October 23, 2012 There are lots of lines of evidence telling us our current model for cities is unsustainable. Does that mean cities themselves are the problem and we should all move back to the farm?
October 23, 2012 Did the memorable moments of the three debates do much to distinguish either candidate? Aislin gives the gaffe prize to Mitt Romney while Jen Sorensen sees more of a tie.
October 23, 2012 The senatorial careers of George McGovern (1922-2012) and Arlen Specter (1930-2012) dovetailed in 1980, when the South Dakotan failed to win re-election and the Pennsylvanian won the first of his five terms. As Taylor Jones and Randy Bish attest, each man made his mark.
October 22, 2012 By some counts of human history, the number of humans on Earth may have skidded so sharply that we were down to just 1,000 reproductive adults. And a supervolcano might have been to blame.
October 22, 2012 The hero of The Dice Man decides to live his life by chance; murder, adultery and an escape from a mental hospital ensue. Novelist Sheila Heti explains how at age 13 she also began living by the die. Has a book ever changed the way you live your life? Tell us in the comments.
October 22, 2012 Both Mitt Romney and President Obama come to this evening's foreign policy debate with questions about their capabilities. J.D. Crowe challenges the president on the killings in Benghazi, while Signe Wilkinson questions the depth of Mitt Romney's understanding of the Syrian war.
October 21, 2012 Mitt Romney and President Obama are focusing on women voters. But Mike Luckovich and Nate Beeler think the candidates are in the dumps when women focus on them.
October 20, 2012 If President Obama and Mitt Romney's were trees, what kind would they be? We consulted an arborist to find out. But why stop there? We talked to an architect, a pastry chef, a wine expert and a comic-strip writer for some more unconventional ways to think about the candidates.
October 20, 2012 The Center for Responsive Politics says that 942 superPACs have raised more than $403 million during this election season. A beguiling pitch aimed at people eager to contribute to a political campaign can also have some of the makings of a classic con.
October 20, 2012 Newsweek will abandon its print edition in December. Luojie saw the writing near the wall when the magazine sold for one dollar (plus its debt) in 2010, while Nate Beeler thinks almost no one will notice.
October 19, 2012 The debate after the debate has yet to come to a conclusion. Pat Bagley and Steve Kelley each add their two cents.
October 18, 2012 New research suggests that big-game hunting was part of our past for 2 million years. But according to commentator Barbara J. King, our history as meat-eaters can't explain why we find some animals delectable, like chickens and pigs, and eating others out of the question.