Culture

September 19, 2014

George Orwell Wrote One of the Most Incensed Takedowns of American Fashion Magazines
11:30 AM

Even in the 1940s, he'd had enough of super skinny, unrealistic models. 

Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Better Sex?
Wisdom from Oprah's favorite new rabbi
12:00 AM

"Religious Jewish couples are supposed to practice eyes-open sex."

Jeffrey Tambor’s New Role Made Him “Throw-Up Nervous”
12:00 AM

He's playing a woman for the first time.

September 18, 2014

The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex
They don't do it for the reasons you think
10:00 PM

How they do it, why they do it, and what else they want from it. 

The Duck Penis Paradox
Is too much Internet pop science drowning out the serious stuff?
8:00 PM

Science, science, everywhere! But is it all for real?

How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
Clenching your fists helps you remember ... or does it?
8:00 PM

In 2013, a memory study published in the open access science journal PLOS turned out to be false—but only after it was picked up by many major media outlets. 

Beautiful Photos of What May Be the World's Next National Border
1:14 PM

The Document Scotland project captures the nation on the eve of its momentous independence vote. 

September 17, 2014

This TV Show Pays Homage To—And Utterly Ruins—The Fault in Our Stars
The latest entry in pop culture’s Year of Sick Teens
5:28 PM

It tries to be Fault in Our Stars. It misses. By miles.

What Ken Burns Doesn't Understand about the Roosevelts
In realizing the “personal” Roosevelts, something of the “public” is lost

It's so focused on the Roosevelts as people, it neglects their importance as public figures. 

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