The Week makes sense of the news by curating the best of the U.S. and international media into a succinct, lively digest.
Israeli hostages return home amid Gaza truce
It wasn’t all bad
Congress seeks deal linking Ukraine aid, immigration reform
Supreme Court poised to limit federal regulators’ powers
OpenAI: On the verge of a dangerous breakthrough?
Only in America
Good week/bad week
In other news
The U.S. at a glance
The world at a glance
King’s battle with bingeing
College football’s graybeard kicker
Rimes’ sympathy for Spears
In the news
What space does to the body • Humans are preparing to venture deeper into space. Scientists aren’t sure if our bodies are up to the challenge.
A senile presidential candidate
Why take ‘official’ positions?
When kids are shaped by screens
It must be true… • I read it in the tabloids
Far right sends Dublin up in flames
A regime that persecutes even the exiles
Netherlands: Anti-Muslim firebrand wins election
Israel: Elation and anguish as hostages come home
Taking a risk by denouncing Israel
We protest for Gaza, but not for ourselves
Democracy: A threat to the Voting Rights Act
Free speech: Are critics of Israel being silenced?
Gaza: What is Israel’s endgame?
Congress: Why so many members are quitting
Wit & Wisdom
Pick of the week’s cartoons
Instagram: A continuing danger to children and teens
Innovation of the week
Bytes: What’s new in tech
How Covid keeps getting more infectious
Global warming’s scary milestone
New virus spreading in dogs
Don’t cut the cord too soon
The planet where it rains sand
How to Be: Life Lessons From the Early Greeks • Book of the week
The Future • Novel of the week
Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever
Best books…chosen by Patricia Cornwell • Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell’s 40 books have collectively sold more than 100 million copies. Her latest, Unnatural Death, is a Kay Scarpetta novel that finds the medical examiner in rural Virginia investigating the mauling death of two campers.
Also of interest…in bibliophilia
Safiya Sinclair • Author of the week
Fashioned by Sargent • Exhibit of the week
New Blue Sun • André 3000
Cat Power Sings Dylan • Cat Power
Rockstar • Dolly Parton
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
New and notable podcasts
Streaming tips • Growing up Indigenous
The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching
Leave the World Behind • Show of the week
Critics’ choice: Where wild and weird is also wonderful
Chocolate olive oil cake • Recipe of the week
Wine: The best under $20
This week’s dream: Exploring the cultural riches of Mexico’s ‘second city’
Le Grand Mazarin • Hotel of the week
Getting the flavor of…
Wait—flying is affordable again?
This week: Homes under $1 million
The bottom line
Finance: Apple seeks to replace Goldman
Fashion: Shein seeks to go public amid labor questions
‘Life at Sea’ turns into an epic shipwreck
Spending: Black Friday gives hints of deflation
What the experts say
Charity of the week
Binance: Can the biggest crypto exchange reform itself?
Advertising returns with a vengeance
At the USPS the real boss is Amazon
The producer who created fantastical kids’ TV • Marty Krofft...