Culture

January 24, 2014

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One year ago Friday, the Pentagon rescinded the policy that prevented women from serving in combat roles.

Scientists Have Discovered 11,000-Year-Old Sexually Transmitted Dog Cancer
12:00 AM

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Veterinary biologists have discovered that a sexually-transmitted cancer found in dogs around the world first originated 11,000 years ago, making it potentially the oldest living mammalian creature.

January 23, 2014

Next Season, 'True Detective' Gets An All New Cast. Here's Who Should Star.
8:00 PM

The best potential onscreen pairings for future installments of "True Detective."

Scientists Discover A New Dolphin and It Is Already Endangered
Why are Ph.Ds debating about this on Twitter?
3:27 PM

Marine biologists discover the first new river dolphin since 1918 and there may be only 600 left: their debate on Twitter.

January 22, 2014

What Happens When You Give TV's Biggest Fanboy His Own TV Show?
The remarkable rise of Brian Stelter
10:00 PM

The remarkable rise of Brian Stelter.

"Mindy Project" Will Be the Rare Show to Resolve Sexual Tension and Get Better
5:35 PM

In the year-and-the-half it’s been on the air, “The Mindy Project” has never been quite sure what kind of show it was trying to be, floundering for direction and putting its ensemble through many, many rounds of musical chairs.

Why E-books Are Banned in My Digital Journalism Class

The printed page still matters, even where you wouldn't expect it.

West Virginia Can't Get Its Story Straight on the Chemical Spill

Over the weekend, West Virginia authorities lifted the last remaining tap-water ban in effect since a January 9 chemical spill at the Freedom Industries plant in Charleston contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people.

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