Culture

July 29, 2015

Hospitals Are Only Safer Than Home Births if You’re Poor

A new study shows the value of hospitals when it comes to childbirth. 

July 28, 2015

Stop Capitalizing the Word Internet

Dictionaries and style guides treat it as a proper noun, but no one else does.

Intersection Episode 1: ‘Intersectionality, and Queering Marriage’
11:17 AM

In Intersection’s first episode, Alexander Chee and Linda Villarosa talk marriage equality, Kimberle Crenshaw explains the origins of intersectionality, and a surprise guest talks about growing up in a queer family.

This Teenage Duo Could Be the Future of Music—for Better and Worse
11:03 AM

Independent musicians Jack & Jack topped Taylor Swift and Rihanna on iTunes last week. That's a reason to celebrate, and worry.

July 27, 2015

A Passion for the Void

Understanding Clarice Lispector’s strange and surreal fiction.

Caitlyn Jenner’s New TV Show Is Too Sincere for Its Own Good
3:43 PM

Caitlyn Jenner wants to use her massive platform for good. Where does that leave her reality show?

Why I’m Not Watching the David Foster Wallace Movie: He Taught Me Not To
1:49 PM

He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”

Ted Cruz Isn't Wrong to Call Watchmen's Rorschach a Hero
10:24 AM

The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.

July 26, 2015

Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses
3:49 PM

The Louisiana governor made prayer his first priority after the Lafayette shooting. That’s not nearly enough.

July 24, 2015

Is Worrying a Modernist Invention?

A new book delves into the history of this singular, overpowering emotion.

Pages