Culture

August 18, 2014

From Nazi Resistance to Ferguson's Unrest: The Weird History of the Molotov Cocktail
5:37 PM

Those clever Finns invented the term to mock a Soviet minister.

Houdini Loved to Use His Magic to Expose Real Con Artists
He knew all about trickery—and used that to take down frauds.
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Houdini knew all about trickery—and used that to take down frauds.

August 17, 2014

Geneticists' New Obsession with Pregnancy Isn't Bad for Women
How epigenetics can bolster feminism

It turns out the life choices men make could have an even greater impact on their children's genes.

Touching Images of Unaccompanied Minors—From 100 Years Ago
A look back at the icon of American immigration, Ellis Island
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A look back at the icon of American immigration, Ellis Island.

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.
12:00 AM

Once you get married, the “beastly”—excessive masturbation, watching pornography—doesn’t disappear.

August 16, 2014

Your Criticism of My Ivy League Takedown Further Proves My Point

My goal was to start a debate. That certainly has happened.

August 15, 2014

How One Woman's Luxury Damascus Villa Became a Refugee Camp
The war in Syria seeps into the Old City

A touching memoir of war and loss—told through a single Syrian house.

Can Science Offer New Answers to Mental Illness?

No matter how much progress we make, mental illness is still largely a medical mystery.

Erotic Architecture: the Sexual History of Great Buildings

From Nero’s decadent Golden House in Rome to Charles Fourier’s orgiastic French “courts of love”; public toilet glory holes to Eileen Gray’s sexy Mediterranean hideway. 

Here's What I Would Have Told Robin Williams About Living With Parkinson's
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The comic could have been the next Michael J. Fox.

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