Culture

June 10, 2014

Marijuana Might Make You a Worse Driver Than Alcohol Does
4:21 PM

Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.

A British TV Celebrity Called for a "Poetry Inquisition." He's Right.
How to make poetry relevant again
4:19 PM

How to make poetry relevant again.

Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
11:52 AM

Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.

Amanda Silverman Named Deputy Editor, Linda Kinstler Managing Editor, and Rebecca Leber Joins as Staff Writer
and
11:01 AM

Franklin Foer, Editor of The New Republic, announced two promotions and a hire today.

June 09, 2014

How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'?
Entomologists weigh in
10:46 PM

Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.

How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
Did 'Chinatown' doom the private eye?

Did Chinatown doom the private eye? 

This Summer's Abortion Comedy May Save the Rom-Com
5:48 PM

That's right. A comedy about abortion.

This Is What Dickensian London Really Looked Like
Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life
3:47 PM

Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life.

The World Cup Is About to Begin, and FIFA's Reputation Has Never Been Worse
12:54 PM

John Oliver's 13-minute rant is just the latest in a long string of embarrassments.

Homicide Inequality in Chicago—In Maps
Murders have plummeted overall, but much of the city has seen only modest declines or stagnation
12:00 PM

Murders have plummeted overall, but that's not the whole story. 

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