February 07, 2014 Issue

Cover story Culture
Walter Cronkite convinced CBS that the Beatles were the right diversion for the nation's grief following the Kennedy assassination and aired a four-minute segment on the Beatles phenomenon

Doubling Down on Obamacare

Vermont planned to build the nation's first single-payer system, but tech glitches are making the state Exhibit A for haters of the Affordable Care Act
In Focus

Sochi Games in Full Swing

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Keiichiro Nagashima of Japan competes during Men's Speed Skating 500m Final at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Vladimir Rys Photography/Getty Images)
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Are the French Anti-Semitic?

A notorious anti-Jewish comic has been silenced. But he found a ready audience for his poisonous creed that is scaring away France's Jews
Still own a car? How retro. Sharing everything from office space to Ping-Pong tables will soon be the only way to play
Move over, Tony Soprano. HBO has another tortured, riveting antihero in True Detective. Yes, we're talking about the show's creator

Speaking Soccer

Translating the tortured, tortuous language of soccer can be a kick in the head