Culture

March 17, 2014

Why the Disabled Do Not Watch the Paralympics
Even former Paralympians turn the dial
3:43 PM

Researchers investigate the overwhelming indifference toward the games.

March 16, 2014

"Actually" Is the Most Futile, Overused Word on the Internet

If you disagree, we'll just #wellactually you.

March 15, 2014

The U.S. Is About To Relinquish Control of the Internet's Address Book. That's a Big Deal.
3:44 PM

The last year has been ugly, but the U.S. has been a basically good steward of the Internet. What follows may not be so good.

March 14, 2014

Feminism's Un-Celebrated Weapon: Kindness
8:00 PM

Being the Gone Girl Cool Girl is contingent on presenting the correct selection of individual attributes. Feminism needs to be collective and flexible.

This Romantic Comedy About The Middle-Aged Isn't Just for Your Parents
3:53 PM

Jim Broadbent is sixty-four; Lindsay Duncan is sixty-three. Plenty of us are in the same uneasy, open boat, but that serves to contradict one of the great canards of the film world.

Bad Idea of the Day: Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

A Q&A with health policy expert Harold Pollack.

Carl Sagan Explains Albert Einstein
3:12 PM

On Einstein's birthday, a look at his life.

The 'Veronica Mars' Movie Gives Fans What They Want—And That's a Good Thing
2:38 PM

I owe Rob Thomas an apology for doubting the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie. 

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