Culture

June 04, 2015

June 03, 2015

Alice Goffman's Denial of Murder Conspiracy Raises Even More Questions
5:16 PM

The sociologist wrote about joining a murder plot. Now she insists that it was "not about actual violence."

Talking Orgasms and Masturbation with Judy Blume and Samantha Bee
4:28 PM

A winning night with the author and the comedian.

Comedians Are Funny, Not Public Intellectuals

Comedians are our new public intellectuals, which means our discourse is a joke.

One Picture Can't Tell All of Caitlyn Jenner’s Story
2:37 PM

For the vast majority that sees Jenner as not too-little-too-late but too-much-too-soon, the cover is a powerful statement.

After Blatter, FIFA May Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Where does international soccer go from here? 

June 02, 2015

One Step Forward for Caitlyn Jenner, One Step Back for Womankind
4:19 PM

Vanity Fair's cover proves magazines can objectify trans women, too.

Rape Victims Shouldn’t Be Scared into Silence. Neither Should Journalists.
1:10 PM

Waiting until every accusation is adjudicated in court would be a mistake.

The Marginalization of Women in Mainstream Country Music
7:10 AM

To succeed in the genre, you just have to be a guy who likes staring at women.

June 01, 2015

The Strange Second Act of the Man Who Brought Smut to American Literature
8:00 PM

Barney Rosset is the man who unmuzzled literature in America; we shouldn't forget his legacy. 

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