May 27, 2014

IQ Scores Shouldn't Be A Matter of Life or Death
9:29 PM

“There’s this totally false pretense that an IQ of 70 is the same in different time periods, but the conversion of raw scores isn’t stable over time.”

The Tragedy of the 2014 World Cup: Gareth Bale Won't Be Playing
11:14 AM

The Welshmen is the one player who would have made the tournament more interesting.

'The Immigrant' Raises Marion Cotillard to a Select Pantheon
10:55 AM

American cinema has too long glossed over the reality of the huddled masses.

May 26, 2014

Novels About Famous Writers' Wives Are a Cheap Trick
8:00 PM

The demand for fiction cast in the template of “the creative person's wife” shows little sign of abating.

The Media Forgets That AIDS Is Still an Epidemic, But Hollywood Doesn't
12:32 AM

The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.

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
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
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?"
8:00 PM

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