First Day Of Terror

As six casually dressed young people carrying black Adidas bags turned the corner and began to approach the building, the oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Libya, and Algeria had begun another round of discussions about the price of oil. Their meetings had been headline material for over two years, since October 1973.

The Madness Of The Teenage Brain

Adolescence is the time of life when someone is most likely to join a cult, kill, be killed, invent an art form, help overthrow a dictator, ethnically cleanse a village, care for the needy, transform physics, adopt a hideous fashion style, commit to God and be convinced that all the forces of history have converged to make this moment the most consequential ever.

Burger King Is Run By Children

What happened when a bunch of kids took over America’s second-largest burger chain.

The Fascinating Story Of The Inventor Of The High Five

When a professional baseball player popularized the high five in the 1970s, his story revealed much more important contributions.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You A Terrorist

A 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database as well as the no fly list.

Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach — rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal — has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

Dallas Killers Club

Having now read less than one-tenth of one percent of the available books on the subject, I believe, with full consciousness that I’m only a newcomer, that they’re barking up the wrong conspiracy.

Why Is Einstein The Poster Boy For Genius?

Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one — why has his name come to mean something superhuman?

How Gay Marriage Opponents Twist History To Suit Their Agenda

Much of what you hear about the purpose of marriage is ahistorical. Here’s what the institution was traditionally fit for.

The Journalist And The Suicide

Politically, a lot is staked  on viewing suicidal or violent veterans as crazy.

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