Thursday, June 2, 2011

Week in Review

Can Turkey Unify the Arabs?

WISPS OF THE PAST Beyond Istanbul's landmarks, a legacy of cosmopolitan interchange of goods and ideas.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Corbis

WISPS OF THE PAST Beyond Istanbul's landmarks, a legacy of cosmopolitan interchange of goods and ideas.

As the Arab world struggles with the traumas of its revolutions, something else is at work along connections from the Ottoman Empire, bent but never broken.

When Warnings Don’t Work

Experts say there will always be deaths when a strong tornado scores a direct hit on a heavily populated area. The question has been how low casualty figures can go.

A Psychological Twister

A family confronts its own Judgment Day in the path of a tornado.

The Polite Way to Say ‘No Way’

During testimony last week, Elizabeth Warren violated a cardinal rule of the Capitol Hill etiquette book: the Congressman Is Always Right.

A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much

Today’s cohort of young people has been accused of being the laziest, most narcissistic generation ever. But are these charges fair?

The Great Kilowatt vs. Gallon Face-Off

With Memorial Day upon us, and with it a summer driving season marked by high prices at the gas pump, it seems a fitting time to look at the electric car.

Considered: Screen Grab

A cameraman captured Gen. Ratko Mladic in 1995 telling Muslim refugees they would be safe just days before his soldiers executed thousands of them.

The Week of May 22-28
Warming Up for 2012

A look behind the week’s news.

The Office: Sedentary No More

Less physical activity at work may be a major but overlooked culprit in rising American obesity. This calls for a management solution.

Quick Hits

Ahead of the Class

Don’t have the grades to get into Oxford? It might not be a problem if you’ve got the cash.

Prime Number

48: the percentage of American households represented by married couples in 2010, the first time that figure has dropped below 50 percent

Back Then: 1984

President Obama is hardly the first president to travel to Ireland in search of his roots.

Laugh Lines

Jokes from TV comedy show monologues.

Fighting Words

Congress agreed last week to reauthorize the Patriot Act just before the terrorist surveillance law was set to expire.

Today’s Cartoons

Rudy Park