The Only Child: Debunking the Myths (Cover)

Only children are supposed to be spoiled, selfish and lonely. In fact they're just fine — and on the rise, as more parents choose against having multiple children


Africa's Future (Commentary)

How staging the World Cup has allowed a continent to believe in itself


Can High-Speed Rail Get on Track? (The Well / Nation)

Obama is spending billions on a new network of faster trains. Is a car-crazed nation ready to add rails to the mix?




Beauty and The East (Books)

David Mitchell, the mad scientist of story, is back with a novel of old Japan

Family Ties (Movies)

The funny, sexy The Kids Are All Right may be the best domestic drama we'll see this year

Q&A: Julianne Moore

The Kids Are All Right actress talks about soap opera acting, 30 Rock and lesbians who like gay porn


About Face (Life / Going Green)

A new book unmasks the toxic ingredients in mainstream cosmetics


10 Questions for Elon Musk (10 Questions)

The engineer-magnate is a co-founder of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Elon Musk will now take your questions


The Death of Fadlallah: The Misunderstood Shi'a Cleric (Milestone)

Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah may not have been a friend of the U.S., but he was certainly not the spiritual leader of Hizballah, nor was he responsible for the 1985 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut