July 21, 2014

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
3:20 PM

Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's 

July 20, 2014

FEMA Wants to House Migrant Children in Empty Big Box Stores
11:00 PM

Warehouses and shopping malls are also being considered.

Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?
12:00 AM

Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging

July 18, 2014

We Get to See Director's Cuts of Our Favorite Movies. Why Not an "Author's Cut" for Books?
6:00 PM

The film world is keen on releasing a director's cut, which differs from the final version of the movie; publishers should do the same with books.

Against the Modern Cult of Spontaneity
6:00 PM

Truly living in the moment and being utterly spontaneous would render you unable to make and keep promises.

Rupert’s Red Top: The Rise and Fall of Rebekah Brooks
6:00 PM

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

Unhappy Marriages May Produce More Daughters
2:15 PM

Upending a decades-long assumption that having daughters can lead to higher rates of divorce.