Afghan Women and the Return of the Taliban (World)

As the U.S. searches for a way out of Afghanistan, some policy-makers suggest negotiating with the Taliban. But that would spell disaster for half the country's population


The Forest and the Trees (In the Arena)

Forget the secret documents and even Afghanistan. What counts is how we deal with Pakistan


The Spill's Psychic Toll (Environment)

For all the environmental and economic harm caused by the disaster in the Gulf, the most lasting — and least visible — damage could be inflicted on the mental health of its victims


The Laugh Factory (Comedy)

Funny or Die is helping reinvent comedy for the Web — and everyone from Oscar winners to teen stars is clamoring to jump on board