Culture

April 17, 2015

Who Is Fair Game for Public Shaming? Here's a Media Rulebook.

Does ESPN's Britt McHenry count? Maybe. But the woman who flipped her middle finger in Arlington National Cemetery doesn't.

Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
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The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.

April 16, 2015

Republicans Are Trying to Fight Abortion with Ignorance
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A North Carolina Republican's bill threatens the state's medical schools, and shows how they've lost the argument about abortion.

Dispirited
A business school professor studies the world's worst airline

Spirit Airlines has helped to legitimize practices that treat passengers, in the words of one consumer watchdog, like “meat in a seat.”

April 15, 2015

We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"

Stop focusing on cultural capital. Start focusing on economic inequality.

Netflix' Daredevil Is TV's First Gentrification-Fighting Superhero
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How a Marvel superhero can embodies the spirit of Jane Jacobs. 

April 14, 2015

Millennials, Meet Renata Adler
Her latest nonfiction collection, 'After The Tall Timber,' is a guidepost for the post-9/11 generation
2:20 PM

"She said exactly what she meant and held others to her standards."

April 13, 2015

Don't Forget What Richard Pryor Taught Us: Offensive Comedy Can Be Liberating
11:30 PM

Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.

Günter Grass's Hemispheric Upheaval
"Who among us wishes to be smeared always for the recklessness and lunacy of our youth?"
7:34 PM

“A writer's personal failings have nothing at all to do with the success or failure of his work.”

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