The Geeks Who Leak (Nation)

The President calls them a threat to national security. The Internet calls them heroes. A new wave of hacktivists is changing the way we handle secrets


Cleaning Up China (The Curious Capitalist)

This activist is taking on government-backed polluters with a new playbook for change


The New American Way of Death (Society)

By 2017, 1 out of 2 Americans will choose cremation over burial. Our changing attitude toward this final rite of passage says everything about the way we live now

The Deciders (Nation)

As courts wrestle with speech and privacy rights, tech giants matter the most

The Dealmaker (Nation)

Once the Democrats' top knife fighter, Chuck Schumer became a force on Capitol Hill by learning the art of compromise


Total Immersion (Theater)

In more new shows, the passive theatergoer is passé

Prism of Interest (Tuned In)

Prime time has long had its eye on the surveillance state

The Illusionist (Books)

In his new novel, Neil Gaiman conjures up dark magic for adults


Rising Spirits (Business / Small Business)

Appalachia's moonshines are booming, and Big Whiskey wants in

Caveat Sharer (Business)

Regulators clamp down on room-rental and car-sharing services

Talking Heads (Tech)

The maker of Roomba creates a roboboss. There's no place to hide

Tower of Power (Business / Breakthrough)

With the California desert as its testing ground, Ivanpah, set to be the biggest solar-thermal plant in the world, is out to prove that renewable energy can work on a massive scale

The View From China (Conversation)

Ai Weiwei's "stunning" art and an inside look at a bolder nation