Culture

June 06, 2014

The New Republic's Original D-Day Issue, in its Entirety
1:20 PM

Moving, informative essays from our original issue that covered D-Day.

Bringing D-Day Back To Life
Past merges with present in these photos of Normandy
10:00 AM

The past merges with the present-day in these startling photos combining iconic imagery from June 1944 and scenes from today.

'Orange is the New Black' Is Even Better in Season 2
3:00 AM

We’re no longer seeing the prison through Piper’s eyes.

June 05, 2014

The Great Satirical-News Scam of 2014
The Onion is funny. These other sites aren't—and that's intentional. They're cashing in on your gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.
8:00 PM

Websites like The Daily Currant and National Report are cashing in on readers' gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.

The Science Behind #ThrowbackThursday
Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past.

Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past. 

In Praise of Reading Whatever the Hell You Want
Don't let Slate make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love
6:27 PM

Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love

'We Are All Hachette Now' Is More Complicated for Small Publishers
Independent presses have a mixed relationship with Amazon
5:15 PM

Amazon has referenced the idea that they are good for small publishers. Are they?

A Bogus New Autism Study Claims Excessive Manliness Is to Blame
11:11 AM

Another whack, dangerous study claims it knows what causes autism. Baloney.

Louis C.K.'s Best Work Yet
Bringing you the Magyar Pixie Dream Girl
10:48 AM

C.K. is straying from his comfort zone, and he knows it.

"How Au Courant I Am, Eating This Pig Face"
Why some foods become trendy, and others never take off
10:11 AM

Cronuts, Arabica beans, and “I love bacon” bumper stickers—food trends are more about fashion than taste.    

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