Culture

May 18, 2015

The 'Mad Men' Finale Wasn't As Cynical As You Think
3:01 PM

So was what we call peace and enlightenment invented by guys like Donald Draper to sell Coca-Cola? 

You Can’t Reform the Criminal Justice System by Cutting Costs
10:20 AM

Austerity-speak has dictated criminal justice reform, but it will take expensive commitments to effect real change. 

May 17, 2015

Other People’s Playlists
Spotify’s secret social network
8:00 PM

Welcome to the land of musical serendipity, where you can get from Nazis to an album of Kurt Vonnegut reading Slaughterhouse-Five in a few clicks. 

A Liberator, But Never Free
8:00 PM

Letters fom an Army doctor who helped free the Dachau concentration camp in 1945 have resurfaced, raising questions about the G.I.’s we know only as heroes.

The Wonder of the Whitney
A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues
8:00 PM

A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues.

When "Holocaust" Became "The Holocaust"
An etymological mystery
8:00 PM

An etymological mystery.

My Students Need Trigger Warnings—and Professors Do, Too
8:00 PM

It’s our job as professors to do more than just expose them to difficult ideas. It’s our job to help see them through the exposure.

Close Mount Everest and Turn It Into a Memorial
The world's tallest mountain has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry, and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.
12:00 AM

The world's tallest mountain has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry, and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.

May 15, 2015

The Hypocrisy of College Sports Drug Policies, in Two News Stories

Pot possession? Get kicked off the team. Nearly kill a teammate while drunk driving? Two game suspension.

John Legend Needs You To Know Why This Young Man Is Dead
The superstar musician on his new HBO documentary, 'Southern Rites'
1:21 PM

The superstar musician is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary Southern Rites.

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