How American politics went insane

Dan M. Kahan (Yale): The Politically Motivated Reasoning Paradigm. Could you trade in your political beliefs for their exact opposite? Carlos Lozada reviews Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century by Daniel Oppenheimer (and more and more). Marta Zaraska on the genes of Left and Right: Our political attitudes may be written in our DNA. Democrats are gay, Republicans are rich: Our stereotypes of political parties are amazingly wrong. Blue feed, red feed: See

Paper Trail

“The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it” reads a Washington Post headline about Brexit, which passed. In response to the news, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign in October, and the stock market plunged. “Some British voters say they now regret casting a ballot


Fame's Growing Pains

Natasha StaggConsider the following simile: Growing up is like getting famous. The confusing internal and external changes, the influx of sexual attention, with its addictive qualities, and the magnified sense of

Daily Review

Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran

Intrigue abounds in reporter Barry Meier's account of the bizarre case of Robert Levinson, a sometime CIA contractor stranded in Iran without any official American recognition of his true whereabouts—or any pending hope of a Stateside return.


Helen Oyeyemi

In her seventh book and first collection of short stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Oyeyemi stretches the bounds of fiction with fairytale-like parables that contain more locks than there are keys, and are set in peculiar lands where puppets speak, roses commit murders, and the Big Bad Wolf can be bargained with.


On Pier Paolo Pasolini's "The Long Road of Sand"

Ara H. Merjian

Setting out in his Fiat 1100 from the Ligurian coast in June of 1959, Pier Paolo Pasolini spent the next couple months wending his way around Italy’s seemingly endless shoreline. His spirited travelogue was illustrated with shots by the photographer Paolo di Paolo of chaises longues and beachside cafés, the holiday jet-set and throngs of teenagers clad in swimwear. A notoriously heretical Marxist and sworn enemy of modernity, Pasolini calls to mind anything but the bourgeois