The Nastiest Feud in Science

A piece looking at a bitter fight amongst geologists, stemming from the assertion made by a Princeton academic that the so-called fifth extinction (the one that got the dinosaurs) “was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions.” The debate is still relevant today, as scientists try to predict future extinction events that risk wiping us out.

The art of stealing

The story of the surprisingly lo-fi robbery of Rotterdam’s Kunsthal, resulting in the theft of millions of dollars worth of art, including works by Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Matisse.

In Conversation: Kathleen Turner

The celebrated actress reflects on her life and career with refreshing frankness, and doesn’t hold back in discussing collaborators as varied and celebrated as Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, and the cast of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.