January 07, 2014

We Don't Need Another Book About How Much You Love Reading
8:00 PM

"Why I Read" is another pointless entry in the tired genre, The Very Personal Book About My Love Of Reading.

This Novel Could Be the Next 'Suite Francaise'
8:00 PM

The de Waal family is back with another romp through 20th century European history.

Ross Douthat is Wrong About Me (and God)
2:43 PM

More cluelessness attacks on atheism in the New York Times

Study: Afghans Are More Apt to Forgive Taliban Violence than U.S. Violence. Why?
2:32 PM

An anthropologist studies Afghan hearts and minds, and finds something disturbing.

Don't Leave Future Fathers Out of the Daddy Wars
12:32 PM

The Atlantic magazine left a key group out of its discussion about fatherhood.

Zora Neale Hurston's Most Famous Novel Wasn't Bad, But It Could Have Been Better
6:00 AM

Their Eyes Were Watching God is Zora Neale Hurston's best known work. Otis Ferguson didn't think it was so great.

January 06, 2014

Kiefer Sutherland and Ray Liotta Are the New Most Interesting Men in the World?
Liquor ads in the age of the "gentleman" spokesman
8:00 PM

Does every liquor really need its own "gentleman" spokesman?

Stop Calling Every Female Star a Feminist

All this wrangling over their feminist credentials is just a lot of noise.

Feeling Anxious? Tell Yourself to Be Excited—It's the Best Way to Calm Down
4:52 PM

New research suggests trying to calm down when you're nervous is pointless

The One Reason Downton Abbey Isn't What It Used To Be
It has no villains.
8:58 AM

The new season needs a better villain.