Culture

April 27, 2014

Affirmative Action Fail: The Achievement Gap by Income Is Twice the Gap by Race

Affirmative Action has failed us as a useful took to correct inequal educational opportunity.

Why Are Americans More Accepting of Gays and Lesbians Than Bisexuals and Cross-Dressers?
7:00 PM

Toward the end of act one of Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway play, “Casa Valentina,” the play's dramatic instigator, Charlotte, tries to convince the other cross-dressers staying at the Catskills resort to sign statements proclaiming they are not hom

The NBA Will Ditch Racist Owner Donald Sterling
It’s the players’ league. The owners just own it.
6:33 PM

The NBA will find a way to force racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out, because the players are the ones in-charge now.

April 26, 2014

Slut-Shaming Helen of Troy
If we blame her for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?
8:00 PM

If we blame Helen for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?

Hillary Mantel: This Is What It's Like to Be on the Receiving End of a Hate Campaign
8:00 PM

The double Man Booker–winning novelist on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy, and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.

April 25, 2014

Mr. Knowledge Speaks
Wikipedia's founder on Turkey's Twitter ban, the NSA, and why net neutrality might not be such a big deal
2:39 PM

Interview: The founder of Wikipedia opens up on Turkey's Twitter ban, the NSA, and why net neutrality might not be such a big deal.

It's Time to Ditch Monogamy
Swans and beavers mate for life. Humans not so much.
2:34 PM

The current model of lifelong, cohabiting monogamous partnership has never been such an outdated ideal.

How Two Inoffensive Words Became the Most Inflammatory Phrase in English
The affirmative action story
2:13 PM

On their own, “affirmative” and “action” are two of the more benign words in the English language; taken together, they’re incendiary.

Republicans Asked for an Immigration Debate. Now They're Running From It.
2:13 PM

Even John Boehner admitted that his own party, not Obama, is the key impediment to action.

April 24, 2014

TV Needs to Stop Treating Mental Illness as a Superpower
11:00 PM

ABC's "Black Box" is an absurdly clumsy example of one of pop culture's most noxious tropes.

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