Culture

November 22, 2013

Amazing Sculptures of Insects Made from Old Mechanical Parts
Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things
11:56 AM

Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things.

Yes, Japanese People Have Sex. But Do They Have Menopause?
11:21 AM

Western newspapers have come up with some creative explanations for Japan’s dropping birth rate, many of which revolve around the (unsubstantiated) idea that Japanese people don’t like sex.

Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Me Use My Phone on Airplanes

The unique peace of flying is about to be shattered by the inane chatter of your fellow travelers.

November 21, 2013

A Heartbreaking Contemporary Account of America's Grief for Kennedy
The New Republic Covers The Assassination of JFK

To read more of The New Republic's coverage of the Kennedy Assassination, click here. 

Malcolm Gladwell Is America's Best-Paid Fairy-Tale Writer
The heavily-footnoted uplift of 'David and Goliath'
8:00 PM

What do you get when you read a book that reinforces your beliefs while making you feel nonconformist? 

An Interview With Neil Gaiman, the Internet's Favorite Fantasy Writer
"It was much, much more fun being absolutely unknown"
8:00 PM

"The big thing for me is there’s nothing wrong with escape. Someone who is in a difficult or impossible situation who is offered an unlocked door to somewhere else that they can go through, and they can go through and they can get away..."

Television's Love Affair With John F. Kennedy
The New Republic Covers The Assassination of JFK
4:03 PM

To read more of The New Republic's coverage of the Kennedy Assassination, click here. 

How Many Cups of Coffee Should You Drink Per Day?
A cost-benefit analysis
3:07 PM

The research on the health effects of coffee is hardly cohesive. Is it good or bad for you? The American Heart Association is just the latest to support the former, with new evidence that coffee may improve cardiovascular health.

Colbert Won the Night With His Trey Radel Jokes
9:05 AM

Colbert and Stewart have had a week-long field day with Rob Ford drug humor, running segments called “Cracked” (“intrepid intoxicant aficionado Rob Ford”), “Canadian Enablers” (“I heard that Mayor Ford’s approval ratings went up after he said he smok

November 20, 2013

Alexander Payne Has Mastered the Midwest. Now He Must Move to the Big City.
8:00 PM

Alexander Payne does not make mistakes, and that would seem to be his only serious handicap or restraint. But he has so many delicious virtues of taste, precision, and modesty. He has tragic instincts but will not succumb to melancholy.

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