Culture

November 13, 2014

Jon Stewart's Iranian Drama Only Shines When It Tries to Be Funny
6:23 PM

The main question Rosewater grapples with is whether Stewart can hack it as a filmmaker. 

Stop Obsessing Over Your College Essay—Admissions Officers Don't
But they do care what you think of their clever questions

"I literally never heard a decision made on the basis of a personal essay alone."

What Woodstock Was Really Like

Unwanted hitchhikers, muddy sleeping bags, and rumors of Bob Dylan... doesn't sound great, but you had to be there.

Hachette Blew Its Chance to Make Amazon Truly Pay for Its Bad Practices
3:39 PM

They may have won the battle, but they gave up on the war.

November 12, 2014

Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy
6:05 PM

The filthy rich, writes Michael Lewis, are unhappy, unhelpful, and always wanting more.

This Web Series Shows Good TV Doesn't Have to Be Like a Novel
4:05 PM

"High Maintenance" has the economical storytelling and quiet revelations of the best short story collections.

What Happens When a Math Whiz Grows Up? Depends on if You're a Boy or a Girl
2:35 PM

In the 1970s, psychologists began studying a group of teenagers who were good at math. In 2013, three times as many of the men had tenure at a major university.

The Strange Case of the Mythical Kinsley/Reagan Meeting
12:14 PM

How do you forget meeting the president?

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