Culture

June 02, 2014

Haunting Pictures of Loneliness Along the Yellow River
Photography from the cradle of Chinese civilization
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New photography from the cradle of Chinese civilization.

June 01, 2014

The Three Most Important Traits of People Who Make the World Work
"Invisibles" perform key tasks without seeking credit. And they're in high demand.
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Are you an "invisible"? If you're skilled, creative and don't care much about getting credit, the job market is hot for you. 

May 31, 2014

When French Irrationality Was Deadly
The writers who fell in love with fascism
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France was the seat of the Enlightenment and intellectual order. Perhaps this made its writers fall in love with disorder.

May 30, 2014

The Boring Sexism of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
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"Silicon Valley" doesn't skewer the tech world—the show just reproduces its toxic sexism.

I Don’t Miss Smoking. But I Miss Smoke
Its chiffon convolutions and tulle thunderheads made perfectly dull places seem excitingly mysterious.
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The chiffon convolutions and tulle thunderheads of my cigarettes made even dull places seem excitingly mysterious.

Friends Don't Let Friends Walk Through Revolving Doors Alone
What it says about your friendship when you find yourself squished into a revolving-door with a companion.

You know that awkward moment when you can't decide if you should squeeze together or go it alone? 

Maybe the Solution to Normalizing Public Breastfeeding Is Victoria's Secret
The lingerie company once offered a nursing bra. What happened to it?
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The lingerie company once offered a nursing bra. They should bring it back!

May 29, 2014

Why Do People Call Ms. Maya Angelou "Dr. Maya Angelou"?
Against title inflation in America

Because America is suffering from a case of title inflation.

If Your Partner Can't Resist Extra Fries, That's Bad News for Your Waistline, Too
The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious
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The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious

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