Six Stanford professors—White House advisers, Cabinet members and congressional go-to experts—share their insights on terrorism, diplomacy and the role of scholarship in policymaking. What keeps us from stopping wars?
Former private eye Joe Gores took his knowledge of scams and scumbags and put it to work writing crime fiction. Now his prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s classic The Maltese Falcon sheds light on how the genre’s seminal character, Sam Spade, came to "own" San Francisco.
Personal DNA scans will only become more accessible and comprehensive. What promise do they hold for health care, and what are the risks?
What we don’t know about war could hurt us.
A rich artistic tradition
Golden years, gray skies? An essay on retirement towns
Inventor Kirk Hawkins gives casual pilots a lift.
Hear her plea to become the Tree
Could Facebook be a parent’s best friend?
Hum a few bars, they’ll name that tune
Persian myth meets Berkeley graffiti in the art of Ala Ebtekar
Journalist Neil MacFarquhar on the unexpected Middle East
T.S., they love you: the drama department’s Waste Land year
Rixford Kinney Snyder
The Streak that Nearly Snapped
Seeing at the Speed of Sound
Let Me Introduce Myself
The Effort Effect
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