Culture

May 17, 2015

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.

Jonathan Franzen's “Bad” Sex Writing Isn't His Fault
11:10 AM

All sex writing looks bad out of context.

May 14, 2015

The Time Anna Kendrick Said I Smelled Like an Old Cinnamon Cupcake
10:00 PM

"The meanest, to me, was Beca. She was pretty rough and tough."

Instill Life
The dark and light of Sally Mann
8:00 PM

Photographer Sally Mann's career has been dogged by controversy. In a new memoir, she says it was never about the kids, but the place.

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