Culture

September 24, 2014

This Is What It Was Like To Be the Book Censor for All of New England in 1930
10:16 PM

This is what it ws like to be the East Coast's book censor in 1930.

What the Sex in 'Masters of Sex' Really Means
6:10 PM

It isn't just about pleasure. 

Can You Tell From This Photo If Oscar Pistorius Is Guilty?
5:51 PM

This image is worthless as evidence but dripping with meaning.

The Forgotten Alternate Ending to 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'
12:00 AM

Lawrence published three versions of his scandalous book. All of them faced the censor's red pen.

September 23, 2014

The New Fairy Tale Is Trying to Escape Its Past
8:00 PM

How fairytale re-tellings betray their origins.

A Person's Accent Can Change Your Perception of What He Is Saying
7:00 PM

New research reveals just how much a French, or Chinese, or Chilean accent changes what you hear. 

Nabokov's Lolita Is Constantly Banned. It's Also a Work of Genius.
10:23 AM

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous. 

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