- Spencer Weart, author of The Rise of Nuclear Fear, spoke with a New York Times essayist about the recent reawakening of nuclear fear among Americans (and related reawakening of “gallows humor” about it) as U.S.–North Korean relations have decayed.
- Marwan Kraidy, author of The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World, argued in the Washington Post that the recent purge of three media tycoons by Saudi King Salman represents a historic shift away from traditionally indirect forms of royal control of Arab media.
- An excerpt from Ritch Savin-Williams’s Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity among Men—introducing “mostly straight” as a distinct identity on par with straight, gay, and bisexual—was published at TIME.
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