November 20, 2014

How Mike Nichols and 'The Graduate' Changed American Movies Forever

The sexual frankness of 'The Graduate' was less revolutionary than its moral stance.

Scientists Have Found the Happiest Height for Women
12:27 PM

The women who are most satisfied with their height are between 5’7” and 5’11.”

November 19, 2014

'The Imitation Game' and 'Theory of Everything' Lack the Conviction to be Great Biopics
8:00 PM

Scientists have never been so sexy—and so devoid of personality.

A Mid-Season Assessment of 'Scandal''s New Feminist Speechifying
5:16 PM

"Scandal" cut back on extreme plot twists for bombastic moralizing—and the show is as good as it's ever been.

The Psychological Secret Behind Viral YouTube Videos
2:33 PM

The answer may be in your physiological response. 

A Poem and A Logo: What Walt Whitman Gave The New Republic
12:00 AM

There is no more evocative emblem of the vicissitudes of destiny, of the grand drama of forward movement, than a ship. 

An 'Iranian Vampire Movie' Is One of the Best Films of the Year
And much more than that label implies
12:00 AM

And much more than that label implies. 

November 18, 2014

Why I Helped Search for Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

Why do we search for some missing girls and ignore the others.

We Make Major Decisions Just Before Big Birthdays
8:00 PM

People get a little nuts before the big 3-0, 4-0, and 5-0