April 21, 2015
Climate change has all the raw ingredients of our most terrifying post-apocalyptic nightmares. So why are so many climate change films hit or miss?
Imperial nostalgia invades American television.
Adoption is embraced in the Marshall Islands, but in the Ozarks, it means something very different. The tragic consequences of cultural misunderstanding.
Elizabeth Warren's fans don't have much to complain about.
Under Pol Pot's reign an entire culture was destroyed—never seen again, until now.
This is all about marketing.
"Sure let's cheer on the billionaire as he beats down the poor farm guy who grew up feeling othered."
How the boys of summer are making sure you know winter is coming.
But will he stick to his guns?
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
April 20, 2015
A new Kurt Cobain documentary reminds us of what could have been.
Two new books looks at the way the two became intertwined.
How click farms have inflated social media currency.
Helping Ben Affleck hide a family history of slavery is what's truly shameful.
"It's kind of like the perfect crime."
A perspective from a female ad exec.
Writers detail the nightmares they get from reporting on war, racism, and rape.
Feliz and Meira, a new movie about a love affair in the cloistered world of Hasidic Jews, shows how hard it is to choose freedom.
Those who support repealing the Affordable Care Act reside disproportionately on the periphery of the law itself.
April 19, 2015
Why we need physical books.
President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar?
The oil industry is painting a cheery narrative of the years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster to encourage the Obama administration to go even further in opening up the ocean for drilling.
The scary tale of a poll that may have cost the United Kingdom $67 billion over the next decade.
April 17, 2015
He's still playing it very safe.