Jessica Gross considers her preference for certain types of confinement.
Diane Mehta tries to manage anxiety with meditation that requires her to discard all her memories.
New books about the opioid crisis — "Dopesick," "Fight for Space" and "American Fix" — have different ideas about who's to blame and what to do next. Our critic says regulating supply can have deadly consequences and we need to address users' pain.
One of the few things that could raise anger — real, intense anger — in Mister Rogers was the willful misleading of children. Superheroes, he thought, were the worst culprits.
In the summer of 2017, when I was 41 years old, I temporarily lost my parents. This is both less and more dramatic than it sounds.
Civility will never defeat fascism, no matter what The Economist thinks.
Even if one of the last surviving Tolstoyan communes has fallen short of Leo Tolstoy's ideals, it's still turned into something meaningful. It's a place for people who don't want to be found.
Aram Mrjoian reflects on his experiences of being part Armenian in America.
The US prison system is broken. It sucks up billions of dollars each year and destroys lives. Could a Thai princess and an accidental criminal justice reform activist in the Pacific Northwest have the answers?
The general sentiment online these days is that we cannot afford to look away from the carnage, that it is irresponsible to do so, that the anger must stay fanned, must grow bigger and persist. "We cannot afford to forget."
As the Philadelphia Eagles start the 2018-19 NFL season, defensive end Chris Long is also committed to making wins off the field by creating educational equity for students in the United States.
How a terrified mother tried — and failed — to be a walking-talking public service announcement.
Secrecy and speechifying, collegiality and hierarchy, exceptionalism and opulence on the Supreme Court.
Facebook's botched war against propaganda campaigns.
To work as a courtsider is to have possibly the most exotic, adrenaline-pumping data-entry job imaginable. Put simply: Courtsiding is the practice of independently transmitting information from a tennis match for a purpose related to gambling.
A tender relationship with a fellow exotic dancer shows Natassja Schiel how to love her sister, a recovering addict.
Allegations that Richard Nixon beat his wife, Pat Nixon, have circulated for decades without serious examination by the journalists who covered his presidency. It's time to look more closely at what’s been hiding in plain view.
When I started asking myself questions about my own notions of masculinity. I just felt so limited, so suddenly afraid of becoming the kind of man I'd grown up in fear of.
In law school, they told me I wouldn't be able to read anymore. That the pleasure of the text, like a lover in a non-law degree, would slowly grow opaque to me.
Thousands of Haitians who fled the United States on foot last summer have started very different lives in Canada.