Culture

June 06, 2014

The Sexist Pseudoscience of Pick-Up Artists: The Dangers of “Alpha Male” Thinking
8:00 PM

The weird anthropological world view of “alpha males” competing for “targets” is a nonsense that has bled out into other sexist discourse. 

Why Is it So Appealing to Play as a Terrorist in Video Games?
8:00 PM

In real life, we abhor terrorism and everything associated with it. So why do so many games manage to convince us that playing at it is fun?

I Write Young Adult Novels, and I Refuse to Apologize for It
3:02 PM

Adults should not be embarrassed to read—or write—YA fiction.

Do U.S. Soccer Fans Steal Europe's Customs? Damn Right We Do!
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
2:18 PM

A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.

The New Republic's Original D-Day Issue, in its Entirety
1:20 PM

Moving, informative essays from our original issue that covered D-Day.

Bringing D-Day Back To Life
Past merges with present in these photos of Normandy
10:00 AM

The past merges with the present-day in these startling photos combining iconic imagery from June 1944 and scenes from today.

'Orange is the New Black' Is Even Better in Season 2
3:00 AM

We’re no longer seeing the prison through Piper’s eyes.

June 05, 2014

The Great Satirical-News Scam of 2014
The Onion is funny. These other sites aren't—and that's intentional. They're cashing in on your gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.
8:00 PM

Websites like The Daily Currant and National Report are cashing in on readers' gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.

The Science Behind #ThrowbackThursday
Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past.

Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past. 

In Praise of Reading Whatever the Hell You Want
Don't let Slate make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love
6:27 PM

Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love

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