Culture

August 25, 2014

Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now?
12:00 AM

With "Black-ish" and "Cristela," network comedy is mining race, ethnicity, and cultural assimilation for laughs. 

August 24, 2014

Maggie Smith Isn't Always Wonderful
11:00 PM

Lately, she's been resting on her laurels. 

An Almost Complete List of Every Word We've Ever Used to Mean 'Drunk'
From 'cup-shot' to 'rat-arsed'
8:00 PM

From "cup-shot" to "rat-arsed."

The Next Republic Explores Identity

The next phase of our six-month campaign will explore issues of self.

Why Does Sad Music Make Us Feel Happy?
8:00 AM

Here's the reason you crank up sad songs when you're already feeling bad. 

August 23, 2014

College Football Is Ruining Education
And the NFL is profiting from it
8:00 PM

College football is one of America's fastest-growing industries. 

August 22, 2014

How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
5:57 PM

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

The "World Domination Summit" Wants to Teach People to Do What They Love

It's meant to inspire people to leave corporate life and do what they love. But what does that mean for the rest of us?

Sitting With E.M. Forster While He Had His Portrait Sketched
12:00 AM

This writer had the pleasure of chatting with the novelist one summer afternoon.

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