April 13, 2014
Four Years Later
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
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
Kafka did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed.
A researcher tested top musicians. The results were pretty surprising.
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.
Young adult books (and films) speak to the part of us whose identity is yet unformed, full of rage and fear and longing.
And other reasons Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer.
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.
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body?