Culture

August 15, 2014

Erotic Architecture: the Sexual History of Great Buildings

From Nero’s decadent Golden House in Rome to Charles Fourier’s orgiastic French “courts of love”; public toilet glory holes to Eileen Gray’s sexy Mediterranean hideway. 

Here's What I Would Have Told Robin Williams About Living With Parkinson's
1:38 PM

The comic could have been the next Michael J. Fox.

Don’t Blame Parkinson’s for Robin Williams’s Suicide
7:58 AM

The link between the disease and depression is well-established.

August 14, 2014

Save the World: Buy This Weird Milk in a Box
Unrefrigerated milk is good enough for the French
8:00 PM

Unrefrigerated milk is good enough for the French

Lauren Bacall Was a Liberal Idol in a Rabidly Anti-Communist Hollywood
8:00 PM

With her husband Humphrey Bogart, she resisted the studios' shameful blacklisting.

James Woods' Classic Takedown of Faux-Dickensian 'Hysterical Realism'
11:58 AM

The legendary castigation of big, bouncy novels that lack humanity.

August 13, 2014

Silicon Valley Is Ruining "Sharing" for Everybody
The marketing lie behind companies like Airbnb and Lyft
8:00 PM

They say they're all about making friends. Here's how you can tell that's not true. 

China's Millennial Literary Rivals Are Now Battling at the Box Office Too
Which young author-turned-director speaks more to China's youth?

Meet the two men fighting for the ears of China's youth.

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