Culture

June 09, 2015

Scott Walker Is Undermining Academic Freedom at the University of Wisconsin
11:06 AM

A "heartbroken" faculty member on the legislative threat to public education.

The Controversy Over Muhammad Cartoons Is Not About the Prophet Muhammad
7:46 AM

Blasphemy depends upon belief, and is fading with it.

June 08, 2015

Apple Music Is Another Tech Company Attempt to Please Investors by Trapping Customers
6:17 PM

Technology companies are creating systems that reward their customers at the expense of platform-agnostic consumers. 

UNC's Hall of Shame

A Klansman's name has finally been scrubbed from a campus building. Now what?

Black America's Forgotten Film History
3:27 PM

A new MoMA exhibit puts black films front and center.

June 07, 2015

Breaking the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Literary Fiction
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12:00 AM

A conversation between literary heavyweights Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro.

June 05, 2015

The Hostile Renegotiation of the Professor-Student Relationship

College classrooms will never be the same again—and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

June 04, 2015

The Sport of Kings Is Dying. Long Live the Belmont Stakes!

The Triple Crown is exciting, but there's more to horse racing. 

Can ‘Hannibal’ Ever Be More Than a Beautiful, Gruesome, Comforting Fantasy?
3:25 PM

The show is less concerned with narrative than with the aesthetic uses of human flesh and blood.

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