May 13, 2014

Selling Your Bulk Online Data Really Means Selling Your Autonomy
Big tech's war on the meaning of life
8:00 PM

What makes the new, data-heavy advertising so cunning is that it creates the illusion that we're still making autonomous choices

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
This week's "fat girl speech" reveals one of the show's biggest problems
6:17 PM

"Louie"'s 'fat girl speech' reveals one of the show's biggest problems

The New Republic Co-Hosts "Ukraine: Thinking Together" in Kiev a Week Before Presidential Elections
10:33 AM

In the middle of May, an international group of intellectuals will come to Kiev to meet Ukrainian counterparts, demonstrate solidarity, and carry out a public discussion about the meaning of Ukrainian pluralism for the future of Europe, Russia, and the world.

Grasping for Words, Grappling with the Past
The long journey of Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld
9:44 AM

Since Aharon Appelfeld's first novel, Badenheim 1939, was published in 1978, he has produced a paradoxical oeuvre of silence.

May 12, 2014

Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?
Solving an epidemiological mystery
8:00 PM

The answer is a lot more complicated than saying we're less enlightened than Europe. Solving an epidemiological mystery.


How Major League Soccer Can Beat the English Premier League in America: Embrace Its Inner Brooklyn
With a new TV deal, the league is ready for almost-primetime
2:34 PM

Now that Major League Soccer inked a new, eight-year TV deal, here is how it can win your heart.

In Hassan Rouhani's Iran, an Indie Rock Band Can Play Once But Not Twice

Will he open his country’s gates for more Western inspired culture, or is he just another “security apparatchik”?

The Genius Pundits Who Called the Manziel Pick
10:59 AM

Jon Gruden was particularly helpful draft night, right up until the moment he repeated Manziel's name one too many times and his head exploded.

The Immense Promise of the Digital Humanities
The book as technology
10:33 AM

The book is not the opposite of technology—it is technology.