culture

 
 

Soldier Excited To Take Over Father’s Old Afghanistan Patrol Route

favicon theonion.com
3 mentions7 hours ago
FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Saying he “never could have imagined” he would have the opportunity to follow directly in his father’s footsteps, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Tyler Corcoran was reportedly excited Tuesday to ...

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

favicon nytimes.com
4 mentions8 hours ago
Still, the back-and-forth has been dramatic. In a series of tweets this month, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. McConnell publicly, then berated him in a phone call that quickly devolved into ...

Is Time a Problem for Game of Thrones?

favicon Vulture
2 mentions15 hours ago
Does it matter that the Game of Thrones timeline makes absolutely no sense? We’re long past the point of arguing that time within the world of the show actually works,

67 Movies to See This Fall

favicon Vulture
2 mentions6 hours ago
It This adaptation of the Stephen King classic covers only the first half of the novel, which follows a group of nerdy middle-schoolers battling a child-eating demon that lives in ...

Louise Linton’s Couture Draws Ire on Instagram, and She Lashes Back

favicon mobile.nytimes.com
5 mentions14 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The wife of the Treasury secretary on Monday night took a page from President Trump’s social media playbook for punching down. Louise Linton, the labels-loving wife of Steven ...

Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?

favicon Daily Intelligencer
4 mentions18 hours ago
This story is a collaboration between New York and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the ...

Ryan Murphy on Hollywood’s ‘Abject Lie’ About Female Directors

favicon Vulture
2 mentions12 hours ago
It seems that for every victory in the fight for gender equity in Hollywood (Patty Jenkins’s just-inked, history-making deal to direct the follow-up to Wonder Woman) there is a head-scratching ...

Trump and McConnell Locked in a Cold War, Threatening the G.O.P. Agenda

favicon nytimes.com
4 mentions10 hours ago
Still, the back-and-forth has been dramatic. In a series of tweets this month, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. McConnell publicly, then berated him in a phone call that quickly devolved into ...

In Praise of Logan Lucky’s Very Good, Very Specific Game of Thrones Joke

favicon Vulture
2 mentions20 hours ago
It’s a testament to the groundedness of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky that the film’s Game of Thrones joke is really more of a joke about A Song of Ice and ...

How I Get It Done: Martha Stewart

favicon The Cut
2 mentions11 hours ago
Martha Stewart is a businesswoman, the author of over 100 books, the co-star of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and much, much more. Before she’s even checked her emails ...

James Murphy on LCD Soundsystem’s Return

favicon Vulture
2 mentions13 hours ago
When LCD Soundsystem called it quits in 2011 after three masterful studio albums and a joyful, teary, and allegedly final concert at Madison Square Garden, it seemed as if the ...

The Secret Life of a Book Manuscript

favicon The Atlantic
4 mentions10 hours ago
I had written five books for Scott Moyers, following him as he moved from editing jobs at Scribner’s to Random House and then to Penguin Press. We worked well together,

48 New Albums to Listen to This Fall

favicon Vulture
2 mentions18 hours ago
Macklemore, TBA The woke rapper has scored previous success with producer Ryan Lewis, who’s sitting this round out. On his own, Macklemore’s empowerment gospel continues on “Glorious,” as does his ...

After 62 Years and Many Battles, Village Voice to End Print Publication

favicon nytimes.com
2 mentions6 hours ago
Writers feuded with each other in the paper’s letters column and in the offices. Readers were as opinionated as the writers. Marginal tastes in the arts or ideology flourished, often ...

A Timeline of The Dark Tower’s Long Journey to the Screen

favicon Vulture
2 mentions1 hour ago
There are some tales that grow in the telling. And then there are other tales that start out incredibly big, only to shrink down to a more manageable size once ...

700 Years Of Art Inspired By Eclipses

favicon Co.Design
3 mentions19 hours ago
Today’s long-awaited full solar eclipse will give many Americans the first chance see the phenomenon in their lifetimes. But artists have captured eclipses from their own perspectives through the centuries.

