March 03, 2014

Trigger Happy
The "trigger warning" has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?
8:00 PM

It has moved from blogs and into college classes. Can it be stopped?

People Are Still Being Prosecuted for Legal Marijuana. Obama Hasn't Pardoned One of Them.

Obama is tougher on pot than Bush. But Americans like pot more than they like Obama.

Thanks to Bill Nye, Creationists Raised Enough Money to Build an Anti-Science Theme Park
The science guy won a debate—and subsidized the enemy
12:17 PM

This is what happens when you engage with enemies of science: You win a debate—and underwrite their claptrap propaganda

Ellen Was the Perfect Host

For one thing, that Liza Minelli bit was amazing. 

March 02, 2014

Lorrie Moore Has a Politics Problem
What happens when fiction abuses the war on terror
12:00 AM

Lorrie Moore is as talented as ever. But her attempts at post-September 11 topicality can be excruciating.

Big Star's Alex Chilton Wrote the Script for Every Indie-Rock Recluse
12:00 AM

How it became OK for musicians to reject popular appeal.

A Visual History: Basketball Through Its Sneakers
12:00 AM

If you want to know the history of basketball, start from the ground up.

March 01, 2014

The Letters of Malcolm Cowley
12:00 AM

A selection of Malcolm Cowley's letters from a masterful new collection.