The Tragic Risks of American Football
Sixteen-year-old Chad Stover died playing a game after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Is the game worth it?
U2’s Mission to Save Music
Will giving away their new album help persuade consumers to value music again?
The Rise of Concealed Weapons in America
Why more people are walking around with guns hidden in their belts, bags and purses than ever before
Francois Hollande Fights Personal Scandal
France’s leader tries to contain political fallout after release of former partner’s book
John Kerry’s Wary Coalition
Will the U.S.’s shaky group of partners hold against ISIS?
The Triumph of Index Funds
CalPERS’ move is a vote for passive investing
Reading For Riches: Fall’s Big Business Books
From lessons on how to influence people to the future of the global economy, these titles are all on the money
NASA’s New Big Winners
The space agency announces who will build its next orbital spacecraft
Bill Cosby’s Maddening Paradox
A new book explores America’s favorite TV dad
10 Questions With Ian McEwan
The author on wandering spouses, long lost brothers and that other Ian
How Much Salt Is Safe?
Warnings abound that we’re overloading on salt, but earlier in September a study found that sodium wasn’t significantly linked to high blood pressure in people who were not hypertensive. How to make sense of it all? Start here.
Tina Fey’s Family Drama
“This is Where I Leave You” is the kind of bet Holllywood doesn’t like to make anymore
Silence of the Liams
The stalwart Neeson stalks psychos in a grim, sadistic thriller
Shonda Rhimes Night in America
For three hours on Thursday, it’s OMG TV
Ten ‘Common Core’ Requirements for Teens
These won’t get teens into college, but will make them better people
The Pot Raiders
Private security pulls weed in an economy no longer quite underground
The Case for Staying Connected
We don’t need to ditch the grid. We need to fix the power business
The former FBI director probing the NFL
Northern Irish unionist