Category: Features

The Insidious Myth of In-Person Voter Fraud

As American democracy faces its greatest test, its core is rotting. Legislation disguised in the name of electoral integrity is making it worse.

The Brave New World of Gene Editing

Biotechnology has progressed faster than our society’s ability to understand it. Our newfound powers raise serious ethical questions.

Losing the Game

American professional sports have a tendency to get wrapped up in grand narratives. The N.B.A. star who was homeless in high school but now makes millions on the court. The baseball team that makes an improbable and unprecedented September run. The hat trick. The Cinderella story. The Hail Mary. Professional sports have also created the… Read more »

The Rally at the Radisson

A reflection on and recounting of a visit to a Donald Trump rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, featuring a Brown student, Luciano Pavarotti, and a Rubik’s Cube.

To Save Our Athens

Can an ancient historian’s masterwork provide the keys to defeating ISIS twenty-four hundred years later?

Activism is Dead

Silenced by money, American food and environmental activism has lost its integrity. The result: a corrupted Congress and a duped citizenry.