Culture

June 13, 2014

These Faceless Women Are Utterly Unique
10:38 AM

Spin a woman around to make a statement.

It's the End of the Humanities as We Know It
And I feel fine
10:18 AM

A sense of crisis, ongoing paranoia—this is just part of what it means to be a humanist. 

Soccer Ball Manufacture Is Inefficient. Here's Why.
10:01 AM

Why don't soccer ball factories adopt the most efficient technology available?

The World Cup of Dissonance
Yesterday's opener proves that we don't know what to expect from this World Cup.
9:49 AM

World Cup 2014's shaky opening proves that we don't know what to expect from the tournament, on and off the pitch. 

June 12, 2014

Spain-Holland Preview: Can a Band of Hungover Dutchmen Defeat Tiki-Taka's Trotsky?
Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill dissect Friday's Group B clash

Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill on the Epic Rematch...That No One's Talking About 

The Art World Has Stopped Distinguishing Between Greatness and Fraudulence
And it's costing us
8:00 PM

And it's making a lot of money for the frauds. But it's costing us.

Vanity Fair's Donna Tartt Piece Reduces All Literary Criticism to Childish Squabbling
6:30 PM

Other people’s views are not just the product of bad faith.

From the Archives: Roger Rosenblatt Remembers His Father

"My father believed in hats as signs of civilization."

A Prayer for the Goalies and Referees of the World Cup
Let's take a minute to remember the perennial villains of the game.
1:50 PM

But they aren't all bad!

The Real Reason There Were No American Players on the 'Most Compelling Players' List
1:49 PM

The U.S. is the thirteenth ranked team and we picked a total of eleven players, so is it really that shocking that no Americans showed up? 

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