Culture

August 29, 2014

What Your Choice of Cafe Says About You
8:00 PM

Cities around the world suffer from “sundown segregation.”

How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan
8:00 PM

Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.

The Great Architect Rebellion of 2014
This year's Venice Bienale demolishes the popular notion of modernism in architecture

This year's Venice Bienale demolishes the popular notion of modernism in architecture.

August 28, 2014

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.
An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it
10:00 PM

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?
The new, older doctor who tests the mainstream popularity nerd culture
9:00 PM

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'
The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins
8:00 PM

The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.

Kids Are Exposed to More Fat Shaming on TV Than Adults
Animated shows are the worst offenders
2:59 PM

Over 50 percent of the shows studied featured insults about people's weight. 

Graham Greene's Prescient War-Reporting from Vietnam Predicted How Badly It Would Go
"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."
12:30 PM

"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.
Having experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.
12:00 AM

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.

August 27, 2014

In 12 Years, China Built More Houses Than There Are In All of the U.K.
The megacity boom is creating mega-ghost towns

Is the convergence of central planning, capitalism, and construction getting out of hand?

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