Aug 26, 2014 — Also: a lively defense of the font Comic Sans; Elissa Schappell on finding her muse.
Aug 25, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Lena Dunham's new book; notable books of the week.
Aug 22, 2014 — Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."
Aug 22, 2014 — Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.
Aug 22, 2014 — Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.
Aug 22, 2014 — The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.
Aug 22, 2014 — The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.
Aug 21, 2014 — Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.
Aug 21, 2014 — Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.