January 26, 2014

Medical Slang for Your Weird Diagnosis
What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

January 25, 2014

Think You're Cold? At Least You're Not Trapped in Antarctic Ice
8:00 PM

74 people spent Christmas trapped in this block of ice.

Before Predicting a Liberal Kristallnacht, Tom Perkins Wrote a One-Percenter Romance Novel
"Sex and the Single Zillionaire," relic of the beautiful old world
4:39 PM

Legendary venture capitalist Tom Perkins gladdened all our mornings with an letter to the editor in the Journal predicting a "progressive Kristallnacht" against "the American one percent, namely the 'rich.'" (The inexplicable quotes around that last

January 24, 2014

John Goodman on the Origins of His 'Llewyn Davis' Character
8:00 PM

This piece first appeared on John Goodman can’t get comfortable. The sofa’s too deep: it dwarfs him like a giant beanbag. It’s strange to see Goodman looking dwarfed.

The Rebranding of Red Square
5:41 PM

Establishing shots from every cold war scene ever filmed here made Moscow the epicenter of a massive and massively bankrupt Empire of Evil, in ideological opposition to democracy and freedom.

No, Mein Kampf Is Not an Amazon Bestseller
2:09 PM

Is anyone really buying Mein Kampf?

Which Scientific Idea Should Be Retired?
Believe it or not, some people's answer is "evolution"
12:32 PM

This year’s Edge question, which John Brockman distributes to a stable of scientists and other scholars, is given below, and you could do worse than scanning the 174 answers and reading the ones that intrigue you (the short titles of the posts are th

A Gender-Neutral Pronoun Won't Work in English. We're Stuck With "She" and "He."
10:00 AM

It would have saved Grantland some headaches, but it's hopeless.

On Her Birthday, In Praise of Edith Wharton's Acerbic Pen
6:00 AM

She was rich as sin, but didn't let that stop her from ripping apart the upper class. 

"A Change Long Overdue": Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the First Year of Women in Combat

One year ago Friday, the Pentagon rescinded the policy that prevented women from serving in combat roles.