Culture

March 26, 2015

Luxury Brands Are Status Symbols Only If You Can’t Afford Them
Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren"

Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren" and "David Yurman."

March 25, 2015

Food Snobs Like Mark Bittman Aren't Even Hiding Their Elitism Anymore

A new column shows what's wrong with the eat-local movement. 

David Brooks Was Right: Anti-Semitism Is a Different Evil
But it's not worse than other bigotries

But it's not worse than other bigotries.

March 24, 2015

Don't Fall in Love 10,000 Miles From Home
10:00 PM

Throw pillows don’t offer advice on where to go when the things dearest to your heart—your given family, your chosen family, your work—are all in different places. 

A Half-Baked Homage to Nicholson Baker
First the 'autobiographical novel,' now 'autobiographical criticism.'
8:00 PM

Critcism that is as much about the act of writing as the book.

Mom Jeans Are Back. It's About Time.
1:21 PM

Good riddance, skinny jeans!

A Poet Turned Michael Brown's Autopsy Report Into Click-Bait as Performance Art
12:41 PM

How should we think about Kenneth Goldsmith's poetic remixes? 

March 23, 2015

Don't Blame Students for Being Hypersensitive. Blame Colleges.

Colleges are selling the campus itself as a "safe space."

What Netanyahu Will Say About Arabs 9,738 Days From Now
1:11 PM

Walking back his pre-election comments for years to come.

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