Culture

May 31, 2014

When French Irrationality Was Deadly
The writers who fell in love with fascism
8:00 PM

France was the seat of the Enlightenment and intellectual order. Perhaps this made its writers fall in love with disorder.

May 30, 2014

The Boring Sexism of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
6:25 PM

"Silicon Valley" doesn't skewer the tech world—the show just reproduces its toxic sexism.

I Don’t Miss Smoking. But I Miss Smoke
Its chiffon convolutions and tulle thunderheads made perfectly dull places seem excitingly mysterious.
5:00 PM

The chiffon convolutions and tulle thunderheads of my cigarettes made even dull places seem excitingly mysterious.

Friends Don't Let Friends Walk Through Revolving Doors Alone
What it says about your friendship when you find yourself squished into a revolving-door with a companion.

You know that awkward moment when you can't decide if you should squeeze together or go it alone? 

Maybe the Solution to Normalizing Public Breastfeeding Is Victoria's Secret
The lingerie company once offered a nursing bra. What happened to it?
12:46 PM

The lingerie company once offered a nursing bra. They should bring it back!

May 29, 2014

Why Do People Call Ms. Maya Angelou "Dr. Maya Angelou"?
Against title inflation in America

Because America is suffering from a case of title inflation.

If Your Partner Can't Resist Extra Fries, That's Bad News for Your Waistline, Too
The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious
3:55 PM

The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious

The Winner in the Kinsley-Greenwald Spat: The New York Times Book Review
Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.
1:17 PM

Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.

Self-Driving Cars Are Still Cars—Which Means They Won't Improve Your Commute
12:45 PM

The company's attempt to "disrupt" the car industry is an embrace of the status quo. We need innovation in mass transit instead.

If Your High School Friends Are Having Babies, You're More Likely to Get Pregnant, Too
11:01 AM

It's your friends—not your family— that have the most influence on when you decide to get pregnant. 

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