July 28, 2014

In Defense of Public Libraries

The importance of public libraries can't be exaggerated.

In France, It Really Matters What Politicians Wear. Even Men.
11:15 AM

François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim.

I'm a Laborer's Son. I Went to Yale. I Am Not "Trapped in a Bubble of Privilege."
11:14 AM

The New Republic's Ivy League takedown ignored financial-aid students.

July 27, 2014

Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead
11:00 PM

If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?

Why Plane Disasters Won’t Make People Afraid of Flying
8:00 PM

You'll forget about them in four to six months.

A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson
8:00 PM

'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.


July 26, 2014

How Ravers Became the New Flower Children
8:00 PM

How EDM became the feel-good music of a new generation.

July 25, 2014

Don’t Read This Book: A History of Literary Censorship
5:39 PM

Three new works concerned with banned literature, from Joyce to Rushdie.

Bored With Hollywood Blockbusters? Blame Digital Piracy.
5:00 PM

Arguments for digital piracy are drivel.