December 19, 2013

Emily Bronte Died At 30. What Can Wuthering Heights Tell Us About Her?

Emily Brontë died on December 19, 1848, at age 30. Does Wuthering Heights offer clues about the author's short life? 

December 18, 2013

This American Dictionary Is Full of Words You've Never Heard Before
An ambitious attempt to document the differences in regional English
8:00 PM

There are way more words for soft drinks than just "pop" and "soda."

Photographic Proof that Barack Obama Is Frank Underwood
6:06 PM

No wonder Obama loves "House of Cards" so much.

Hunger Games
Is our tech obsession making anorexia worse?
12:00 AM

Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.

December 17, 2013

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Is a Terrible, Terrible Song
You know it's about bullying, right?

The not-so-hidden meaning of this song will ruin Christmas.

Remembering Peter O'Toole
2:04 PM

Remembering a brief encounter with the self-destructive, life-affirming star.

December 16, 2013

A Sociologist Studied Christmas Gifts, and Here's What He Learned
4:53 PM

Scholarly research makes it clear: Clothing makes the best gift of all

Adelle Waldman: What Ross Douthat Doesn't Know About Sex and the Single Girl
4:12 PM

"I don’t think there’s any correlation at all between being critical of Nate and Nate’s behavior, and being likely to vote Republican."