Culture

August 24, 2014

Why Does Sad Music Make Us Feel Happy?
8:00 AM

Here's the reason you crank up sad songs when you're already feeling bad. 

August 23, 2014

College Football Is Ruining Education
And the NFL is profiting from it
8:00 PM

College football is one of America's fastest-growing industries. 

August 22, 2014

How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
5:57 PM

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

The "World Domination Summit" Wants to Teach People to Do What They Love

It's meant to inspire people to leave corporate life and do what they love. But what does that mean for the rest of us?

Sitting With E.M. Forster While He Had His Portrait Sketched
12:00 AM

This writer had the pleasure of chatting with the novelist one summer afternoon.

August 21, 2014

The Future of College Is Not As Bleak As You Think

"Is College Doomed?" asks The Atlantic. No, it's not.

The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well
11:40 AM

Stewart demands perfection from herself—and her acolytes.

August 20, 2014

The History of "Sweetie" and 8 Other Old-Fashioned Terms of Endearment
8:00 PM

Some of the weirdest, most fascinating terms of endearment from history. ("My dear little bag-pudding!")

The Bizarre Life and Times of the Inventor of the Heimlich Manuever
And the mysterious critics after him
12:06 PM

And the mysterious enemy who tried to take him down.

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