Culture

July 04, 2014

Henry Fairlie on What Europeans Thought of Our Revolution
It really was a shot heard round the world.
12:00 AM

It really was a shot heard round the world.

July 03, 2014

Revival Revival
Mid-century Blues obsessives are getting a lot of attention lately
8:00 PM

What explains all the attention that mid-century Blues obsessives are getting lately?

The Dangerous Lies We Tell About America's Founding
Myths may comfort us, but facts are our best weapon against Tea Party perversions

No, the American Revolution didn't begin with the "shot heard round the world." The facts matter.

Historians Fought About World War I the Moment It Began. They're Still Fighting.
8:00 PM

From almost the opening shot, the Great War has been fought over by historians wishing to interpret and understand what happened and why. Their conflict is not over yet.

The Limits of Human Domination, in the American West and Beyond
3:47 PM

A photographic survey of the many facets of human relationships to the land.

France-Germany Preview: Per Mertesacker Has a Cold
The two most complete teams in the World Cup meet in Friday's first quarterfinal
3:14 PM

The two most complete teams in the World Cup meet in Friday's first quarterfinal

“So We Were on This Beach . . .”
2:36 PM

No matter what we do in our lives, we’ll end up as old geezers who no one wants to listen to

Edmund Wilson on Fourth of July Festivities, 1925
2:31 PM

"Hot dogs roasted twenty at a time on an enormous open stove ... "

Barbara Ehrenreich on Richard Ford's 'Independence Day'

"There's real and there's real, and Ford's real is thoroughly innocent of the hyper- and the ir- and the sur-."

The Netherlands' Odds Rise Dramatically in Big Bank's Fancy World Cup Predictions
If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.
12:59 PM

If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.

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