Culture

March 05, 2014

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is Wes Anderson At His Worst
8:00 PM

Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest from Wes Anderson, is dazzling and exhausting but ultimately bereft.

Russians Will Always Be America's Favorite Villains. And Now They're Back.
4:17 PM

The return of the obsolete, in American culture, can only register as corniness or nostalgia. So what are we to make of our cold war enemy's actions today?

For Boys, Moving to a Wealthier Neighborhood Is as Traumatic as Going to War
Leaving poverty is more complicated than you think.
2:32 PM

The boys were thought of as thugs. Girls, on the other hand, were seen as helpless victims. 

Do 11 Percent of Americans Really Think HTML Is an STD?
The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme
1:15 PM

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme.

Contributing Editor Sherwin Nuland Passes Away
9:50 AM

New Republic Contributing Editor Sherwin B. Nuland passed away Monday morning. Nuland was a regular and beloved contributor to the magazine.

March 04, 2014

Silence Is Now a Luxury Product
A report on the quiet-car-ization of America
8:00 PM

America has become a country of quiet cars

The Newest Protest Art is the Destruction of the Old Protest Art
12:07 PM

Something has gone terribly wrong when artistic destruction is associated with a humanitarian ethos.

March 03, 2014

Trigger Happy
The "trigger warning" has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?
8:00 PM

It has moved from blogs and into college classes. Can it be stopped?

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