The Dirty Girl: Charlotte Roche Brings 'Wetlands' to the English-Speaking World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 06, 2009

Controversial "Wetlands" author Charlotte Roche talks about bodily functions, shaving pubic hair, and why there are so few euphemisms for female masturbation. By Nina Power more...

Opinion: Tourists from Hell

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2008

The terrorists who attacked Mumbai struck the very heart of city life. By Gary Kamiya more...


Fading Bush: Is Obama President Yet?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 26, 2008

As George Bush continues his vanishing act, Barack Obama steps into the spotlight, two months early, to calm a jittery nation. By Mike Madden more...

The More Things Change...: Is Obama Killing his Honeymoon?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2008

With Clintonites in his Cabinet, forgiveness for Lieberman, and creeping signs of centrism -- progressives may be on the verge of panic. By Mike Madden more...


Bush's War on Science: The Stalin Era for Environmental Protection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2008

Secretive changes at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have diluted science and jeopardized public health. Will Obama overcome Bush's toxic legacy? By Rebecca Clarren more...

The Election Prognosticators: How Wrong They Were

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2008

"He cannot win," and other chestnuts. Remembering an election season full of fabulously wrongheaded predictions. more...


A New Generation: Barack Obama's Epic Win

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2008

The culmination of a brilliant campaign, Obama's unequivocal defeat of John McCain marks a political and generational transformation. By Walter Shapiro more...

A Fresh Chapter: America Has Cracked Open

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2008

Jesse Jackson's face in the crowd at Obama's victory speech conveyed the emotion of the many struggles that led to this moment. By Rebecca Traister more...


Men of Substance: McCain to Obama -- Do as I Say, Not as I Do

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 05, 2008

John McCain disapproves of contests of personality and style -- unless he thinks he can win them. By Mike Madden more...

Salon.com: Obama's European Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2008

The senator may have traveled widely, but the critically important subcommittee on Europe has languished under his leadership. By Joe Conason more...