Students at India’s private English-medium schools can barely read English

India’s urban private schools, catering to middle-class families, were for long seen as better off than most institutions in the country’s outdated education system. But...

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a resounding victory for representation in Hollywood

The first Hollywood studio film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years is now the biggest romantic-comedy box office success in years. Crazy Rich...

Why you should never flush your contact lenses

Keeping contact lenses for too long can cause all kinds of eye problems—infections, ulcers and, in extreme cases, a run-in with eyeball-eating amoebas. Contact lenses...

The new season of “Stranger Things” is inspired by a Chevy Chase cult comedy

Stranger Things, an E.T. meets Stand by Me meets Alien mashup of classic 1980s films, wears its pop culture references on its sleeve. Never...

The new season of “Stranger Things” is inspired by a Chevy Chase cult comedy

Stranger Things, an E.T. meets Stand by Me meets Alien mashup of classic 1980s films, wears its pop culture references on its sleeve. Never...

Kevin Spacey’s “Billionaire Boys Club” made $126 on opening day. That’s not a typo

If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t go see Kevin Spacey’s new movie, Billionaire Boys Club, at the theater this weekend. How do we know...

What economic theory gets wrong about Turkey and other emerging economies

Classic economic theory holds that when the value of a country’s currency falls, its economy should expand. So relax, Turkey. The lira’s 40% plunge...

Even with five conservative judges, it won’t be so easy to take away abortion...

With Brett Kavanaugh as Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, reproductive rights advocates are concerned that America might soon overturn Roe v. Wade,...

A lesson from krill and blue whales on happiness through humility

We Homo sapiens have done pretty well for ourselves. We’ve built entire civilizations, harnessing the resources of our planet to make suitable homes for...

A philosopher of truth says we’re not living in a “post-truth” world after all

In a world where Donald Trump declares an audio recording of his statements “fake news” and insists to supporters that “what you are seeing...

Students at India’s private English-medium schools can barely read English

India’s urban private schools, catering to middle-class families, were for long seen as better off than most institutions in the country’s outdated education system. But...