Culture

December 17, 2014

The Allure of Ugliness
Is the unattractive female character ascending?
10:00 PM

It's been 150 years since Jane Eyre was published, but we still like our female protagonists pretty.

People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty
5:21 PM

Find somewhere else to practice your amateur photography.

Stephen Colbert Is One of Pop Culture's Best Literary Boosters
Here are "The Colbert Report"'s most entertaining author interviews
4:10 PM

Stephen Colbert's best author interviews.

What Life in Cuba Was Like After Castro's Revolution
12:26 PM

Visiting a collective farm, searching for coffee and rum, and more

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever
An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age
10:17 AM

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

December 16, 2014

Basketball's Biggest Reporter Is Waging War on ESPN—And He'll Do Anything to Win
11:00 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks more NBA news than anyone else—but a close read of his work shows he can be unscrupulous with sources. 

How to Curb Binge Drinking at U.S. Colleges: Sell Alcohol on Campus
The case for the college bar
2:34 PM

The case for the college bar.

Don't Let "Black Lives Matter" Become Another Ice Bucket Challenge

The social-media masses are turning it into a popularity contest.

W.H. Auden's Cheeky Tribute to Sigmund Freud
12:42 PM

The poet explains the lasting influence of the analyst.

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