Exclusive: Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

favicon USA TODAY
7 mentions2 days ago
WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer afford to pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the ...

The Trump Presidency Was Made Possible by the Mainstream Media

favicon Verrit
4 mentions8 hours ago
A study from Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center provides overwhelming evidence that the mainstream media were instrumental in electing Donald Trump. The key takeaway: “Donald Trump succeeded in shaping the election ...

R. Kelly Paid An Underage Woman Not To Speak. Now She’s Telling Her Story

favicon BuzzFeed
4 mentions20 hours ago
In 2008, Jerhonda Johnson was a 15-year-old sophomore from Chicago’s south suburbs who cut high school every day to attend R. Kelly’s trial on 14 counts of making child pornography.

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car

favicon nytimes.com
2 mentions32 minutes ago
Apple’s testing vehicles will carry employees between its various Silicon Valley offices. The new effort is called PAIL, short for Palo Alto to Infinite Loop, the address of the company’s ...

The ‘Blacks for Trump’ Guy Is a Former Cult Member Who Thinks Obama Is the Devil

favicon Daily Intelligencer
3 mentions3 hours ago
It didn’t take an eagle eye to notice the “Blacks for Trump” signs just over Donald Trump’s left shoulder at his Tuesday rally in Sanford, Florida. The middle-aged white woman ...

Is It Time for a Woman to Run the Metropolitan Museum? Here Are 11 Candidates

favicon artnet News
2 mentions20 hours ago
If you’ve checked your museum job listings lately, you know that there’s an opening at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—and it’s right at the top of the org chart.

How Can Alt-Right Women Exist in a Misogynistic Movement?

favicon Longreads
3 mentions15 hours ago
Days before the events in Charlottesville, Harper’s published the cover story from their September issue about the prominent women of the alt-right: Women who want to bring others into a ...

Stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio

favicon American Civil Liberties Union
3 mentions9 hours ago
Joe Arpaio is a criminal. A few weeks ago, he was found guilty by a federal court for repeatedly violating a court order to stop illegally detaining Latinos. Yet President ...

The 29 Greatest Car Movies Ever

favicon Vulture
2 mentions1 day ago
With the release of Furious 7 this week and the impending release of Mad Max: Fury Road next month, car movies have suddenly taken center stage. Of course, a “car ...

Who Owns the Internet?

favicon The New Yorker
3 mentions19 hours ago
On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the Presidential election were trickling in, and the ...

A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof

favicon GQ
5 mentions1 day ago
Crime“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and ...

Taibbi: Why Trump Can't Quit the Alt-Right

favicon Rolling Stone
2 mentions10 hours ago
Well, it's over now – right? He may have three and a half years left in office, but Donald Trump is finished. The Charlottesville tragedy was the final stake through ...

Timeline: The rise and fall of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

favicon latimes.com
2 mentions8 hours ago
On Monday, one of the nation’s most famous lawmen, former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, became a criminal. The 85-year-old was found guilty of criminal contempt of court for ...

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

favicon The New Yorker
3 mentions3 hours ago
One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency. Icahn is one of the richest men on Wall Street, and ...

Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

favicon The Cut
6 mentions2 days ago
In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull up a chair and sit ...

Ain’t It Always Stephen Stills

favicon The New York Review of Books
4 mentions20 hours ago
by David Roberts Red Planet, 326 pp., $26.95 Several years ago an academic colleague and I embarked on what we called a “Stills-off”: we would listen to our record collections ...

21 Words for 'Fool' And Their Oafish Origins

favicon mentalfloss.com
2 mentions56 minutes ago
arrow Words English has a colorful vocabulary for, well, oafs, dolts, bumpkins, schnooks, and goofs, and their origins, whether confirmed or conjectured, are just as colorful. So, let’s partake of ...

