Culture

December 22, 2014

Why Couldn’t Patrick Leigh Fermor Finish His Masterpiece?
The perils of posthumous publication
3:22 PM

The incompleteness of certain kind of aesthetic object can inspire additional devotion.

How 'Silent Night' Became the Most Popular Christmas Carol of All Time
1:24 PM

Did the song unite the German and American troops during World War I?  

A Letter from the Editor
10:59 AM

Gabriel Snyder on The New Republic's future.

December 19, 2014

Can Potential Terrorists Be "Rehabilitated"?
8:00 PM

What should governments do with fighters who've returned from Syria?

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
12:18 PM

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

December 18, 2014

Serial’s Greatest Strength Was Also Its Greatest Weakness
2:45 PM

The show's format seemed innovative at first, but it ended up weighing it down. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
12:23 PM

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Stop Making Fun of North Korea
Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record
11:17 AM

Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record.

December 17, 2014

The Allure of Ugliness
Is the unattractive female character ascending?
10:00 PM

It's been 150 years since Jane Eyre was published, but we still like our female protagonists pretty.

People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty
5:21 PM

Find somewhere else to practice your amateur photography.

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