The brilliant mathematician, who died in a car accident on Sunday, was best known for his struggle with mental illness.
May 24, 2015 8:00AM ET
Some fans are complaining that Zack Snyder’s envisioning of the Man of Steel is too grim—but it’s less a departure than a return to the superhero’s roots.
May 23, 2015 7:16PM ET
No police officers will serve time for the November 2012 shooting death of two unarmed black civilians.
May 23, 2015 1:18PM ET
Only 22 years after decriminalizing homosexuality, the country becomes the first in the world to approve marriage equality by popular vote.
May 23, 2015 9:00AM ET
Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
May 23, 2015 6:58AM ET
A majority of Senators wanted to stop a spy program that they never approved. They failed despite having more votes. And it only gets more bizarre from there.
May 23, 2015 6:00AM ET
Provisions of the Patriot Act expire on June 1, and the Senate can’t agree on what to do.
May 22, 2015 3:26PM ET
19 Kids and Counting built its reputation on preaching family values, but the mass-media platforms that made the family famous might also be their undoing.
May 22, 2015 1:11PM ET
As drone warfare becomes a more familiar concept in American life, anxiety about its ubiquity—and what it means for humankind—is being explored in film, theater, and music.
May 22, 2015 11:18AM ET
Will the streaming service’s new features transform how people work out, or just transform’s Spotify’s value proposition?
May 22, 2015 8:00AM ET
The author of the seminal manual On Writing Well died this month at the age of 92.
May 22, 2015 7:00AM ET
The George Clooney blockbuster is a clever, good-natured romp—until the preachy final act.
May 22, 2015 6:17AM ET
Can President Obama win two unlikely victories for his economic agenda?
May 22, 2015 6:00AM ET
The process behind our unusual April 2005 cover story
May 21, 2015 6:21PM ET
There's one notable exception in the grand jury charges against six Baltimore police officers.
May 21, 2015 3:44PM ET
Fox and CNN have chosen a cutoff that neither accommodates all of the candidates nor facilitates a satisfying debate.
May 21, 2015 3:12PM ET
On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates said “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”
May 21, 2015 12:21PM ET
The Cannes Film Festival gets a stark, timely film about the African migrants seeking a better life by crossing dangerous waters.
May 21, 2015 11:59AM ET
The actor and self-proclaimed “poster child” for geekdom has accused Hollywood of infantilizing audiences, but it isn’t quite that simple.
May 21, 2015 11:31AM ET
A settlement between five big financial companies and the federal government shows traders blithely and openly discussing their misdeeds.
May 21, 2015 11:00AM ET
As a new exhibition reveals, the process of disseminating information via flyers is equal parts design and technique.
May 21, 2015 7:52AM ET
Potentially deadly car parts shouldn’t be the least of everyone’s worries—but they shouldn’t be the most urgent, either.
May 21, 2015 6:17AM ET
The symbolism of the Louisiana governor’s effort to grant impunity to same-sex marriage discrimination outstrips its legal import.
May 21, 2015 6:07AM ET
This week’s mayoral primary pitted a liberal against a corporate Democrat. The liberal won—a result that illuminates the party’s growing internal divide.
May 20, 2015 3:06PM ET
At the Cannes Film Festival, the veteran French actor Vincent Lindon delivers a sterling performance in Stéphane Brizé’s low-key but devastating drama.
May 20, 2015 2:42PM ET
Four groups claiming to aid cancer patients used $187 million in donations to pay for posh jobs for family and friends, jet-ski trips, and other luxury goods, the government says.
May 20, 2015 2:15PM ET
Paul Kennedy, whose book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers appeared among the terrorist’s literature, suspects the al-Qaeda leader didn’t read the whole thing.
May 20, 2015 2:10PM ET
The process will declare a winner in the governor’s race between Matt Bevin and James Comer, but it may be impossible to determine who actually garnered a majority of votes.
May 20, 2015 11:13AM ET
The departing host might be the last true innovator in late-night comedy.
May 20, 2015 11:07AM ET
A pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara.
May 20, 2015 7:30AM ET
After one of the largest surveys ever done on the financial-services industry, it's clear that ethical breaches abound—and more than a few people know about them.