Chipotle Is Ruining Lunchtime

Long lines and too many choices are a recipe for stress

Long lines and too many choices is a recipe for stress.

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Errol Morris Is Wrong. Donald Rumsfeld Is a Known Known.

The scary consequences of reactionary conservatism

The scary consequences of last century's reactionary conservatism.

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'Veep' Is a Nihilist Satire, and It's More Accurate than You Realize

An ex-White House spokesman fact-checks the HBO comedy

 Before, the joke was that the vice president had no power. Now the joke is politics itself. All of it.

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Anti-naturalism seems to be replacing postmodernism as the latest way to bash science in academia.

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Has anyone thought through what it means when kids scream at robots?

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This is—or should that be “These are”?—how the future of photography might look. The history of the medium, in common with most technologies, is largely about ever-increasing speed. In the nineteenth century, exposure times were so long that moving people and objects became either blurred or completely invisible. But it wasn’t only shutter speeds that got faster. The intervals between pictures were also reduced, from the cumbersome preparation of individual collodion wet-plate negatives to rolls of film containing 36 frames.

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If Aristotle could have imagined the Captain’s mission of giving everyone freedom to live as they choose, he would have reacted with incredulous contempt.

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Defenders of tipping say it rewards better service. People who've studied it say it rewards drawing smiley faces on checks, crouching next to a table, and four other peer-reviewed tactics.  

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The strange, stunning photographs of the Point Blank Project present a new view of handguns.

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The show may have learned the wrong lesson from "Lost."

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