August 26, 2016 Issue

California Genocide

What happened to California Native Americans in the mid-19th century was not all that different from what happened to Jews, Armenians or Rwandans.
In Focus

Putin Roulette

Krasnogorivka, Ukraine—A Ukrainian soldier waits on the front line near Donetsk, Ukraine, on August 12. Russia said it had foiled an attack in Crimea by “sabotage-terrorist groups” backed by Ukraine, raising fears of escalating tensions between Russia-backed separatists and the government in Kiev. Russia has recently increased its military presence in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014, prompting Western sanctions. Ukraine denied backing a plot in Crimea, and some analysts saw Russia’s accusations as a ploy to strengthen its hand before planned talks next month on the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS

A Looming War With Russia?

In his new book, "2017 War with Russia," General Sir Richard Shirreff argues that a belligerent Russia is the West's most pressing threat.

Ebola's Shunned Heroes

The women on Ebola outbreak burial crews in Africa hurled themselves into the path of the virus when nearly everyone else ran away. Now they have little support for a normal life.

Where Hell Hath No Furry

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" returns to Broadway after 16 years, proving once again why it's a cultural milestone—and a punch line.