Culture

February 28, 2015

What the West Got Wrong About Sex Education

It was too hot to handle—but not hot enough for students.

Black Storytellers Matter
Why it's important that August Wilson spoke about the black experience
11:00 AM

A new documentary about playwright August Wilson evokes personal memories for a writer with shared Pittsburgh roots.

February 27, 2015

Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock
10:04 PM

Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.

The Islamic State Is Losing Iraq
A report from the war-torn country
10:00 PM

A report from the war-torn country.

February 25, 2015

Hollywood Needs a Black Superhero Fit for the Ferguson Era
9:00 PM

A black superhero should be more than a black actor in a white superhero's costume.

Reality TV's Millionaire Matchmaker Is An Unlikely Feminist Icon
1:44 PM

“Are you going to remember your career advancements, or are you going to remember who loved you?” the Millionaire Matchmaker asked me over poached eggs.

February 24, 2015

After the Bitcoin Gold Rush
“Mining” is the engine that keeps the Bitcoin network working, but it has swelled into a resource-hungry, capital-intensive, centralized syndicate. Is the Internet's native currency worth all the effort?

Small-time Bitcoin miners set out to strike crypto-currency gold. A lot of them went bust.

Bill Bratton's Rhetorical Reparations
The NYPD commish strikes the right note, but real reform still waits
7:47 PM

What the NYPD commissioner's Black History Month remarks signify.

February 23, 2015

Why Hollywood Keeps Awarding Movies About Movies
It's not only because the Academy is self-absorbed
3:06 PM

Birdman was helped by Hollywood's creeping sense of insecurity. 

When Will the Fashion Industry Treat Underage Models Like the Children They Are?
2:15 PM

"In the fashion world, there are no rules. It’s a lawless state."

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