Culture

January 22, 2014

"Mindy Project" Will Be the Rare Show to Resolve Sexual Tension and Get Better
5:35 PM

In the year-and-the-half it’s been on the air, “The Mindy Project” has never been quite sure what kind of show it was trying to be, floundering for direction and putting its ensemble through many, many rounds of musical chairs.

Why E-books Are Banned in My Digital Journalism Class

The printed page still matters, even where you wouldn't expect it.

West Virginia Can't Get Its Story Straight on the Chemical Spill

Over the weekend, West Virginia authorities lifted the last remaining tap-water ban in effect since a January 9 chemical spill at the Freedom Industries plant in Charleston contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people.

January 21, 2014

I Can See You Typing
The most awkward part of online chat
8:00 PM

The most awkward feature of online chat.

If You Were an Inmate, You'd Want to Keep Kosher, Too
The semiotics of prison food
5:09 PM

The fascinating hidden meanings of prison food

Grantland Undergoes LGBT-Sensitivity Training
Meet the woman who's guiding Bill Simmons through the "Dr. V" controversy
5:06 PM

Meet the woman who's guiding Bill Simmons through the "Dr. V" controversy.

A Newly Deciphered Babylonian Tablet Details Blueprints for "Noah's Ark"
12:45 PM

We’ve known since at least 1872 that the Great Flood detailed in Genesis is a descendant of earlier flood myths from Mesopotamia.

Five Writers Who Feared The Future
11:12 AM

On the anniversary of George Orwell's death, a look at his deepest fears.

January 20, 2014

The Chinese Government Is Threatened by My Dance Moves

I went on Chinese State TV to sing and dance. The makes me and the Chinese government cringe—for different reasons.

Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
3:50 PM

Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?

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