Culture

July 18, 2014

Against the Modern Cult of Spontaneity
Think before you act
6:00 PM

Truly living in the moment and being utterly spontaneous would render you unable to make and keep promises.

Rupert’s Red Top: The Rise and Fall of Rebekah Brooks
6:00 PM

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

Megyn Kelly Misrepresented My Article About Contraception
I'm an OB-GYN. She's Not.
5:16 PM

I'm an OB-GYN. She's not. 

Unhappy Marriages May Produce More Daughters
Upending a decades-long assumption that having daughters can lead to higher rates of divorce
2:15 PM

Upending a decades-long assumption that having daughters can lead to higher rates of divorce.

Virginia Woolf's Belated Obituary for Jane Austen
What would Austen have written about if she'd lived a longer life?
10:05 AM

What would Austen have written about if she'd lived a longer life?

The Google Mega-Campus Can't Compete With Coworking Spaces
Trying to find creativity outside the cubicle
12:00 AM

About one third of U.S. employees work outside the office—and this doesn't even include the nearly four in ten in-office employees who spend some time working remotely. That’s a lot of people trying to find a seat at Starbucks. Thats where coworking spaces come in.

July 17, 2014

Venus the “Chimera" Cat Is Probably Not a Real Chimera
A geneticist explains the cat's funny fur
1:51 PM

A geneticist explains.

The Terrible War on Pregnant Drug Users
10:45 AM

A large group of women are at risk of prosecution under such statutes, which virtually every leading health organization opposes.

July 16, 2014

Why Jill Abramson Gave Her First Interview to Cosmo
It's not just because Joanna knows Jill
6:04 PM

It's not just because Joanna knows Jill.

Norman Mailer's Secret Hobby Was Trying to Draw Like Picasso
Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was joyful
5:11 PM

Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was a joyful, spontaneous form of expression.

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