Culture

March 28, 2014

Why Is MoMA Hiding So Many of Its Greatest Pieces?
8:00 PM

The way the museum hides so much of its collection is a scandal. It's time to explore all those crazy cul-de-sacs of modern art that it too often ignores. 

Reading Won't Make You a Better Person
Enough with the sanctimonious blather!
6:00 PM

There is no longer any need to write “in defense of” reading—and yet we keep churning out books along these lines. 

Sending a Bunch of Fulbright Scholars Overseas Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.'
But there are better reasons not to axe the program
1:18 PM

Sending Fulbright Scholars Abroad Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.' But There Are Better Reasons Not to Axe the Program

March 27, 2014

Bill Nye, the Climate Guy
A kids' TV star is liberals' most effective spokesman against right-wing science skeptics
8:00 PM

D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics. Be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. 

The Big New 'Noah' Movie Is Closer to the Bible Than its Christian Critics Will Admit

If you’re going to make a movie of a Bible story, you’re going to need to fill in some major gaps. 

The Star of 'Breaking Bad' Plays LBJ, and Tries to Move Beyond the Cliches
1:14 PM

We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.

Fitzgerald's Ideas Were Solid. His Books Were a Little More Convoluted.
12:08 AM

Fitzgerald says that Tender is the Night is his farewell to the members of his own generation; I hope he changes his mind. He has in him at least one

March 26, 2014

Dear College, Quit Asking Me for Money!
Graduates can't find work. So why won't their alma maters quit calling?

Graduates can't find work. So why won't their alma maters quit calling?

'The Good Wife" Can Compete with Cable Drama, But it Shouldn't
6:16 PM

"The Good Wife" doesn't need to kill beloved characters to be better than "Game of Thrones." It already is. 

Sunglasses Make You Less Generous
5:37 PM

It's official: Bono would be twice as altruistic without those wraparound shades.

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