Culture

August 25, 2014

When Are Metafictional Games a Mask For Laziness?
10:00 PM

The complex literary stylings of Ben Lerner are as stunning as ever.

Beyonce's VMA Performance Was the Feminist Moment I've Been Waiting For

Behold one of the most powerful pop-culture messages of my lifetime.

Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now?
12:00 AM

With "Black-ish" and "Cristela," network comedy is mining race, ethnicity, and cultural assimilation for laughs. 

August 24, 2014

Maggie Smith Isn't Always Wonderful
11:00 PM

Lately, she's been resting on her laurels. 

The Next Republic Explores Identity

The next phase of our six-month campaign will explore issues of self.

Why Does Sad Music Make Us Feel Happy?
8:00 AM

Here's the reason you crank up sad songs when you're already feeling bad. 

August 23, 2014

College Football Is Ruining Education
8:00 PM

College football is one of America's fastest-growing industries. 

August 22, 2014

How the Market Affects What Horror Makes it to Hollywood
5:57 PM

Recent torture pornographers such as Eli Roth arguably have aligned themselves with 1970s American horror auteurs not only to legitimize their work but to cash in on their rebel credibility.

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