Culture

July 30, 2014

Retire the Dead Presidents and Put These Women on Our Nation's Currency
6:14 PM

Why does our currency only feature dead white men? It's time for a change. 

James Franco's Utterly Misguided Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy
What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters
4:20 PM

What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters?

Skin Cancer Is Skyrocketing in America—and Men Have It Worse

The Surgeon General's report will have you running for shade.

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
Why writers have spent centuries attacking the Bard
12:28 PM

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.

Millennials Don't Want to Climb the Traditional Ladder
Companies are helping young employees find multiple career paths
12:00 AM

The sequence of a career used to be so simple.

July 29, 2014

Making Money Shouldn't Be the Purpose of a College Education
Money magazine's college rankings are the most pernicious yet
12:45 PM

Money magazine's college rankings are the most pernicious yet.

July 28, 2014

An Attack on the Ivy League Is an Attack on Meritocracy Itself
8:00 PM

Ivy League schools tend to reward values and ideals that Americans would do well to rally behind.

Who Killed This Woman?
Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?
The latest ed trend seems like something you might have done in middle school
1:29 PM

Is World of Warcraft really the key to keeping students interested?

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