How many angels can commit suicide on the head of a pin? Noam Chomsky and Margaret Atwood have some opinions on that.

In a time of great pain and great courage, we miss those who we lost too soon, and everyone else too.

Why do we talk about “reopening” the economy, as if it were a bodega or a Bennigan’s? Americans trip over political metaphors yet again.

The Democratic Party’s Situationist wing seizes power in a Zen koan coup d’etat.

In his dying years, Tony Judt cautioned us that remembering the 20th century just as a catalog of horrors flattens what actually happened.

It’s the holidays and everything is awful, but the story of PrEP tells us that it doesn’t have to be that way — sort of.

A jittery world watches fascism on the march from Bolivia to India, and Twitter importantly doubles down on Indian food.