Culture

May 26, 2014

Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season

As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.

May 25, 2014

Extraordinary Bravery on the Streets of Fallujah
"He lay face down, blood pooling around his waist..."
8:00 PM

"He lay face down, blood pooling around his waist, moving just a little."

Adjuncts Aren't Just Teaching College Kids, They're Trying to Keep Them Together
The unique privilege of being young, white, female, and relateable
8:00 PM

They're teaching 76% of college classes. And they're confessor, crisis counselor, and social worker to their students.

Why Do Adult Romantic Partners Call Each Other "Baby?"
The evolutionary logic—and other meanings—of a pet name
8:00 PM

The evolutionary logic—and other meanings—of a pet name

The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
9:40 AM

Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.

May 23, 2014

ICYMI: The Internet Has Ruined Our Conception of Time

This online acronym is destroying my soul.

Armenia Is an International Superpower—at Chess

Dispatches from Armenia, a world power—at chess

May 22, 2014

Jill Abramson's Firing Was About Gender. And Also Not About Gender.
Why we always ask the wrong questions about sexism
10:00 PM

And so did her hiring, as well as most other parts of her tenure. Why we always ask the wrong question about sexism.

Facebook Didn't Invent the Verb 'Unfriend'
But it has changed the meaning
2:01 PM

A 17th century clergyman did! 

Google Gets It: Video Games Are A Spectator Sport
Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.
1:42 PM

Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.

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