Culture

June 29, 2014

Chile May Have Lost to Brazil Yesterday, But They've Won My Dad's Heart
In praise of the rough, hungry beauty of the World Cup's scrappiest side
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In praise of the rough, hungry beauty of the World Cup's scrappiest side

June 28, 2014

The Real Victim of the GOP’s Assault on Obamacare
The Hobby Lobby case killed our national consensus on religious freedom
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The partisan rancor consuming today's Washington has shattered the consensus in favor of religious accommodations.

A Tale of Two Halves: On Brazil's Nail-biting Victory over Chile
Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell
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Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell.

Aboard TAM Flight 3805: Surviving Brazil vs. Chile at 30,000 Feet
"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when the game goes to penalties
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"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when Brazil and Chile go to penalties.

June 27, 2014

China's One-Child Policy May Be Making the Country More Violent
A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate

A 1 percent increase in the ratio between the sexes leads to a 5 percent increase in the crime rate.

Photos: The Most Unjustifiable of Brazil's World Cup Stadiums
Brasilia's Mane Garrincha, in All Its Dubious Glory. Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day Eight

Brasilia's Mane Garrincha, in All Its Dubious Glory 

What the “Transgender Tipping Point” Really Means
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The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Is a Sad Indictment of Post-Feminism
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Is Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" a glorification of physical abuse, or a radical appeal for self-love?

My Novel's Only Draft Was Kidnapped in Syria—and I Lived to Tell the Tale
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"I realised: As well as my wallet and keys and hundreds of dollars, as well as my bank details and personal photographs—he had my book."

PHOTO: When the Past Comes Flooding Back
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Has the daily deluge of images achieved such record-breaking levels that almost every photograph now inevitably reminds us of other photographs? 

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