The New Republic

Aug 06

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Our gorgeous new Ampersand is meticulously fashioned out of laser-cut wood. See more work from the artist Gabriel Schama here.

Our gorgeous new Ampersand is meticulously fashioned out of laser-cut wood. See more work from the artist Gabriel Schama here.

Aug 01

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Jul 31

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Our nation’s tanning obsession is now killing men far more frequently than women.

Our nation’s tanning obsession is now killing men far more frequently than women.

Jul 30

Can’t visualize the 10 million gallons of water gushing through UCLA? This should help—that’s approximately 3 million toilet flushes.

Can’t visualize the 10 million gallons of water gushing through UCLA? This should help—that’s approximately 3 million toilet flushes.

Social Security Could Decide Who Controls Congress -

Ira Glass is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He’s in Good Company
"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”

Ira Glass is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He’s in Good Company

"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”

Jul 29

The College Ranking Industry Is Conning You

The College Ranking Industry Is Conning You