Louise Linton’s Couture Draws Ire on Instagram, and She Lashes Back

favicon nytimes.com
2 mentions22 hours ago
Ms. Miller, 45, wrote under the photograph, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.” Instead of ignoring Ms. Miller, Ms. Linton — whose account had been public — ...

Analysis

favicon Washington Post
3 mentions3 hours ago
We have been tracking President Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now ...

Bobbie Gentry: Inside the Secret Life of 'Ode to Billie Joe' Singer

favicon Rolling Stone
2 mentions1 day ago
In July of 1967, Capitol Records released "Ode to Billie Joe," a spooky wisp of a song by an unknown artist named Bobbie Gentry. Industry wisdom said "Ode" was too ...

'We're going to burn you out': Univision anchor has chilling moment with Klansman

favicon CNNMoney
2 mentions1 hour ago
On Sunday, the Spanish language broadcaster aired a tense and startling encounter with a Ku Klux Klan leader named Chris Barker. Appearing at his home in North Carolina, Barker threatened ...

Brit Bennett on the Book That Changed Her

favicon The Cut
2 mentions14 hours ago
The Color Purple is a book that always amazes me with its ability to represent trauma in a way that doesn’t feel sensationalized. It’s about this character, Celie, who has ...

NASA @NASA

favicon Periscope
4 mentions2 days ago
Connecting… #SolarEclipse2017 across America from @NASA!NASA@NASA

Medium will now pay writers based on how many claps they get

favicon The Verge
2 mentions18 hours ago
Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles. And to determine how they get paid, the blogging platform has selected a fairly unorthodox method: claps, which ...

The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film

favicon Deadline
2 mentions7 hours ago
Film REX/Shutterstock EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker.

Trump order could give immigration agents a foothold in US schools

favicon the Guardian
2 mentions12 hours ago
One student exchanged hand gestures with a classmate in the school hallway. Another drew graffiti in his notebook. A third wore a Chicago Bulls T-shirt. School authorities on Long Island,

The Duffer Brothers’ Upside-Down Journey to Stranger Things

favicon Vulture
2 mentions16 hours ago
Let me tell you the story of a pair of twin brothers who, not long out of college, wrote a screenplay for a horror film that prompted such a bidding ...

An Exclusive First Look at Balmain x L'Oréal’s New Lipstick Collection

favicon Vogue
2 mentions2 hours ago
What is the fastest way to get conscripted into the #BalmainArmy? A swipe of lipstick in bright violet, gold-flecked peach, or poison-apple red. Next month, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing—the ...

Donald Trump's Phoenix speech, fact-checked

favicon PolitiFact
2 mentions7 hours ago
By Aaron Sharockman, Miriam Valverde on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a campaign rally in ...

"End of an Era": Village Voice Will No Longer Be in Print

favicon The Hollywood Reporter
2 mentions18 hours ago
Peter Barbey, who purchased The Village Voice in 2015, has decided to no longer produce a print edition of the alt-weekly. The publication, which was once considered an important voice ...

The blue dogs of Mumbai: industrial waste blamed for colourful canines

favicon the Guardian
3 mentions10 hours ago
Authorities in Mumbai have shut down a manufacturing company after it was accused of dumping untreated industrial waste and dyes into a local river that resulted in 11 dogs turning ...

Jerry Falwell: President Trump “doesn’t say what’s politically correct, he says what’s in his heart”

favicon Salon
2 mentions2 days ago
President Donald Trump’s sole surrogate on the Sunday shows this morning provided a damning quote about the commander-in-chief’s racial beliefs. Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a ...

What you need to know about California's housing crisis

favicon CALmatters
3 mentions17 hours ago
By Ben Christopher and Matt Levin | August 21, 2017 Half the state’s households struggle to afford the roof over their heads. Homeownership—once a staple of the California dream—is at ...

It Took a Village

favicon The New Yorker
2 mentions16 hours ago
The first person known to have said, “The Village isn’t what it used to be” was the writer Floyd Dell. That was in 1916. Dell was from Illinois, and he ...
 

next page