Jun 22, 2014
Focusing college-student recruitment on poor neighborhoods can overlook middle-class African Americans entitled to affirmative action.
May 15, 2015
The tension between religiosity and secular government goes back to the nation’s founding.
May 21, 2015
How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.
Nov 13, 2013
The country frets that it trails China and Japan, which have won literary Nobels.
Nov 11, 2013
We interviewed James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, to see what happens when we're no longer the most intelligent inhabitants of Earth.
Nov 05, 2013
John Maynard Keynes’s monetary strategy was awkward and utopian. Don’t underestimate what it accomplished.
Oct 31, 2013
Does a new account with recipes get it right?
Oct 30, 2013
The famously hopeful novelist's move to dystopian fiction in The Circle.
Oct 29, 2013
His writing turned out to be mortal. But in post–World War II American culture, he’s still a giant.
Oct 22, 2013
The website used upstart humor to teach feminism to a generation. Now it’s a media “influencer.”
Oct 18, 2013
The fact that you love them doesn't mean they're worthless. Maybe you're right!
Oct 17, 2013
The Prospect talks with Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of the recently published memoir, Men We Reaped.
Oct 09, 2013
A Twitter tussle over Ben Urwand's book The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact With Hitler is emblematic of the battle being waged by popular critics and ivory-tower dwellers for control over the cultural narrative.
Oct 08, 2013
Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.
Oct 04, 2013
Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s new book, The Disaster Artist, basks in the delightful weirdness of The Room and its chief architect.
Sep 30, 2013
We hear plenty about the young-earth creationists trying to keep students from hearing about evolution. But what about the moral culpability of the textbook publishers?
Sep 24, 2013
A doctor and a journalist wrestle with our health-care system’s troubled relationship with death.
Sep 23, 2013
A new book from Ken Pollack unpacks the potential ways the United States could move forward with Iran, and why containment may be the least bad option we have.