If you can believe all the hand-wringing and soul-searching these days among artists, art critics, and sundry other arts professionals, you’d imagine that nobody is really happy about the $142.4 million paid for a Francis Bacon triptych at Christie’s the other day—or the $58.4 million for a Jeff Koons at the same auction or the $104.5 million for a Warhol at Sotheby’s the following night.
Photos showing proper application of fake mustaches, snapshots of appropriate Communist secret-agent disguises, and surveillance shots of allegedly pro-western teens: From the Stasi Archives.
Binge-viewing was just the beginning. Netflix has a plan to rewire the entire culture
Twenty-somethings are down on Obama. Time for the pundits to tell us what this means.
The would-be president travels to London, mouths platitudes, gets called "substantial."
The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.
Everybody agrees that healthcare.gov is working much better than before. Everybody also agrees that it’s not working as well as it should. So what’s a fair way to evaluate its progress? One way is to compare its performance to commercial websites. Two smart writers on the right, Philip Klein and Megan McArdle, have made that case in the last few days. Here’s Klein:
Perhaps the thing that inhibits people from understanding Alan Rusbridger is that the editor of the Guardian, the English-speaking world’s foremost left-wing newspaper, is constantly forced to think like a capitalist. At a truly shameful interrogation before a U.K. Parliament committee yesterday—at one point, Rusbridger’s patriotism was questioned; at another, an M.P.
All of a sudden, this map has crazy lights in North Dakota.
Obamacare won't be clear until this is finally dismissed
Luckily, you can see it here.
What would a liberal arts education look like from the conservative network's biggest stars? We built the bookshelf.
The stats have an answer. The stats lie.
The 1938 conference between Chamberlain and Hitler is misunderstood. And the blowhards who constantly evoke its memory are dangerous.
Bloomberg News isn't the only one baffled by the country's capricious regulations.
If you have ever tuned in to Fox News and seen Heather Nauert on the air, you have probably also registered surprise that she is able to string an entire sentence together. But not only can she talk—she can also read. Here's proof: She shows herself very able to read the bigoted garbage that Fox News's cynical executives and producers put on the Teleprompter. This particular helping of bigoted garbage concerns a YMCA in Minneapolis. Here is Nauert, explaining that in Minneesota, "Sharia law is now changing everything. A YMCA in Minneapolis-St.
Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.
Yes, according to these studies. And wine is the drink of choice.
And why public funding is the best solution.
Even Ben Bernanke's on board. Don't fall for it.
France's law prohibiting "incitement to hatred" is itself an incitement to hatred.
I see a lot of red and blue on electoral maps. Gold? Not so often. And yet that’s exactly what you see in the middle of Maine on the Atlas town map of the 2012 presidential election.It turns out that a small Maine town unanimously voted for a write-in candidate. That’s weird enough. Even more mysterious: the town appears out of nowhere.