January 17, 2014
Balanchine's Mystery Woman
After the Soviet revolutions of 1917, the czar was gone but ballet remained. A fascinating history of how George Balanchine helped remake ballet for the people—and just who helped him do so.
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.
January 16, 2014
How "Mitt" remakes the campaign documentary.
Is This the Next 'Breaking Bad'?
The most common critique leveled at New Atheists is that we attack only puerile, fundamentalist forms of religion, and never engage with the “best” arguments of the faithful: those adumbrated by Sophisticated Theologians™.
Prohibition as a Warning
Maybe we should celebrate with a drink?
It starts with a love-hate relationship with yourself.
January 15, 2014
Finally, a TV show that insists on making gay life mundane.
Bourbon's Been Dealing With Carpetbaggers Since Long Before a Japanese Company Bought Jim Beam
Don't worry. No one's going to mess with your booze.
What we learned from Chen Guangbiao's U.S. media tour.