Culture

May 20, 2014

Why Teaching Kids "Grit" Works
A teacher testifies

One teacher's moving testimony.

Spoiled Rotten
Thanks to the Reality Steve website, I know who wins "The Bachelorette." Why do I still watch?
10:11 AM

Why do I still watch?

May 19, 2014

'Louie' Has Always Been Afraid of Continuity. Until Now?
11:00 PM

Last night's "Louie" has the return of Russ and Daughters, Louie's Hungarian crush—and Pamela.

Finally, an Academic Text Devoted to '50 Shades of Grey'
When a very smart scholar takes on a very dumb book
10:05 PM

What happens when a very smart scholar tries to find meaning in a very dumb book

Silicon Valley Says Space Mining Is Awesome and Will Change Life on Earth. That’s Only Half Right.
Silicon Valley says asteroid mining will end Earth's conflict over natural resources. It won't.
8:00 PM

Tech companies are planning to mine asteroids and the moon. That's cool, but it won't bring peace on Earth.

FIFA Needs to Take the 2022 World Cup Away from Qatar. Now.
3:48 PM

At the current rate, more than 4,000 migrant workers will die to build the infrastructure for a soccer tournament. This is an abomination.

May 18, 2014

A Eulogy for the Creepiest Character on 'Game of Thrones'
10:26 PM

If all the slimy wackos are dying, who will be left for us to hate? 

Francois Ozon's New Movie Makes Prostitution Look Like an Yves Saint Laurent Ad
8:00 PM

Young and Beautiful has more product placement than character.

Disgusting Odors Make People Less Supportive of Gay Marriage
8:00 PM

A study also found that foul smells made people more conservative about premarital sex, pornography, and abortion.

Nine Overwhelming Photos of Giant Supermodels and Tiny Humans
8:00 PM

Meet the overlords of the 21st-century city.

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