but the Obama administration is fighting to prevent access for girls under 15. Rick McKee and Jimmy Margulies each find hypocrisy in what Americans think is age-appropriate.
May 6, 2013 Peter Sagal's in New York, so what did he go get for this week's Sandwich Monday? A classic New York hot dog? A pastrami sandwich from 2nd Avenue Deli? No, a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
May 6, 2013 Anthony Marra's debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, takes place in war-torn Chechnya — a world of perpetual violence, fear and exploding land mines. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says the characters are so vivid and the language so brilliant you want to stay there.