Culture

February 10, 2014

The New Republic Wins Type Directors Club Communication Design Competition
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PRESS RELEASEWashington, D.C. — The New Republic's Books and the Arts ampersand series won the Type Directors Club Communication Design Competition and received the "Certificate of Typographic Excellence." 

Sure, Yulia Lipnitskaya Is an Amazing Skater, But She Is Also a Child
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Sure, she's amazing, but don't you think Yulia Lipnitskaya looked a little...pubescent out there?

February 09, 2014

College Football Prospect Comes Out, Challenging the NFL to Draft Him
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Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.

Photo: Serena Williams Playing Tennis in Outer Space
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In a boxing match, the combatants are rarely more than a couple of feet apart. Even the punch that separates them absolutely—the moment marking the difference between victory and defeat—unites them in brutal intimacy.

February 08, 2014

The Writer, Seducer, Aviator, Proto-Fascist, Megalomaniac Prince Who Shaped Modern Italy
From Gabriele D'Annunzio to Silvio Berlusconi

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gabriele D'Annunzio was as famous as any writer alive and certainly as well-sexed. If his personal example was naughty, his political example was dangerous.

The Only People Harassing the Gays of Sochi are the Foreign Journalists
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"We’ve given over 200 interviews in the last month,” says the owner of Sochi's gay bar.

The New York Times Owes its Readers an Apology
Kristof's column on Dylan Farrow and Allen was out of bounds
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I have tried to steer clear of the controversy created by the publication by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof of an open letter by Dylan Farrow alleging that Woody Allen molested her when she was seven years old.

Prepare for the Olympic Whining of Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko
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Evegeni Plushenko is 31 and has had 13 surgeries, but a silver medal just won't do for this Olympic cry baby.

Sochi's Opening Ceremony Forgot to Mention a Few Things About Russian History
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Where was contemporary Russia in the Olympic opening ceremony? In its carefully pruned and beautified history.

February 07, 2014

What's Behind the New Anti-Semitism?
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 “This is not the anti-Zionism of people who think that the Palestinians get a raw deal from Israel: it is the anti-Zionism of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

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