Culture

February 28, 2014

Who Owns the Moon?
We're just going to have to get up there and find out
5:52 PM

We're just going to have to get up there and find out.

The U.K. Understands How To Treat PTSD. Why Does The U.S. Lag Behind?
New research on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
4:55 PM

Two to seven percent of British soliders report PTSD. Twenty-one to twenty-nine percent of Americans display symptoms. What can America do to close this gap?

What's the Fastest Way to Get Drunk? Here's What Science Says.
12:23 PM

Don't try this at home—try it at a bar instead.

February 27, 2014

The Uselessness of Hating Sheryl Sandberg
11:58 PM

Blaming the "Lean In" author for capitalism or competitive parenting is another way of letting the guys off the hook

Why Do Liberals Tolerate Pseudoscience at Whole Foods?
3:02 PM

You'd be bothered if you saw flyers for faith-healing at your natural-foods grocer. Why don't ads for homeopathy bother you, too?

Which Creates Better Writers: An MFA Program or New York City?
'MFA vs NYC' investigates the relationship between creativity and collectivity
1:49 PM

The most important question of this collection of essays isn't related to its central binary so much as to the broader question of how we consider the relationship between creativity and collectivity.

 

There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic
So stop applauding Michelle Obama for reducing it!
10:51 AM

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade” said the front-page headline of yesterday’s New York Times, in what the paper described as a “stunning” drop.

February 26, 2014

Are the Asides on 'House of Cards' More Grating than the Monologues on 'True Detective'? You Decide.
11:59 PM

Frank Underwood breaks the fourth wall and Rust Cohle waxes philosophical. Our definitive breakdown of what is more annoying.

The Best Picture Is a Sham
And '12 Years a Slave' will win it, for all the wrong reasons
8:00 PM

12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.

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