Culture

September 25, 2013

George Mayberry's 1952 Review of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
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In honor of Banned Books Week, we're publishing our original reviews of frequently banned books.

September 24, 2013

Give Me a Break. @Horse_ebooks Isn't Art.
4:56 PM

The English-speaking Internet woke up in a bad mood today after Susan Orlean, the New Yorker contributor and author of The Orchid Thief, revealed the two heretofore anonymous creators of a Twitter feed called @horse_ebooks.

Read Michael Crichton's 1969 Review of Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
10:52 AM

In honor of Banned Books Week, we'll be publishing our original reviews of frequently banned books.

The Twitter Feeds of Breaking Bad’s Actors are Better Than Breaking Bad
10:39 AM

During "Breaking Bad"’s pulse-racing episode last Sunday, viewers who follow Aaron Paul on Twitter got a stream of adrenalized commentary weighing in on the action. “My heart is pounding and I can’t breathe.

September 23, 2013

10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
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With the release of Grand Theft Auto V last week, we’ve yet another opportunity to marvel at how far video games have come since the prehistoric days of the late 1970s.

How The New Yorker Cover Became Twitter Gold
The legendary magazine alters its DNA for the Internet era
11:07 AM

The first really talked-about New Yorker cover came nearly 70 years after the magazine’s founding.

'Prisoners' and the Rotten State of Hollywood
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About forty minutes into the picture, my wife whispered, “I think I’m leaving.”“You are?” I asked with envy or admiration.“It’s ridiculous and revolting,” she said.“That’s being gentle,” I said.She reminded me that she is gentle and asked if I was co

Can You Name All of the Famous People on The New Republic's New Cover?
8:27 AM

 In this week's issue of The New Republic, Alec MacGillis writes about Doug Band, the man in Bill Clinton's inner circle who did more to shape his post-presidential life than anyone.

National Review Wages a Lonely War on the "War on Women"
12:00 AM

Last year, to counter the notion that the GOP was waging a "war on women," National Review ran a piece titled "The War on Men," by editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez, who wrote, "I am deeply offended by what is being said about men," and went on to c

September 22, 2013

Scandal at Clinton Inc.
How Doug Band drove a wedge through a political dynasty
7:02 PM

No one in Bill Clinton’s inner circle did more to shape his post-presidential life than Doug Band. For those who care about the Clintons, that’s a problem.

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