Culture

June 03, 2014

Why We Don’t Like Stories in Which the Mentally Ill Heroine Recovers
The surprisingly stable afterlife of the author of 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden'
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What happens when the author of a classic YA memoir of mental illness grows up?

Scientific Proof that Google Is Destroying Your Memory
We know we can depend on Google for information, so we don't bother remembering it
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We know we can depend on Google for information, so we don't bother remembering it.

June 02, 2014

The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
Explaining the power of 21st century plutocracy
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From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.

Rare Photos from the Romanovs' Family Album

Rare photographs of the Romanov sisters from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Haunting Pictures of Loneliness Along the Yellow River
Photography from the cradle of Chinese civilization
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New photography from the cradle of Chinese civilization.

June 01, 2014

The Three Most Important Traits of People Who Make the World Work
"Invisibles" perform key tasks without seeking credit. And they're in high demand.
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Are you an "invisible"? If you're skilled, creative and don't care much about getting credit, the job market is hot for you. 

May 31, 2014

When French Irrationality Was Deadly
The writers who fell in love with fascism
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France was the seat of the Enlightenment and intellectual order. Perhaps this made its writers fall in love with disorder.

May 30, 2014

The Boring Sexism of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
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"Silicon Valley" doesn't skewer the tech world—the show just reproduces its toxic sexism.

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