Culture

June 25, 2014

How Not to Write A TV Drama About Arab Dictators
To start, cast an Arab actor in the lead
12:37 PM

This show, from the producers of "Homeland," is an offensively boring attempt to humanize dictators.

Dear World Cup: You’re Using the Wrong Tiebreaker
For short competitions, head-to-head is better than goal difference
12:11 PM

For short competitions, head-to-head is a better tie-breaker than goal difference.

A Sociologist's Advice to Gary Oldman: Act More Mortified
Defining the keys to a successful apology
12:03 PM

Defining the keys to a successful apology.

Every Team that's Played in Manaus Has Lost The Next Game. Is the USMNT Next?
The myth of the Manaus hangover
11:44 AM

Every team that's played in Manaus so far has lost their next game. Is the USMNT next?

The Lonely Life of an Outlaw's Daughter
Making sense of a childhood filled with violence
11:34 AM

Maria Venegas’s debut book is a stunning mash-up of genres and themes—part personal memoir, part non-fiction account of a father’s violent life as a gun-slinging criminal.

Greece Make It to the Last 16—And Score a Goal, Too!
Who said the Greeks only play boring soccer?

Against the odds, Greece make it to the knockout stages after a dramatic showdown with the Ivory Coast.

"As You Bite It": Uruguay-Italy through Shakespeare
For never was a story of more woe...
9:28 AM

This hilarious take turns the Suarez World Cup bite into "I do bite my thumb at you. Sir!"

June 24, 2014

'Snowpiercer' is a Post-Apocalyptic Action Movie That's Actually Fun
Life has become extinct, save for an impassioned locomotive
10:00 PM

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho plus Tilda Swinton equals magic. 

Does It Matter What You Read to Your Baby?
Are you cheating if you use storytime to catch up on your own reading?
9:13 PM

Are you cheating if you use storytime to catch up on your own reading?

Is "Sensory Processing Disorder" a Real Medical Condition?
Thousands of parents say it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.
8:00 PM

Tens of thousands of parents believe it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.

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