December 12, 2013
David O. Russell's American Hustle is little bit Martin Scorsese, a little bit Preston Sturges.
The social web used to be about broadcasting your life. Maybe not any more.
Last week, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed three lawsuits seeking "legal personhood" for four chimps who live upstate and are used for research—or, as the NRP puts it, are “imprisoned”— but this week New York judges denied the animal-rights group’s
The Best Books of 2013
The New Republic staff brings you the best books of 2013.
Gustave Flaubert remained misunderstood for decades.
December 11, 2013
Stop laughing, he says. It's not funny.
Techies Are the New Puritans
Techies: The new puritans.
Russia: Where the Crazy Lives
Apparently getting hit by a car is as natural as breathing.
The Wall Street Journal reported this week on a spate of controversial new studies suggesting behavioral differences between men and women are due to “hard-wiring” in the brain.
AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt is not amused.