Culture

July 27, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner’s New TV Show Is Too Sincere for Its Own Good
3:43 PM

Caitlyn Jenner wants to use her massive platform for good. Where does that leave her reality show?

Why I’m Not Watching the David Foster Wallace Movie: He Taught Me Not To
1:49 PM

He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”

Ted Cruz Isn't Wrong to Call Watchmen's Rorschach a Hero
10:24 AM

The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.

July 26, 2015

Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses
3:49 PM

The Louisiana governor made prayer his first priority after the Lafayette shooting. That’s not nearly enough.

July 24, 2015

Is Worrying a Modernist Invention?

A new book delves into the history of this singular, overpowering emotion.

Why Are Vaccination Rates Dropping in America?
2:19 PM

It has to do with the social contract. 

July 23, 2015

The American Actor May Be in Decline. Jake Gyllenhaal Is Most Certainly Not.
3:51 PM

Gyllenhaal delivers another exceptional performance in ‘Southpaw’.

Could "Insight Policing" Have Saved Sandra Bland?
12:27 PM

A new police de-escalation strategy holds promise for defusing tense civilian-cop situations. 

I Brought My Daughter From War-Torn Ukraine to America. That’s When Things Got Complicated.
9:48 AM

After moving from Ukraine to New York, the author learns how quickly children adapt. 

July 22, 2015

E.L. Doctorow's Novels About American History Changed the Future of Fiction
9:06 AM

Doctorow was more than a fiction writer. He was a bridge to an older America.

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