Culture

August 28, 2014

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.
An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it
10:00 PM

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?
The New, Older Doctor Who Tests The Mainstream Popularity of Nerd Culture
9:00 PM

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'
The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins
8:00 PM

The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.

Kids Are Exposed to More Fat Shaming on TV Than Adults
Animated shows are the worst offenders
2:59 PM

Over 50 percent of the shows studied featured insults about people's weight. 

Graham Greene's Prescient War-Reporting from Vietnam Predicted How Badly It Would Go
"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."
12:30 PM

"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.
Having experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.
12:00 AM

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.

August 27, 2014

In 12 Years, China Built More Houses Than There Are In All of the U.K.
The megacity boom is creating mega-ghost towns

Is the convergence of central planning, capitalism, and construction getting out of hand?

Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It
11:43 AM

Warning: Some of these photos are upsetting. But some of them are inspiring, too.

Virginia Woolf's Intellectual Call to Arms for Women
10:58 AM

“I will not cease from mental fight,” Blake wrote. Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it.

ESPN's Report on Michael Sam's Shower Habits Was Delinquent Journalism
How he's accepted is a legitimate story, but the network is fumbling it
10:04 AM

There's a real story about his acceptance in the NFL, and they're screwing it up.

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