Culture

January 09, 2014

'Girls' Has Grown Up—And Isn't As Funny
How Lena Dunham's show went from a coming-of-age story to a comedy of manners
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This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.

Internet-Speak is Improving English Because Empathy
The real significance of the new "because"
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The real significance of the new "because."

Hate Awards Season Frenzy? Blame the Golden Globes.
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The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.

The New York Times Redesign Marks the Death of One of the Web's Most Annoying Features
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The New York Times' web redesign dumped the page break—and helped kill off one of the web's most annoying features

'The Wolf of Wall Street': No Moralizing, Great Filmmaking
Capitalist debauchery: It's the American way
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The Great Gatsby was as bad as films come, and a forlorn quagmire for DiCaprio. Now he is redeemed with The Wolf of Wall Street.

This Is What the Average Medical Marijuana User Looks Like
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For starters, they've smoked pot before.

January 08, 2014

Since When Is Philip Roth an Idol?
He went from bete noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?
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In the 1990s, Philip Roth drifted from bête noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?

How to Talk to a 'Brocialist'
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Meet the leftist man with a giant blind spot when it comes to women.

Make New Friends, Jettison the Old
Unlikely data from cell phone usage: The number of friends we have never changes
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Unlikely data from cell phone usage: The number of friends we have never changes 

If Your Name is Dennis, You're More Likely to Become a Dentist
The strange science of how names shape careers
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The strange science of names and destiny

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