Culture

February 06, 2015

The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers
9:00 PM

The original anti-vaccine movement began 300 years ago.

The Moral Hazard of Big Data
Pasquale's 'Black Box Society' takes on the destructive power of money-hungry computation
2:32 PM

We need greater accounting for algorithms that see us only as points in a vast Venn diagram. 

'Better Call Saul' Has Its Own Dark, Addictive Chemistry
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"Better Call Saul" is a hero's journey with a seedy legal drama mixed in.

February 05, 2015

Serial Offenders
'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer
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'Mad Men,' 'True Detective,' and the miseducation of the fanatical TV viewer.

An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
The surprising origins of a beloved board game
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The surprising origins of a beloved board game.

How Many White People Does It Take to Ruin a Good Joke?
The gentrification of racial humor
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The gentrification of racial humor.

A Memory Expert Explains Brian Williams's 'False' Memory
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"As a memory researcher, I find it credible that Brian Williams had a genuine memory error."

"People Were Just Pulling Out Plastic Bags With Remnants of Bodies"
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario tells the story behind five war photos

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario tells the story behind five war photos.

Sorority Sisters Shouldn’t Be Banned From Fraternity Parties. They Should Boycott Them.

Their petition against being told to boycott frat parties proves sororities can agitate for change. 

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