Culture

August 01, 2014

Russia Had a Really Good Reason For Its Gecko Orgy in Space
8:00 PM

Russian scientists hoping to observe geckos mating in orbit are engaged in serious research, as ridiculous as it might sound.

Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies
At the National Ballet School, dance is a matter of national pride
4:21 PM

"In Cuba", said Mikhail Baryshnikov, "every taxi driver knows the names of [ballet] dancers. This is unheard of. Try it in New York.” 

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English soldiers and poets
3:32 PM

The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

July 31, 2014

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

Is Modern Culture Making Us Crazier?
The science behind America's deepening disturbance
8:00 PM

The science behind America's deepening disturbance.

A Timely New Spy Thriller Doesn't Over-Simplify Arab-Israeli Politics
3:41 PM

"The Honorable Woman" is a smart drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Was Louis XVI Overthrown by Ideas?
11:00 AM

Jonathan Israel and Lynn Hunt's debate Hunt's revent review of his Revolutionary Ideas.

July 30, 2014

How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House
Reviewing Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge'
8:00 PM

Did Ronald Reagan unite the nation by dividing it? 

Retire the Dead Presidents and Put These Women on Our Nation's Currency
6:14 PM

Why does our currency only feature dead white men? It's time for a change. 

James Franco's Utterly Misguided Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy
What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters
4:20 PM

What happens when a selfie-addicted celebrity takes on the darkest of American masters?

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