COVER

COMMENTARY

A Step Backward for Labor (The Curious Capitalist)

Conservatives foiled an innovative union plan at a VW plant—and now everyone loses

FEATURES

Africa's Unholy War (World)

The Central African Republic has been unstable since independence. Now Muslims and Christians are killing each other

Young Kids, Old Bodies (Health)

Runaway obesity is turning a generation of children into biological adults, aging them before their time

LETTERS

THE CULTURE

10 Questions with Rosie Perez (10 Questions)

The actress, dancer and choreographer on her tricky childhood, fighting and that unmistakable voice

Lupita Nyong'o: The Front Runner (The Culture: Academy Awards)

Her harrowing turn in 12 Years a Slave brings ­the Kenya-born actress accolades she couldn't prepare for

Apology Accepted (The Awesome Column)

Why I waited in a very long line to see a celebrity say he's sorry

BRIEFING

The Long Road Back (Nation)

Five years later, the White House makes the case that the stimulus worked

Tibetan Wisdom (Spotlight)

The Dalai Lama on the Pope, pot and Facebook

Sid Caesar (Milestones)

Television's man of a thousand voices