Culture

July 15, 2014

The Millennia-Old History of the Apocalypse
5:22 PM

From "The Leftovers" to "Left Behind," the apocalypse continues to fascinate. Here's where it began.

Victims of the Machine

An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.

Midnight Where the Sun Never Sets
Breathtaking views of the Arctic
4:23 PM

"Sunrise" and "sunset" are relative terms in the Arctic, where it stays light for almost twenty-four hours a day in summertime.

Photos: Brazilian Riot Police Squashed a Big Protest During the World Cup Finals
A standoff in Praça saens Pena, and tense fans on the Copacabana. Matthew Niederhauser’s Photo Diary: Day 15

A standoff in Praça saens Pena, and tense fans on the Copacabana. Matthew Niederhauser’s Photo Diary, Day 15

Why Network TV Has Become Home to Black Female Oscar Winners
12:00 AM

Halle Berry's new show "Extant" is the first of of a recent trend: Oscar winning or nominated black actresses headlining new network shows.

July 14, 2014

Edith Wharton's Steamy, Sexy, Hot-Weather Novella
This novel was the '50 Shades of Gray' of 1916.
4:01 PM

This novel was the '50 Shades of Gray' of 1916.

Politics and Fiction
Morals are the husband and wife of literature
3:33 PM

How to be a "guerrilla of the imagination."

Russia's Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End
The Crimea campaign is an attempt by to find a new purpose for the state
1:57 PM

The Crimea campaign is an attempt by to find a new purpose for the state.

Watch Nadine Gordimer Talk About South Africa's Racism: "I Was Part of It."
10:04 AM

The Nobel Laureate discusses racism, writing, and South Africa, and reads from a few short stories.

July 13, 2014

Was This the Last Great World Cup?
Russia and Qatar loom, as does a return to defensive-minded play
8:53 PM

It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits 

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