Culture

April 18, 2014

García Márquez Was More Important for Spanish Literature Than Cervantes
11:23 AM

If Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude might be the last.

New Campus Sexual Assault Legislation Is Not Enough to Prevent Another Florida State Scandal
10:07 AM

The front-page New York Times story was horrifyingly familiar. A college student allegedly raped by a sports star. A police department whose investigation was suspiciously perfunctory.

Many Reservations
Anthony Bourdain has become the celebrity he loved to hate
12:02 AM

He used to point out the bullshit. Now he’s stepping in it.

April 17, 2014

Jo Becker's New Book Disparages Gay-Marriage Activists' Years of Hard Work
8:00 PM

New York Times journalist Jo Becker’s new book, Forcing the Spring, to be published at the end of the month, and excerpted in The New York Times magazine this coming weekend, is engineered from the ground up to be the first definitive narrative of th

'Transcendence' Is So Bad You'll Start to Feel Sorry for Johnny Depp
8:00 PM

Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Rebecca Hall are trapped in this terrible movie.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014
4:09 PM

A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades
10:12 AM

It is the propaganda of the postwar period, much more than the experience of the war itself, that counts in the memory of Ukrainian politics of today—and that will affect the country's fate.

How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling
And why we should lay off the all-caps key
9:22 AM

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

April 16, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia
To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
8:00 PM

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

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