Nicholas Kristof

09/25/2014 - 12:26pm

    Alicia Keys is a superstar singer who has mostly kept her clothes on and gossip off. So what is she doing in a photo dressed only in a peace sign?

    Her answer has to do with the purpose of life. Last month, as she was sickened by grim news - from...

09/04/2014 - 1:09pm

    Let's start with what we don't know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.

    But here...

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.

    "I may not believe in God, but I do believe in nuns," writes Jo Piazza, in...

08/14/2014 - 6:41pm

    What use could the humanities be in a digital age?

    University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents' nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. But, for me, the humanities are not only relevant but also...

08/10/2014 - 7:39pm

    One delusion common among America's successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.

    In fact, their big break came when they were conceived in middle-class American families who loved them, read them stories, and nurtured them...

08/10/2014 - 7:24pm

    On July 23, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up with a fever. He immediately quarantined himself, and three days later a test confirmed his nightmare. He had the Ebola virus.

    Brantly, 33, emailed a friend and said that he was "terrified," for he knew better than anyone...

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