Culture

September 07, 2014

Albert Einstein Endorsed a Popular Psychic in 1932. This Is the Controversy that Ensued
Upton Sinclair, among others, leapt to the physicist's defense.
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People couldn't believe a man like Einstein would put stock in such things.

September 06, 2014

Why Has the American Literary Canon Admitted So Few Historians?
Two mid-century scholars are finally getting their due
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Two mid-century scholars finally get their due

September 05, 2014

The Heartwrenching Court Cases That Inspired My New Novel
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The best legal judgments form a neglected sub-genre of our literature.

The New Luddites: Why Former Digital Prophets Are Turning Against Tech
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Neo-Luddism began to emerge in the postwar period, but now it's stronger than ever.

Gender Quotas Worked in Norway. Why Not Here?
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Turns out, American culture may be hindering gender equality.

Joan Rivers Didn't Care If You Liked It
Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile
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Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile.

This Is the Most Diverse Apartment Building in America
And here are the surprising lessons it teaches us about gentrification.
12:00 AM

No matter how much we say we want otherwise, we still end up living around people who look just like us. This Brooklyn building is the exception. 

September 04, 2014

The Trouble With Harvard
The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it
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The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it.

President Clinton to Keynote The New Republic’s Centennial Gala
7:00 AM

The black-tie event will also include a performance by world-renowned jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis.

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