Who decides what's cool? Certain kids in certain places--and only the coolhunters know who they are.
Baysie Wightman met DeeDee Gordon, appropriately enough, Read more [...]
Why do some people turn into violent criminals? New evidence suggests that it may all be in the brain.
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The American shopper has never been so fickle. What are stores, including the new flagship designer boutiques, doing about it? Applying science.
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What does it take to save the life of a coma patient like the Central Park victim? Not a miracle, as her family and doctor explain.
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Why is the city suddenly so much safer--could it be that crime really is an epidemic?
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Through the lens of his own family's experience, the author explores why West Indians and American blacks are perceived differently.
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When the means justify the ends.
Leo Katz begins "Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law" (Chicago; $29.95), his elegant Read more [...]
Who can be blamed for a disaster like the Challenger explosion, a decade ago? No one, according to the new risk theorists, and we'd better get used to it.
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