Culture

April 21, 2014

The Politics of Climate Change Stink. That's Why 'Think Globally, Act Locally' Is Back
11:00 PM

This Earth Day, it seems environmental politicking has come full circle

Vladimir Nabokov on the Sins of Translation and the Greatest Russian Short Story

Three grades of evil can be discerned in the queer world of verbal transmigration.

How Bad Is China's Moral Crisis?
4:48 PM

The rapid modernization of a country whose social structure was traditionally determined by strict hierarchy has ignited huge moral anxieties.

Charlotte Brontë Discovered the Plain Heroine
12:40 PM

'A mis­placed chair put her out, and her imagination was at home upon volcanic-looking hills!' Appraising Charlotte Brontë's understated brilliance.

April 20, 2014

Further Proof That Women in 'Game of Thrones' Are Pawns in Men's Games
10:33 PM

The women of Westeros have experienced just about any horror you can name. 

Barbara Ehrenreich: I'm an Atheist, But Don't Rule Out "Mystical Experiences"
A Q&A with the author of "Living With a Wild God"
8:00 PM

Barbara Ehrenreich wants you to take mystical experiences seriously, unless they involve a benevolent monotheistic deity.

Watch This Film About Belarus. It Shows Putin's Bleak Vision for Eastern Europe
8:00 PM

“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian.

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?
The unhappy history of the workplace
12:00 AM

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

April 18, 2014

Everybody Is Anxious, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It
4:40 PM

Is it possible that we’ve just watched too many Woody Allen films?

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