Culture

March 19, 2014

Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile Turns The New Yorker into a Men's Magazine
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The celebrity profile reaches a new nadir in this week's New Yorker.

Another Vapid Effort to Claim that Science and Religion Can Get Along
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They just want it to be true! Which, if you ask a scientist, is not evidence that it is true. 

The Emptiness of Data Journalism
Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns
12:00 AM

Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns

March 18, 2014

A Knockout Exhibition from an Iconoclast Sculptor
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If you are the sort of person who recoils from typecasting and branding, you won’t want to miss “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study
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Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.

March 17, 2014

Our Naive "Innovation" Fetish
Left, right, and center—everyone loves the buzzword of modern America
8:00 PM

Left, right, and center all celebrate "innovation," as if it were a substitute for having real policies to harness technology.

Literary Fan Fiction: John Banville Does Raymond Chandler

At what point does a work of supposed literary merit simply become fan fiction?

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