Culture

February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot's Arrest in Sochi May All Have Been a Piece of Performance Art
12:00 PM

5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station. 

The Plus Side of Hosting the Olympics: Tripling Your Medal Count
11:35 AM

Hosting the Olympics can be a drag—but if there’s one thing a host country can count on, it’s a boost in their medal count.

Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?
The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself
10:45 AM

Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze.

Fear of a White Genre
Hip-hop is getting whiter, but that doesn't mean the genre is doomed
10:36 AM

More Macklemores doesn't mean the genre is doomed.

February 17, 2014

Sexual Assault at God's Harvard
Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.
7:45 PM

Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.

Why the Miami Dolphins Bullying Scandal Indicts The Whole NFL
2:53 PM

A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?

The Wall Street Journal Wages War on Sochi, Russia
2:34 PM

The paper's coverage has been overwhelmingly condescending.

The Russians Think I'm a Russophobe? They're Right.
A Response to Myself
2:10 PM

This weekend, the American and Russian hockey teams squared off against each other at the Sochi Olympics and, even if, like me, you're not a fan of the sport, it was an undeniably gripping match, one that ended only after a white-knuckle shootout.

Why We're So Obsessed with 'Natural' Childbirth
A new history of Lamaze explains the origins of the mythology
12:00 AM

A new history of the Lamaze technique explain the origins of our earth-mother, natural-birth fantasies.

February 16, 2014

14 Worst Case Scenarios Involving Google's Growing Robot Army
A threat assessment
8:00 PM

Assessing Google's drones, thermostats, mechanical cheetahs and more.

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