'Marriage Is a Human Institution; It Doesn’t Come in One Shape That Fits Everybody'
The Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage has put the issue of love and contracts front and center, and for legal scholars like Martha Ertman—author of the book Love's Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families—it's about time.
Chipping at the Polish: The Story Behind Sarah Maslin Nir's Nail Salon Investigation
A treat-yourself birthday pedicure in Manhattan’s Koreatown turns into a 13-month New York Times project.
Real-Life Stories of Race and Policing
The president's recent Task Force on 21st Century Policing had one big omission: historical context. If we are going to reform police behavior, that means recognizing the underpinnings of African-American discrimination in the United States and using it as a launching point for a broader dialogue.
Papa Does Preach—and He Also Changes Diapers
Just 20 years ago, paternity leave was mostly scoffed at. But today, experts agree that when men take a greater role in caregiving, everyone benefits. So how do we get governments and businesses to rethink their policies?