The World Is Hopeless and Empty

  • Sad Music Is Depressing; It's Also Healthy and Good for Your Mind

    Researchers in Berlin have found listening to downbeat music brings out positive emotions.

  • Romanians Are Slaughtering Packs of Stray Dogs

    In early September, stray dogs attacked and killed a four-year-old child near a park in Bucharest, Romania. That incident highlighted one of the biggest problems facing the capital city today, where about 64,000 ownerless canines roam the streets.

  • The Child-Rape Assembly Line

    Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a "child-rape assembly line" among sects of fundamentalist Jews.