December 02, 2013
‘Tis the season to take umbrage. The notion that politically correct liberals want to stifle less ecumenical versions of seasonal greetings, such as, “Merry Christmas,” is a longstanding conservative trope.
Does the rise in IQ scores over the past century mean people are getting smarter?
The Holocaust and the limits of human understanding.
Climate Change Will Force Pacific Islanders to Flee. Should the U.S. Be Forced to Take Them In?
Having your homeland engulfed by the ocean because of climate change doesn’t make you a refugee, a court ruled last week. That's no excuse to leave people helpless.
November 30, 2013
Peter Kaplan, 1954-2013
Peter Kaplan, the longtime New York Observer editor, died November 29. In this 2012 profile, Nathan Heller described Kaplan, who had just launched a glossy magazine for Fairchild Fashion Media, as one of the most influential figures in journalism.
November 29, 2013
An artist's restless mastery, endangered
November 28, 2013
The psychology of big groups.
In Defense of Bad Sex Writing
Awards for bad sex writing are literary slut-shaming.
With the long Holiday weekend ahead of us, here is a collection of links.
November 27, 2013
Take the test and see how you compare.