• The Crazy, Failed Idea of Creating a Jewish State in Russia

    Birobidzhan was a small region near the Chinese border in Russian that was established as the world's first autonomous Jewish region in the early 1930s. It didn't last long.

  • Mindy Kaling's Project to Upend the Rom-Com

    The new season of 'The Mindy Project' embodies, like its star and creator, a new kind of rom-com where a self-described 'chubby' Indian-American woman can be a successful doctor, get guys, and become a single mom—just like any other woman on TV.