Culture

August 20, 2015

When Going Topless on HBO Is a Radical Act
11:25 AM

In an interview about her new HBO special, Tig Notaro gets frank about her battle with cancer.

August 19, 2015

Ashley Madison Is Part of Modern Marriage
1:08 PM

Hackers have combined the rhetoric of transparency with moralizing Victorian language.

A Hollywood Legend Returns With a Screwball Comedy. Will Anyone Notice?
12:22 PM

Peter Bogdanovich is back—with a little help from his friend Wes Anderson.

A Leadership Bible to Soothe Scared Elites
6:30 AM

An English professor at West Point collects writings by Ovid and Joan Didion in a new book—but reflects a traditional view of authority.

Pulitzer-Winner Adam Johnson Delivers Tales of Trauma and Redemption
6:30 AM

Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson's new short story collection, explores similar themes as The Orphan Master's Son.

August 18, 2015

What If Stalin Had Computers?
3:50 PM

A new book by a BBC economics editor contemplates the end of capitalism: It's a nice story, but not a great plan. 

Inside the Massive Rag Yards That Wring Money Out of Your Discarded Clothes
1:09 PM

How rag yards—sorting facilities for secondhand clothes—are rejuvenating the vintage clothing market. 

The Rebellious, Back-Flipping Black Figure Skater Who Changed the Sport Forever
7:00 AM

Surya Bonaly broke many of figure skating's racial barriers, and a new documentary honors her legacy.

August 17, 2015

Donald Trump, Epic Hero
2:14 PM

The candidate's boasts and insults might seem juvenile, but his special way with words has a noble ancestry.

Stop Burdening LGBT Athletes By Demanding Greatness

An ESPN panelist says Brewers minor leaguer David Denson, who came out on Saturday, "better be great" if he wants to make a difference.

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