Culture

May 19, 2014

Silicon Valley Says Space Mining Is Awesome and Will Change Life on Earth. That’s Only Half Right.
Silicon Valley says asteroid mining will end Earth's conflict over natural resources. It won't.
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Tech companies are planning to mine asteroids and the moon. That's cool, but it won't bring peace on Earth.

FIFA Needs to Take the 2022 World Cup Away from Qatar. Now.
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At the current rate, more than 4,000 migrant workers will die to build the infrastructure for a soccer tournament. This is an abomination.

May 18, 2014

A Eulogy for the Creepiest Character on 'Game of Thrones'
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If all the slimy wackos are dying, who will be left for us to hate? 

Francois Ozon's New Movie Makes Prostitution Look Like an Yves Saint Laurent Ad
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Young and Beautiful has more product placement than character.

Disgusting Odors Make People Less Supportive of Gay Marriage
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A study also found that foul smells made people more conservative about premarital sex, pornography, and abortion.

Nine Overwhelming Photos of Giant Supermodels and Tiny Humans
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Meet the overlords of the 21st-century city.

May 17, 2014

Photo: A Fashionable Standoff in Crimea
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We have become familiar with images from Ukraine of women baring their breasts in political protest. Here the opposite tactic seems to have been employed.

Yet Another Writer Has Admitted Faking Her Holocaust Memoir
The long, strange history of made-up Shoah stories
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There's a long, strange history of made up shoah diaries. Why do we repeatedly fall for them?

May 16, 2014

How Gin Made British Colonialism Possible
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Colonies, thank goodness, are mostly out of fashion; gin, thank a higher power still, is not.

Photo: A Drug Bust, Slum Eviction, or Game of Twister Gone Awry?
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An eviction of slum-dwellers in the Philippines turns into a tug of war.

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