Illustration by Hannah K. Lee

Dying and death confront every new doctor and nurse. Are they trained to cope with mortality? A surgeon weighs in

The Danger of Ebola Paranoia

It’s Halloween — and the only thing scarier than Ebola this week is Ebola paranoia. Should you panic in bowling alleys? How justified is your fear of hospitals? Are mandatory quarantines even legal in the U.S., anyway? 3 ideas behind the news.

HOW AMERICA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED OUR CHILDREN by Bryan Stevenson

Read an excerpt from Bryan Stevenson’s powerful new book, ‘Just Mercy.’

Neil Gaiman writes stunningly original stories that can make the skin crawl and the teeth chatter. But his latest work might sound familiar: it’s an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm breadcrumb dropper, Hansel & Gretel.

William Gibson in 2012. Photo: Gilly Youner

We called Gibson at home in Vancouver to chat about the looming apocalypse, what he was like as a student, and what advice he would give a young science-fiction writer today.

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When Giles Duley arrived in Lebanon to photograph Syrian refugees who’d fled there, he saw something that he wasn’t expecting. He saw himself.