Forty years after Jaws, why the very first blockbuster should be considered art—and how it helped one man to survive.
Dinosaurs haven’t been super-popular for 65 million years—it only feels that way. Fans and experts explain our obsession with dead monsters.
A day in the life of a professional orchestra—coffee, practice, social media, tuxedo—leading up to a performance.
An alphabetical update to important stories that have fallen off the front page, from the existence of Atlantis to the Spice Girls’ decline.
Clemency is supposed to be a “fail-safe” in our judicial system. Thanks to a handful of powerful, well-paid political appointees, that notion is proving lethally incorrect.
What one woman labels kinky, another person calls a crime against cake. Offering a taxonomy of erotic fixations.
A young girl in South Dakota—the last school-age child remaining in her community—epitomizes the challenges of rural American Judaism.
An unusual DEA raid on one of LA’s most reputable medical marijuana dispensaries reveals the bewildering conflict between state and federal drug laws.
Eating antipodean means trying cuisine that’s local on the opposite side of the Earth. We asked people around the globe to experience life—through food—from half a world away.
The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day, and remembers none of them. When everybody’s reading, but nobody’s smarter, what value has the word?
An adventure of food and drink in San Francisco naturally expands to include Ornette Coleman, Mexican wedding cookies, and a pet monkey admiring the ocean.
After decades of perfecting a homemade bread recipe, a single experiment transforms a home cook into an artisan.