Culture

May 14, 2015

The Time Anna Kendrick Said I Smelled Like an Old Cinnamon Cupcake
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"The meanest, to me, was Beca. She was pretty rough and tough."

Instill Life
The dark and light of Sally Mann
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Photographer Sally Mann's career has been dogged by controversy. In a new memoir, she says it was never about the kids, but the place.

Those Mythological Men and Their Sacred, Supersonic Flying Temples
What tales of ancient Vedic aircraft tell us about India’s place in the modern world
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What tales of ancient Vedic aircraft tell us about India’s place in the modern world.

Sheldon Adelson Turns Israel Into 'The Walking Dead'
Behold, the "only zombie democracy in the Middle East"!
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Behold, the "only zombie democracy in the Middle East"!

I Was David Letterman's Adopted Daughter (But Only for a Day)

In 1996, the Late Night host made a big difference to this thirteen-year-old grieving for the loss of her mother.

May 13, 2015

If You Want to See What Revolutionary Workplace Policies Really Look Like, Watch '9 to 5'

It's embarassing to fixate on a film that features a sequence with animated rabbits. It's more emabarassing that it's still relevant. 

The Film Buff’s Tour of New York
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For many if not most New Yorkers, New York is a dream we encounter in the movies before we make it the place we live. 

May 11, 2015

In Defense of 'Uppity-ism'
Michelle Obama urged Tuskegee grads to "rise above the noise." All black Americans should take her advice.
4:39 PM

Why black ambition is never a bad thing.

Fembots Have Feelings Too
'Ex Machina' is a brilliant critique of the ways we exploit female care
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Ex Machina is a brilliant critique of the ways we exploit female care.

May 10, 2015

The 'Cannibal Cop' Was a Creep, Not a Criminal
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The HBO film 'Thought Crimes' shows what happens when your Internet self comes back to haunt you.

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