Culture

January 30, 2015

Does Domestic Violence Really Increase on Super Bowl Sunday?
5:52 PM

In the 1990s, reporters began circulating a disturbing "statistic."

The Invisible Josh Gordon
The troubled NFL player's letter was a plea not for help, but to be seen
3:39 PM

The troubled NFL player's letter was a plea not for help, but to be seen.

'Parenthood' is Dead. Long Live the Sentimental Family Drama.
10:49 AM

I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night’s series finale with dry eyes. 

January 29, 2015

Americans Support Scientists—They Just Don't Want to Listen to Them

This study proves what our politics have long suggested.

The New Republic's Legacy on Race
A historical reflection
1:02 PM

A historical reflection.

January 28, 2015

Who Was the Real Lewis Carroll?

Can you ever really know an author? Should you need to?

It's Easy to Murder a Black Man in America and Get Away With It
A journalist's ten-year investigation of inner-city violence
2:11 PM

The problem of "black-on-black" violence.

Yahoo's Decision to Spin Off Alibaba Was a Sign of an Identity Crisis
9:42 AM

When Marisa Mayer became company CEO, she added a mediagenic gloss to this ongoing question of company identity, but the question remains: What is Yahoo?

January 27, 2015

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
5:04 PM

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

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