Culture

December 08, 2013

When Mandela Became Real to Me
9:30 PM

Ariel Dorfman on talking to Nelson Mandela About his Parents, spousal abuse, and pain

New Feminist Erotic Women’s Lit Is Not as Subversive As It Thinks
8:00 PM

The new feminist erotic magazine Adult masquerades as subversion, but actually reinforces male ideas about women and power and sex.

December 06, 2013

Is This the Death of Apple?
5:24 PM

Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.

Rudyard Kipling Was a Great American

Rudyard Kipling’s creations in verse and prose are among the most familiar in the English language.

Europe's Most Racist Christmas Tradition
4:57 PM

A blackface holiday in the continent's most famously tolerant country

Brazilians Are Taking Over Miami. Can They Take Over Art Basel, Too?
2:31 PM

This week, amidst the whir of art-world mega-fair Art Basel Miami Beach, local developer Nadim Achi unveiled a new plan for the Surf Club residential and resort complex on northern Collins Avenue.

Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
11:32 AM

Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.

Hemp Might Finally Make a Comeback in America

The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal effects on their children’s illnesses.

December 05, 2013

The Coen Brothers' New Movie Might Be Their Most Boring
'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep
8:00 PM

'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep.

Why Are Slot Machines So Addictive?
4:09 PM

Most research on compulsive gambling focuses on the psychological, biological, or even moral profiles of gambling addicts—but the real problem may be the slot machines.

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