Culture

April 13, 2014

Four Years Later
The heartbreaking failure of Haiti's recovery
8:00 PM

Four years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000, here's what life in the country looks like today.

April 12, 2014

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated
The 'Mad Men' auteur's false advertising
8:00 PM

 It’s not that “Mad Men” is bad. It’s just not nearly as good as most people say it is. 

April 11, 2014

How Kafka Actually Lived
He did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed
8:00 PM

Kafka did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed.

Famous Violinists Can't Tell a Stradivarius from a Newly-Manufactured Violin
5:19 PM

A researcher tested top musicians. The results were pretty surprising.

Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero
5:06 PM

From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam. We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.

No Wonder Teens Love Stories About Dystopias—They Feel Like They're In One
1:16 PM

Young adult books (and films) speak to the part of us whose identity is yet unformed, full of rage and fear and longing.

The Norwegian Government Keeps Book Publishers Alive
And other reasons it's the best place in the world to be a writer
1:15 PM

And other reasons Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer.

Why We Should All Be Working Less
9:25 AM

In France, unions and employers’ federations just signed a legally binding deal stipulating that workers should not have to check their work emails after they leave the office. Should we all follow suit? 

April 10, 2014

My Adult Circumcision
How I made the cut for my new religion
8:00 PM

How I made the cut for my new religion.

'Twin Peaks' and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope
12:00 AM

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body? 

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