Culture

September 23, 2014

The New Fairy Tale Is Trying to Escape Its Past
8:00 PM

How fairytale re-tellings betray their origins.

A Person's Accent Can Change Your Perception of What He Is Saying
And it could affect people’s judgments of what’s socially appropriate
7:00 PM

New research reveals just how much a French, or Chinese, or Chilean accent changes what you hear. 

Nabokov's Lolita Is Constantly Banned. It's Also a Work of Genius.
10:23 AM

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous. 

September 22, 2014

An Obama Economist Explains How to Help Working Moms
A Q-and-A with White House adviser Betsey Stevenson
10:02 PM

A Q-and-A with White House adviser Betsey Stevenson.

Peter Thiel Is a Closet Humanist

Even though he wants to keep kids out of college.

Republicans Think This Sexist New Ad Will Appeal to Female Voters
3:30 PM

Because it's smug and treats women like silly little creatures. 

The Horrible, Oppressive History of Book Burning in America
12:03 PM

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous.

Stressed Out? Your Smartphone Could Know Even Before You Do
11:32 AM

Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a data-gathering app that can help predict a student's mental health.

September 21, 2014

The NFL's Failure in the Ray Rice Scandal Went Way Beyond the Commissioner
11:07 PM

It makes the league look bad—and the Ravens front office look even worse

Want to Be Happy? Stop Being So Cheap!
An interview with the authors of an enormous new study of generosity

It's all about generosity. 

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