Culture

July 31, 2015

What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?
2:06 PM

The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding. 

The Hilarious ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel Is Netflix’s First Reboot Success
9:00 AM

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a collection of silly gags that do more than just rely on our nostalgia.

July 30, 2015

China’s Most Censored Author Published His Riskiest Book Yet

For a year, Yan Lianke has been feted by the Chinese government—at the same time that he’s been punished.

The Untold Inner Life of the First Politician to Embrace his Jewishness

A new book stitches together the public and private lives of France's first Jewish Prime Minister.

Ray Rice Doesn’t Deserve a Second Chance in the NFL
8:26 AM

A pro football career should not be a reward for a domestic abuser’s contrition.

July 29, 2015

Hospitals Are Only Safer Than Home Births if You’re Poor

A new study shows the value of hospitals when it comes to childbirth. 

July 28, 2015

Stop Capitalizing the Word Internet

Dictionaries and style guides treat it as a proper noun, but no one else does.

Intersection Episode 1: ‘Intersectionality, and Queering Marriage’
11:17 AM

In Intersection’s first episode, Alexander Chee and Linda Villarosa talk marriage equality, Kimberle Crenshaw explains the origins of intersectionality, and a surprise guest talks about growing up in a queer family.

This Teenage Duo Could Be the Future of Music—for Better and Worse
11:03 AM

Independent musicians Jack & Jack topped Taylor Swift and Rihanna on iTunes last week. That's a reason to celebrate, and worry.

July 27, 2015

A Passion for the Void

Understanding Clarice Lispector’s strange and surreal fiction.

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