Culture

December 23, 2014

Christmas Lights Are Ruining Your Health and the Environment
8:00 PM

Celebrating the holidays shouldn't require light pollution.

December 22, 2014

How The World Fell in Love with America
10:00 PM

Is America just a "vast conspiracy to make you happy"?

Why Couldn’t Patrick Leigh Fermor Finish His Masterpiece?
3:22 PM

The incompleteness of a certain kind of aesthetic object can inspire additional devotion.

How 'Silent Night' Became the Most Popular Christmas Carol of All Time
1:24 PM

Did the song unite the German and British troops during World War I?  

A Letter from the Editor
10:59 AM

Gabriel Snyder on The New Republic's future.

December 19, 2014

Can Potential Terrorists Be "Rehabilitated"?
8:00 PM

What should governments do with fighters who've returned from Syria?

Stephen Colbert Didn't Change the World, But We Wouldn't Have Survived the Bush Years Without Him
12:18 PM

Colbert's goodbye was predictably sentimental, but he deserved it. 

December 18, 2014

Serial’s Greatest Strength Was Also Its Greatest Weakness
2:45 PM

The show's format seemed innovative at first, but it ended up weighing it down. 

Watching Colbert Makes Conservatives Even More Conservative
12:23 PM

“Not everyone comprehends the nature of Colbert’s satire.”

Stop Making Fun of North Korea
11:17 AM

Our laughter is drowning out their horrific human rights record.

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