Culture

April 05, 2014

Paul de Man Was a Total Fraud
The literary-critical giant lied about every part of his life
8:00 PM

Paul de Man lied about everything: his college, his grad school, his rent payments, his quotations of Nietzsche and Rousseau. He even cheated his father out of his life savings. And that's just the beginning.

It's Time to Address the Artisan Potato Chip
12:00 AM

"Artisan" ingredients are just grotesque additives that coat these glorfied death discs.

Remembering Mr. Creevey
12:00 AM

Those were the days of patrons and jobs, pocket-boroughs and sinecures; they were the days, too, of vigorous bold living, torrential talk, and splendid hospitality...

April 04, 2014

A Teeny Moon Is The Galaxy's Best Hope For Extraterrestrial Life
And it's in our solar system
8:00 PM

But does that matter for Earthlings?

The Frontier of Climate Change: Action in the Heartland
What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of the national policy debate?
3:32 PM

State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates? Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?

On Earth Day 2014, The New Republic, Drake University, and The League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change to address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state, and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.

Frontier of Climate Change will take place at Parents Hall North on Drake University's campus from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22.

The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in New England
What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of the national policy debate?
3:31 PM

State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates? Will future candidates for public office shy away from climate policy, or will it become a key issue in upcoming elections?

On Tuesday, May 6, The New Republic and The League of Women Voters will host The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in New England at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College. The program will address the current state of climate policy at the federal, state, and local level and the role climate will play in future political campaigns and agendas.

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
11:20 AM

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different. 

No Excuses, CBS: Hire One of These Outstanding Women to Replace Letterman
10:45 AM

We need a woman in late-night TV. Here are suggestions.

April 03, 2014

Chipotle Is Ruining Lunchtime
Long lines and too many choices are a recipe for stress
10:00 PM

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

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