The Gospel of Bernie
The man who brought fire back to the Democratic Party
Pope Francis and the New Roman Empire
From Cuba to climate change, he has revitalized the Vatican’s role in global diplomacy. Now he’s bringing his activist agenda to the U.S.
Meet the Doctors Fighting to Grant Patients the Right to Die
Trained to preserve life, but seeking to allow some to end theirs on their own terms
Why Ambition Isn’t Working for Women
It’s not that women are less driven. But the things they strive for aren’t helping them get to the top
Elena Ferrante May Be the Finest Author You’ve Never Heard Of
The anonymous Italian author is becoming an icon
How Johnny Depp Transformed Himself to Play Whitey Bulger
The actor’s new jaunt in Black Mass
Review: Everest’s Peak Experience Underrates the Mountain
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the new film
Tennis Balls and Trash Give Pablo Picasso Another Dimension
The master’s sculptures arrive at MoMA
Review: Holmes Is Where the Heart Is
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar releases Mycroft Holmes
Quick Talk With Jewel
The singer releases a new album and memoir
What the 2016 Candidates Are Selling on Their Websites
As the witty merch goes, so goes the nation
11 Questions With Aberash Bekele
The subject of Angelina Jolie’s new movie talks about her life as a child bride who killed her would-be husband
Is the 8-Year Auto Loan In Your Best Interest?
Crunching the numbers
Meet the Houston Texans’ Rising Superstar
JJ Watt is among the best defensive ends in the NFL
Why Colleges Need Helicopter Parents
Sometimes, backing off is not what a kid needs
Why It’s Tough to Survive a Year in Space
The science behind the struggle
The Ultimate Air Purifier
Designer Daan Roosegaarde’s “smog vacuum cleaner” aims to reduce Rotterdam’s growing air pollution.
Global Warming’s Comeback
It may not have always felt like it, but global warming slowed in the decade before 2010. Temperatures rose just 0.09°F, down from 0.2°F average growth in each of the six previous decades. Now a new study by the U.K’s Met Office says the “hiatus” has ended and predicts the next two years will be the hottest on record.
Ex–University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, who resigned Sept. 15 amid furor over too-high ticket prices, could reportedly get a $5.6 million settlement, since his contract runs through 2019. It wouldn’t be the first taxpayer-funded college payout to raise concerns.
Great 20th Century Migrations
With an estimated 1 in every 122 people on earth now displaced according to the U.N., there are currently more people fleeing violence or persecution than at any other time since World War II. Here’s how the world dealt with previous mass movements of people.