Judging Ray Rice Instead of Ourselves

Everyone’s busy condemning Ray Rice for punching out his wife. But we all bear responsibility for the violent football culture that produced him — because we love it.


Taking the Banality Out of Evil

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The Salaita Scandal

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VIDEO: Israel Is the Answer to Your Love Handles

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Modesty Is the New Black

From the perennially chic Barneys New York, to chains like Zara, this season’s racks are filled with billowy dresses and oversized jackets. The styles are almost — dare we say it — modest?

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