April 09, 2014

Oberlin Amends its Trigger-Warning Policy
10:03 AM

The group most surprised by Oberlin’s new trigger warning policy may have been the professors of the college themselves.

The National Women's History Museum Needs to Focus on Getting a Museum Built
A CEO responds: It's unfair to prejudge a museum that doesn't exist—yet

The CEO of the organization building a women's history museum on the Mall responds to critics

April 08, 2014



Year of the Pigskin
My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

From the Stacks: “Virginia Woolf on Women”
December 18, 1929
8:00 PM

Terse, exacting, and unflinching, Louise Bogan was one of the best-known poets of the first half of the twentieth century, as well as a prolific literary critic—The New Yorker’s on-staff poetry reviewer for 38 years and a regular contributor to The N

Playing Video Games Can Improve Your Dreams
5:43 PM

Insomniacs are counseled to avoid electronics at night, but research suggests that playing video games before going to bed raises the chances of "lucid dreaming."

A New Matisse Show Gets at the Mysterious Affinity Between San Francisco and Paris
4:44 PM

Matisse's under-celebrated inwardness is on display in a new show. 

The Sailing Couple Saved at Sea Are Neither Bad Parents Nor Rebels. They're Just Like Us.

The Kaufmans may have been on a high-seas adventure, but their lives were depressingly similar to ours.

April 07, 2014

Karl Ove Knausgaard Became a Literary Sensation by Exposing His Every Secret
Readers love him for it. He hates himself.
8:00 PM

He became the literary star of 2014 by exposing his every secret. Now he hates himself for it. 

Gawker is Trying to Use 'Adult' Language. Good Luck to Them.
5:17 PM

Why try to avoid lingo? What's slang today is accepted usage tomorrow.