Culture

September 14, 2014

Engineers Created This Soft Pink Robot to Save You in a Fire
6:00 PM

Watch this amazing two-foot-long fleshy-looking robot crawl around. 

Was the Spiritual Father of the GOP Actually a Democrat?

A new history of Lincoln's Republican Party may find favor with liberals, but seems to leave out many details.  

September 13, 2014

If ISIS Is Not Islamic, then the Inquisition Was Not Catholic
There is no such thing as 'true' religion
12:00 AM

There's no such thing as a "true" religion. 

September 12, 2014

"It’s Scary What the Fashion World Presents as Women"
The '80s movie teen queen and the art world's po-mo princess talk about style

The '80s movie teen queen and the art world's po-mo princess talk about their clothes, their personal style, and the aging process.

Charles James Was an Artist—But Don't Hang His Works in a Museum
8:00 PM

His work is being treated with the kind of seriousness and acclaim given to Rodin or Rothko or any other major figure in the history of art.

The Triumph of Digital Will Be the Death of Many Movies
The 35mm reel is slowly shuffling off this mortal coil

The end of the 35mm film. Digital may not be immortal either.

When 'Mistress' Meant 'Mrs.' and 'Miss' Meant 'Prostitute'
The weird history of the female title

In the 18th century, ‘Mrs.’ was more likely to indicate a businesswoman than a married woman.

Scotland's Radically Inclusive Nationalism
Why I would vote for independence
12:05 PM

Here's why I would vote for independence.

The Life and Death of a 'Cool' City
Which metropolis will Berlin's tourist hordes descend on next?
9:20 AM

Which metropolis will Berlin's tourist hordes descend on next?

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