June 09, 2014
John Oliver's 13-minute rant is just the latest in a long string of embarrassments.
Murders have plummeted overall, but that's not the whole story.
June 08, 2014
Robert Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it.
Today's drought-riven west would look very different if Congress had listened to John Wesley Powell
It worked for feminism.
Meet China's Tony Robbins
The predatory gospel of China's most popular motivational speaker.
The change isn’t necessarily an evil to be decried.
June 07, 2014
Two new books together underscore the extent to which both Fiddler on the Roof and Sholem Aleichem were creatures of their audiences.
June 06, 2014
The weird anthropological world view of “alpha males” competing for “targets” is a nonsense that has bled out into other sexist discourse.
In real life, we abhor terrorism and everything associated with it. So why do so many games manage to convince us that playing at it is fun?