When a gun is not a gun

The Jus­tice Depart­ment recently ana­lyzed eight years of shoot­ings by Philadel­phia police offi­cers. Its report con­tained two sobering sta­tis­tics: Fif­teen per­cent of those shot were unarmed; and in half of […]

What’s keeping teens out of work

Such soft skills, as they are also known, are usu­ally devel­oped through job expe­ri­ence, cre­ating a Catch-​​​​22 for young would-​​​​be workers, said Alicia Sasser Mod­es­tino, an econ­o­mist at North­eastern University […]

Aaron Hernandez and the woes of the NFL

Her­nandez claimed he’d been nur­tured by “the Patriot Way.” But Wednesday’s ver­dict raises new trou­bling ques­tions for the NFL about vio­lence on and off the field, including domestic vio­lence — and […]

How to get your game on in the newsroom

In short, game designers create rules. For example, the player can open this door, but not that one; can attack one country, but not another; and a rule-​​​​based game can […]