Culture

August 13, 2015

Dating Will Never Die
10:37 AM

If the Industrial Revolution didn’t kill it, how could Tinder?

The Database of the Dead

The Social Security Administration maintains a database of everyone who has died since 1936. Are you in it?

The Final File
10:08 AM

Exploring the Social Security administration’s list of America’s dead.

Love at the Methadone Clinic
7:00 AM

Lucia Berlin's stories defy our expectations for “grim” working-class fiction.

The Most Common Childbirth Practice in America Is Unnecessary and Dangerous
6:30 AM

Why do doctors and patients insist on using electronic fetal monitoring?

August 12, 2015

IK Enemkpali Is a Hero for Breaking Geno Smith's Jaw
1:50 PM

Society depends on the enforcement of debt. Without it, there’s chaos.

Would You Rather Lose Your Morals or Your Memory?
11:40 AM

A new study sheds light on a common side effect of dementia—the loss of morals. 

August 11, 2015

Intersection Episode 2: Give Us the Ballot
9:28 AM

Guests Ari Berman and Dale Ho discuss voting rights, a former state senator talks about black women's role in the suffrage battle, and Jamil remembers Michael Brown.

August 10, 2015

Music From a Farther Room
8:00 PM

Celebrating 100 years of “Prufrock.”

Wearing My Afro Is Always a Political Act
11:49 AM

For black women, stereotypes associated with afros can’t be shed, but their appeal is a nod to history and tradition.

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