The pope (again) disappoints supporters of women being ordained as priests

Pope Francis A lot of Catholics — not all of them women — seem to be surprised and disappointed by Pope Francis’ suggestion...

Hillsborough families’ legal fees exceed £63m

Families of the 96 Hillsborough victims during a vigil in Liverpool. Photograph: Reuters The Home Office spent £63.6m covering the legal costs of the...

The Word Detective: A Life in Words, from Serendipity to Selfie...

Sustained and sincere reflections … John Simpson. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian What does the word “lexicographer” call to mind? A toiling collector...

Child obesity rising again, NHS report reveals

The number of obese ten and 11-year-olds in their last primary school year also rose from 19.1% in 2014-15 to 19.8% last year. Photograph:...

Self-declared ISIS leader breaks silence as U.S.-led coalition approaches Mosul: ‘Make...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi broke a nearly yearlong silence with the chilling audio recording. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, broke...

Donald Trump once again singles out reporter Katy Tur, highlighting safety...

Donald Trump once again verbally attacked MSNBC reporter Katy Tur during a Wednesday rally in Miami. For the third time this election season, Donald...

Unwitting photographer discovers stock image of his family on Ku Klux...

KKK.com (also KKK.bz) featured Mat Hayward’s family in its banner until recently. Photographer Mat Hayward’s lovely 2008 portrait of himself, his wife and his...

Here’s Why Your Home Is 24% Overpriced

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 24: George Atrio (L) , a real estate consultant from Re/Max Advance Realty, shows a new home to prospective buyer...

Cubs, Retirement And Happiness

What a World Series it’s been! As a Cubs fan, I am elated. They’ve never even won the National League pennant in my lifetime....

Japan’s single mothers face poverty trap

Can women save Japan's economy? In one of the most expensive cities on the planet, Yukako Yamada works a low wage office job to...

Facebook cruises to another strong quarter, though some doubts linger

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2016. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA) Facebook easily...

Ann Coulter: My Final Argument for Trump: Humiliate the Media!

For every argument the media make against Trump, Hillary’s worse. (1) Eleven years ago, Trump said on a secretly recorded tape that celebrities can...

Video: Kurdish Troops Free Sunnis Outside of Mosul: ‘It Felt Like...

As the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul of Islamic State terrorists continues, the civilians freed through the work of the Kurdish...

“Lover, Beloved” is Suzanne Vega’s tribute to Carson McCullers and it...

Suzanne Vega (Credit: George Holz) Author Carson McCullers led a fascinating life. Born in Georgia, she traveled to New York City after high school...

“Guns in the Hands of Artists” aims to change the conversation...

Jonathan Ferrara oversees the installation of the show "Guns in the Hands of Artists" New Orleans gallery owner and exhibitor Jonathan Ferrara organized a...

Bob Dylan, a laureate sure, but by what measure a poet

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature last month, he became the first musician and the first American since Toni Morrison in...

In Hacksaw Ridge, Faith Is a Bloody Business

Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment Desmond Doss, the true-life hero of Mel Gibson’s new film Hacksaw Ridge, has a few things in common with...

Adopting an Embryo

Here’s a very rare experience that we haven’t seen in our reader series yet: embryo adoption. It’s a middle ground between having your own...

Fed Avoids November Surprise, Eyes December as Rates Stay Steady

The Federal Reserve avoided a November surprise on Wednesday, opting to keep short-term interest rates on hold at the conclusion of its policy meeting....

Norv Turner resigns as Vikings offensive coordinator

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner watches the team warm up before a preseason game. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner abruptly resigned Wednesday, two days...