Culture

May 21, 2014

Watch Arthur Conan Doyle Explain How He Invented Sherlock Holmes
8:00 PM

An amazing little video in which Doyle mocks his own creation.

The 2014 Summer Reading Guide
9 smart, entertaining new books to get you through the summer
8:00 PM

Pack at least one of these before you head out on vacation.

This Video of a Mobbed Subway Station in Brazil Should Frighten World Cup Fans
2:28 PM

You'd better hope bus drivers aren't on strike this summer.

Inside the 11-Story Building That's Calling Itself the People's Republic of Donetsk
12:55 PM

The pro-Russian ministate in Ukraine is the smallest country in the world. It must also be the most insanely bureaucratic. 

Google Says We Have a "Right to Know," But Really Just Wants the Right to Profit From Your Personal Information
11:04 AM

The search giant really just wants the right to profit from your personal information.

How Scrappy Little Sega Nearly Dethroned Nintendo
The battle that defined a generation
9:54 AM

How scrappy little Sega almost took down the video game giant.

May 20, 2014

Uber and Airbnb Are Waging a Libertarian War on Regulators
Silicon Valley's politics get complicated
11:00 PM

Silicon Valley's politics get complicated

Why Are the Irish Increasingly Siding With Palestine Over Israel?
8:00 PM

Most Irish people know exactly what they think of Israel and Palestine—and aren’t afraid to tell anyone.

World War II Led to a Revolution in Cartography. These Amazing Maps Are Its Legacy.
8:00 PM

One untrained artist filled the American demand for maps that could explain a world at war.

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