Culture

July 30, 2014

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
Why writers have spent centuries attacking the Bard
12:28 PM

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.

July 29, 2014

Making Money Shouldn't Be the Purpose of a College Education
Money magazine's college rankings are the most pernicious yet
12:45 PM

Money magazine's college rankings are the most pernicious yet.

July 28, 2014

An Attack on the Ivy League Is an Attack on Meritocracy Itself
8:00 PM

Ivy League schools tend to reward values and ideals that Americans would do well to rally behind.

Who Killed This Woman?
Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.

Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?
The latest ed trend seems like something you might have done in middle school
1:29 PM

Is World of Warcraft really the key to keeping students interested?

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Haunting in His Last Major Role
'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent
12:59 PM

'A Most Wanted Man' showcases the actor's uncompromising talent.

In Defense of Public Libraries

The importance of public libraries can't be exaggerated.

In France, It Really Matters What Politicians Wear. Even Men.
François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim
11:15 AM

François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim.

I'm a Laborer's Son. I Went to Yale. I Am Not "Trapped in a Bubble of Privilege."
11:14 AM

The New Republic's Ivy League takedown ignored financial-aid students.

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