Eruptions had hit the million mark. Thanks to everyone!
John Dickerson writes that Sarah Palin has become more a celebrity than a politician. Like Al Gore, she is "a personality–influential, polarizing, and not likely to be president–who talks about political affairs."
Gordon Chang writes that this will likely not be the "Chinese century." Rather, the country has "just about reached high tide, and will soon begin a long, painful process of falling back."
Elif Batuman unearths seven unproduced screenplays written by famous intellectuals, including Nabokov's story of a sexually frustrated London circus dwarf, and Sartre's failed Freud epic.
Using instruments in space and on the ground, Scientists have developed the most complete picture yet of how large solar eruptions affect the Earth.
Citing numerous clues, experts believe that a painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was long attributed to the circle of Francesco Granacci is really by Michelangelo.
We should arrest the Pope "only if that is where the operation of due process and the rule of law actually take the investigating and prosecuting authorities," writes Allen Green.
Faced with plummeting endowments and overextended commitments, public universities are moving toward privatization, writes Edward J. K. Gitre, who worries about the long-term consequences.
If Christopher Hitchens were to spend "a long and arduous evening in the alehouses and outer purlieus" of 19th Century London, he'd want to be doing it in the company of Charles Dickens.
Saffa Khan is on four college wait lists, and writes that these lists "prolong the holding pattern of teenage life." Instead, colleges should simply reject those without a reasonable chance of getting in.
The eruption we've been following for weeks in Iceland has now begun to disrupt life in Europe, as the ash from the new explosive phase has closed airspace over much of northern Europe.
Ever wonder what it's like to lead a life of chastity? Jesuit priest and author James Martin explains. "I find people can be freer with me. When I become close friends with somebody they’re not wondering, is he becoming friends because of sex? On a practical level it makes you a lot more mobile." To ...
It has been a bad ten years for the economy. It may in fact have been the worst decade since the 1930s. As I've written, the current recession is in some ways as bad as or even worse than the Great Depression. We have lost a historically large number of jobs, and they have been historically slow in ...
If you debate theists very often, there will soon come a point where you'll start hearing the same arguments over and over again. And although I do my best to bear in mind Greta Christina's wise words on patience and remember that most proselytizers have never been exposed to an effective atheist ...
A rapidly forming stereotype about autistic people is that they can't use stereotypes. In the words of this site about kids with Asperger's Syndrome, for instance, "they are usually free from sexism or racism." Scientific tests suggest that this is false—another example of stereotypes revealing ...