Hosting the Olympics can be a drag—but if there’s one thing a host country can count on, it’s a boost in their medal count.

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Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?

The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself

Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Not terrible: they're currently ranked 10th in the standings, just behind Poland and ahead of Sweden.

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Fear of a White Genre

Hip-hop is getting whiter, but that doesn't mean the genre is doomed

More Macklemores doesn't mean the genre is doomed.

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Sexual Assault at God's Harvard

Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.

Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't.

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A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?

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The paper's coverage has been overwhelmingly condescending.

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The Russians Think I'm a Russophobe? They're Right.

A Response to Myself

This weekend, the American and Russian hockey teams squared off against each other at the Sochi Olympics and, even if, like me, you're not a fan of the sport, it was an undeniably gripping match, one that ended only after a white-knuckle shootout. Thank god it wasn't an elimination round game, though, because there was that moment with five minutes left in the game and the score tied that the Russians seemed to score a goal and an American referee disallowed it.

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Why We're So Obsessed with 'Natural' Childbirth

A new history of Lamaze explains the origins of the mythology

A new history of the Lamaze technique explain the origins of our earth-mother, natural-birth fantasies.

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The HBO show places us in the hands of an insane narrator, and that may not be a bad thing.

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We regret to inform you, but regret is not remorse

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