Why do we pay our stars so much money?
When Marvin Miller took over as the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, in 1966, he quickly realized Read more [...]
Social media can't provide what social change has always required.
At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down Read more [...]
Why is it so difficult to develop drugs for cancer?
In the world of cancer research, there is something called a Kaplan-Meier curve, which tracks the health Read more [...]
It was a dazzling feat of wartime espionage. But does it argue for or against spying?
On April 30, 1943, a fisherman came across a badly decomposed corpse floating Read more [...]
How much people drink may matter less than how they drink it.
In 1956, Dwight Heath, a graduate student in anthropology at Yale University, was preparing to Read more [...]
How entrepreneurs really succeed.
In 1969, Ted Turner wanted to buy a television station. He was thirty years old. He had inherited a billboard business from Read more [...]
How different are dogfighting and football?
One evening in August, Kyle Turley was at a bar in Nashville with his wife and some friends. It was one of the countless Read more [...]
Atticus Finch and the limits of Southern liberalism.
In 1954, when James (Big Jim) Folsom was running for a second term as governor of Alabama, he drove to Clayton, Read more [...]
Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence.
In 1996, an investor named Henry de Kwiatkowski sued Bear Stearns for negligence and breach of fiduciary Read more [...]
Is free the future?
At a hearing on Capitol Hill in May, James Moroney, the publisher of the Dallas Morning News, told Congress about negotiations he'd just Read more [...]