Culture

August 02, 2014

Stop Blaming Colleges for Society's Problems
The value of an elite education remains unparalleled
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For better or worse, the university tends to evolve alongside society, not ahead of it.

August 01, 2014

The Rise and Fall of a Radical Journalist
History handed Alexander Cockburn a great opportunity, but he blew it
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History handed Alexander Cockburn a great opportunity, but he blew it.

The Man Who Corporatized Our National Museums
How J. Carter Brown transformed the American art world
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How J. Carter Brown transformed the American art world.

Church Attendance Is Falling. Let the Buildings Fall, Too.
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As church-going diminishes, church buildings are repurposed, many retaining vital functions.

You're More Polyamorous Than You Think
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Monogamy is rare, no matter what we might tell ourselves. We need a new currency of commitment.

Russia Had a Really Good Reason For Its Gecko Orgy in Space
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Russian scientists hoping to observe geckos mating in orbit are engaged in serious research, as ridiculous as it might sound.

Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies
At the National Ballet School, dance is a matter of national pride
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"In Cuba", said Mikhail Baryshnikov, "every taxi driver knows the names of [ballet] dancers. This is unheard of. Try it in New York.” 

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English soldiers and poets
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The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

July 31, 2014

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

Is Modern Culture Making Us Crazier?
The science behind America's deepening disturbance
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The science behind America's deepening disturbance.

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