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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the “deep, long-lasting shame” caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires ...

'These Truths' Looks At America Through The Promises Of Its Beginning

By engaging with our country’s past — and present — in an intellectually honest way, Jill Lepore has created a book that truly does encapsulate ...

How a Huguenot philosopher realised that atheists could be virtuous

For centuries in the West, the idea of a morally good atheist struck people as contradictory. Moral goodness was understood primarily in terms of possessing ...

This adorable sea slug is a sneaky little thief

Nudibranchs, also commonly known as sea slugs, are a group of snail-like sea invertebrates. Despite appearing more or less defenceless, nudibranchs broadcast their whereabouts with ...

Download Classic Japanese Wave and Ripple Designs: A Go-to Guide for Japanese Artists from 1903

Traditional Japanese art may please so many of us, even those of us with little interest in Japan itself, because of the way it inhabits ...

R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics

Sartre’s novel Nausea introduced his philosophical view as a form of illness to a WWII readership. “Nausea is existence revealing itself—and experience is not pleasant to ...

At The 2018 Emmys, 'Game Of Thrones' And 'Mrs. Maisel' Soar While The Hosts Struggle

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cleaned up in the comedy categories and Game of Thrones won the big drama prize for the third time. The ...

Emmys Red Carpet Highlights: A Look At The Fashion

The stars took a walk down the red carpet before the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Here’s a peek at what they wore. (Image credit: ...

The human voice

From to Siri to subways to customer service calls, pre-recorded and robotic voices are becoming an increasingly inescapable part of the human experience. In this ...

All woman: the utopian feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known today for ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (1892), a widely anthologised short story that mixes Gothic conventions with feminist insights, and ...

Umberto Eco Explains Why We Make Lists

Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland We hate lists, which have told us what to do since at least the days ...

A Massive, Knitted Tapestry of the Galaxy: Software Engineer Hacks a Knitting Machine & Creates a Star Map Featuring 88 Constellations

The next time some non-crafty type disparages your hobby as a frumpy pursuit, show them software engineer Sarah Spencer’s “Stargazing.” The 9’x 15’ knitted tapestry ...

There's No Stopping Toronto's 'Uber-Raccoon'

Toronto is known for its raccoons’ aggressive ability to get into garbage cans. The city spent millions trying to fight the gray menace — with ...

She Thought Her Family Was Middle Class, Not Broke In The Richest Country On Earth

In Heartland, author Sarah Smarsh explores what working class looks like in the United States while reflecting upon her own life experiences growing up in ...

'Dear America,' Writes A Pulitzer-Winning Journalist — And Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas’ new book is a memoir about living in the U.S. as an “undocumented citizen” — a secret he himself didn’t discover until ...

Apocalypse? Naw. 'Woman World' Is a Laid-Back Utopia

Aminder Dhaliwal’s popular Instagram comic chronicles life in a world where men have gone extinct. It turns out, without men, life is pretty mellow — ...

San Francisco Removes Statue Of Native Man At Feet Of Colonizers

The statue, called Early Days, showed a Native American gazing up at a vaquero, or Spanish cowboy, and a proselytizing priest. Native groups have long ...

Can't Bear More News? Take A Break With Funny Wildlife Furtography

Take a gander at these photos — they’re pretty amoosing. Yes, it’s time for the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, and this year you can vote ...

Mobilize

In her short film Mobilize, Caroline Monnet – a Canadian filmmaker and artist of French and Algonquin origin – uses archival documentary footage to honour the ...

Let's bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’

As a boy in late-1940s Memphis, my dad got a nickel every Friday evening to come by the home of a Russian Jewish immigrant named ...

Tom Waits Releases a Timely Cover of the Italian Anti-Fascist Anthem “Bella Ciao,” His First New Song in Two Years

“La Complaine du Partisan,” a song about the French Resistance written in 1943 by Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie with music by Anna Marly, was ...

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Played by 28 Trombone Players

28 trombone players got together and played Queen’s beloved 1975 hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” They call it, “Bonehemian Rhapsody.” Enjoy. Contributors in the video above include: ...

11 Effective Amazon Products For Anxiety, According To Reviewers

The hunt for effective ways to deal with anxiety just got easier.

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

Your family’s health history can offer clues into your own well-being.

'Hale County This Morning, This Evening' Is A Fascinating And Frustrating Collage

First-time filmmaker RaMell Ross’ camera captures fleeting moments in the lives of two black young men in rural Alabama, and refuses to supply us with ...

After A Promising Start, 'The Predator' Loses The Scent

Director/co-writer Shane Black’s attempt to infuse snappy dialogue and dark humor into the alien-hunter franchise works until it, suddenly, doesn’t. Blame a mess of a ...

Frames of reference

Directed by the pioneering UK documentarian Richard Leacock, Frames of Reference is a slick and surreal dive into physics fundamentals and, in particular, why everything is ...

The inner voice

From a very early age, children learn to talk to themselves. That voice in your head is the thing that makes you, you By Philip ...

One Second from Each Episode of Twin Peaks: Experience David Lynch’s Groundbreaking TV Drama in Less than a Minute

One second from every episode of Twin Peaks. pic.twitter.com/e5Pc3g5oB4 — Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) September 6, 2018 You’ll see that period, as well as every every ...

Behold Mystical Photographs Taken Inside a Cello, Double Bass & Other Instruments

“If God had designed the orchestra,” remarks a character in Rick Moody’s Hotels of North America, “then the cello was His greatest accomplishment.” I couldn’t agree ...

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