On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people. —
We will, Madiba.
Remembering Nelson Mandela: A tribute in photos and prose
The Week's editorial cartoon roundup
These are members of Kenya’s El Molo tribe. Only 8 elders still speak the tribe’s eponymous language.
11 languages spoken by 11 people or fewer
…so we can find out if you hate us.
Why the new Facebook app “Hate With Friends” is a great idea
I found the Brie and broke off a fragment, sucking her nipple through it. —
Jonathan Grimod’s The Last Banquet, a finalist for 2013’s Bad Sex Award.
All hail the Bad Sex Awards, the world’s best literary prize
How to make the perfect hot chocolate
The percentage of Americans who believe “the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer.”
Why income inequality has become the Democratic party’s top issue
Take a look at this week’s cover.
"The basic concept of lower-budgeted titles based on lesser-known characters is an enormously refreshing change from the tiny box Hollywood currently places superhero comics in. There are so many superhero movies in the pipeline right now that it’s time to stop thinking of them as a subgenre of the action movie and time to start thinking of them as a genre of their own — capable of telling stories that can be compelling and lucrative with diversity in tone, budget, or rating.”
Coming soon: A different kind of superhero movie
We did it! —
Pope John Paul II, after the first time he slipped out of the Vatican (to go skiing).
A short history of Popes sneaking out of the Vatican
The Week’s editorial cartoon roundup
For the psychoanalytical: A Rorshach ink blot dinner plate.
Even though we all pretty much see either butterflies or demons, it can still thrill the armchair psychologist in your life to unleash the power of the subconscious on everyone at the holiday table with this plate.
10 more crafty gifts for the science buff in your life