Culture

June 10, 2014

Eleven Writers and Intellectuals on the World Cup's Most Compelling Characters
7:12 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, and eight other soccer-loving writers plumb the tournaments most compelling characters.

Slavery, Sex and the Roots of Brazil's Transcendent Style of Soccer
Reflecting on my alternate life as a Futebol fanatic
7:10 PM

Brazil's fraught racial and sexual history with soccer—and my family's fraught history with Brazil.

Marijuana Might Make You a Worse Driver Than Alcohol Does
4:21 PM

Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.

A British TV Celebrity Called for a "Poetry Inquisition." He's Right.
How to make poetry relevant again
4:19 PM

How to make poetry relevant again.

Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
11:52 AM

Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.

Amanda Silverman Named Deputy Editor, Linda Kinstler Managing Editor, and Rebecca Leber Joins as Staff Writer
11:01 AM

Franklin Foer, Editor of The New Republic, announced two promotions and a hire today.

June 09, 2014

How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'?
Entomologists weigh in
10:46 PM

Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.

How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
Did 'Chinatown' doom the private eye?

Did Chinatown doom the private eye? 

This Summer's Abortion Comedy May Save the Rom-Com
5:48 PM

That's right. A comedy about abortion.

This Is What Dickensian London Really Looked Like
Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life
3:47 PM

Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life.

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