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Which Birth Control Kills Your Sex Drive The Least? Here’s The Answer.

Doctors share how some contraception methods can affect your libido and what to do about it.

'The Undefeated' Wins Caldecott Medal, While 'New Kid' Picks Up Newbery

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson’s book won the Caldecott, the top prize for picture books, and Jerry Craft’s novel won the Newbery for kids’ books. ...

'Fresh Air' Remembers 'PBS NewsHour' Host Jim Lehrer

Lehrer, who died Jan. 23, was a nightly figure on PBS news for more than three decades, and moderated presidential debates in every election from ...

Guaxuma

The Brazilian filmmaker Nara Normande grew up on the breezy, sandswept beaches of Guaxuma in northeast Brazil, in something of a hippie commune, co-established by ...

Anti-climax

Coitus reservatus is an ancient technique promising bliss and longevity. Does orgasm data back up these tantric ideas? By Peter von Ziegesar Read at Aeon

Jim Lehrer’s 16 Rules for Practicing Journalism with Integrity

In 1988, stalwart PBS news anchor, writer, and longtime presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer was accused of being too soft on the candidates. He snapped ...

China’s 8,000 Terracotta Warriors: An Animated & Interactive Introduction to a Great Archaeological Discovery

Unless you’re a Chinese history buff, the name of Qin Shi Huang may not immediately ring a bell. But perhaps his accomplishments will sound familiar. “He ...

Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammys In Ceremony Clouded By Controversy And Mourning

In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win Album and Record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording ...

'This Isn't New': Questions For Tochi Onyebuchi, Author Of 'Riot Baby'

Tochi Onyebuchi’s slim, devastating novella follows a young man born amidst the chaos of the 1992 Rodney King riots — and his sister, whose terrifying ...

'Franchise' Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America

History professor Marcia Chatelain’s new book tracks what she calls the hidden history of the relationships between the struggle for civil rights and the expansion ...

Pain Drives The Creation Of A Sanctuary In 'Remembrance'

Rita Woods’ ambitious novel spans 200 years and multiple storylines — it’s a complex story of loss and survival that doesn’t always work. But Woods ...

Monty Python’s Terry Jones (RIP) Was a Comedian, But Also a Medieval Historian: Get to Know His Other Side

Monty Python’s surreal, slapstick parodies of history, religion, medicine, philosophy, and law depended on a competent grasp of these subjects, and most of the troupe’s ...

This Is Your Body On Cheerleading

Experts explain the pros and cons of the sport at the center of the Netflix “Cheer” craze.

Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate proceedings. “I’m looking for color,” he says — such ...

Latinx Critics Speak Out Against 'American Dirt'; Jeanine Cummins Responds

Latinx writers and critics are speaking out against Jeanine Cummins’ new book American Dirt, calling its depiction of the migrant experience inauthentic and harmful. We ...

Collage before Cubism

The term collage – the artistic technique of gluing different elements together – has its origins in the early modernist movement, especially in Cubist works ...

How William James encourages us to believe in the possible

In college, I developed a mysterious illness. I experienced myself as happy, yet in the afternoons I would cry for two hours. Although the obvious ...

How Time-Travel Works in Fiction: A Concise Breakdown of How Time Travel Functions in Popular Movies, Books & TV Shows

As least since H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel The Time Machine, time travel has been a promising storytelling concept. Alas, it has seldom delivered on that promise: ...

The Lost Neighborhood Buried Under New York City’s Central Park

New York City is in a constant state of flux. For every Nets fan cheering their team on in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and every tourist ...

Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. “I said, ‘No, no,’ but ...

A Drug Kingpin Worries Over His Imminent Regicide In 'The Gentlemen'

Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film’s “rigorous and largely circular” plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey’s ...

Home (Dom)

After she was widowed at age 32, Grażyna Sochacka founded the Panakeja Foundation – a social-assistance centre for homeless men on Sobieszewo Island in Gdańsk, ...

Before, now, and next

Pastness, presentness and futurity seem to be real features of the world, but are they? On McTaggart’s philosophy of time By Emily Thomas Read at ...

Optical Poems by Oskar Fischinger, the Avant-Garde Animator Despised by Hitler, Dissed by Disney

At a time when much of animation was consumed with little anthropomorphized animals sporting white gloves, Oskar Fischinger went in a completely different direction. His ...

The Flute of Shame: Discover the Instrument/Device Used to Publicly Humiliate Bad Musicians During the Medieval Period

Since humanity has had music, we’ve also had bad music. And bad music can come from only one source: bad musicians. Despite such personal technologies ...

Everything You Should Know About Coronavirus, Which Just Hit The U.S.

An expert breaks down the symptoms and transmission of the illness that has been circulating around Wuhan, China.

Juice WRLD Cause Of Death Was Accidental Overdose

The rapper’s unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner. (Image credit: Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Remembering 'Monty Python' Star Terry Jones

Jones, who died Jan. 21, co-founded the British comedy troupe in 1969, and went on to direct and co-star in the 1979 Python film Life ...

Could mining gold from waste reduce its great cost?

The myth of King Midas tells one of the world’s first stories about alchemy. The greedy Midas was granted one wish by the Greek god ...

Highbrows and self-helpers

Woolf loathed it but it spurred her on. Hemingway drew ideas of manliness from it. Self-help haunted the modernist imagination By Beth Blum Read at ...

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