Culture

October 21, 2014

Walter Benjamin Was My First Crush

"I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher ..."

My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta
11:52 AM

Remembering the kindness and generosity of one of fashion's greats.

October 20, 2014

The Problem With Brunch Isn't the Jerks. It's That It Ruins Lunch.
10:00 PM

You could be having MUCH better meals on your weekend.

America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due
Even his heroism was somehow private
8:00 PM

Even his heroism was private. 

October 19, 2014

No Author Is Too Good for Her Amazon Critics
11:56 PM

It's time to come to terms with publishing in 2014. Everyone is a critic. Everyone’s got a soapbox. 

Forcing Frats to Go Co-Ed Won't Fix Them
A solution in search of a constituency
8:00 PM

At least at Trinity College, she doesn't exist. And that's a problem for Greek system reformers. 

Marilynne Robinson Is Proof That Fiction Hasn't Lost Its Faith
8:00 PM

Marilynne Robinson is one of the great religious novelists, not only of our age, but any age.

October 18, 2014

October 17, 2014

How Martin Scorsese Created the Modern Masculine Ideal
8:00 PM

If masculinity were a product, then Italian-American masculinity—florid, violent, hungry for respect, as thin-skinned as Italian sausage—would be the brand leader, thanks to the movies.

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