Culture

June 13, 2014

I Was Kim Jong-il's Poet Laureate
Writing helped me join North Korea's inner circle—until I committed treason.
6:07 PM

Writing helped me join Kim Jong-il's inner circle—until I committed treason.

Chelsea Clinton Made $600,000 a Year at NBC. That Upset a Lot of Male Journalists.
6:01 PM

Stop whining jealously about one woman's impressive paycheck and focus on the bigger issues at hand.

Can the Spanish Monarchy Survive Without King Juan Carlos?
His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges
5:57 PM

His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges: the growth of republicanism, lessening support for the main political parties and the ongoing moves by Catalonia to become independent. 

Striking Images of Brazil's Love-Hate Relationship with This World Cup
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day One.

Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup photo diary: Day One. 

Robots Might Be Smart, But They're Terrible at Soccer—and They Flop, Too
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
12:12 PM

A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match.

God Uses the World Cup to Teach People Geography
11:45 AM

How does God make his choices, at least in fútbol?

Should FIFA Be Run Like the Eurovision Contest?
A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup
10:46 AM

A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup.

How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology for Soccer?
Let's not go to the videotape.

Let's not go to the videotape. 

These Faceless Women Are Utterly Unique
10:38 AM

Spin a woman around to make a statement.

It's the End of the Humanities as We Know It
And I feel fine
10:18 AM

A sense of crisis, ongoing paranoia—this is just part of what it means to be a humanist. 

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