Culture

December 18, 2014

Serial’s Greatest Strength Was Also Its Greatest Weakness
2:45 PM

The show's format seemed innovative at first, but it ended up weighing it down. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
12:23 PM

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Stop Making Fun of North Korea
Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record
11:17 AM

Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record.

December 17, 2014

The Allure of Ugliness
Is the unattractive female character ascending?
10:00 PM

It's been 150 years since Jane Eyre was published, but we still like our female protagonists pretty.

People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty
5:21 PM

Find somewhere else to practice your amateur photography.

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters
Here are "The Colbert Report"'s most entertaining author interviews
4:10 PM

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

What Life in Cuba Was Like After Castro's Revolution
12:26 PM

Visiting a collective farm, searching for coffee and rum, and more

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever
An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age
10:17 AM

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

December 16, 2014

Basketball's Biggest Reporter Is Waging War on ESPN—And He'll Do Anything to Win
11:00 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks more NBA news than anyone else—but a close read of his work shows he can be unscrupulous with sources. 

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