As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate' The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends <em>The Lost Estate</em> by Henri Alain-Fournier.
In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.
Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.
Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard Heroin and prescription drug overdoses are the scourge of some American suburbs. Advocacy groups are trying to raise awareness of the problem with a traveling display of headstones.
Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.
Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.
Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and Reihan Salam of <em>The National Review</em>, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.