Colin Manning

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'Least Desirable'? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

<i>I don't date Asians — sorry, not sorry.</i><p><i>You're cute ... for an Asian.</i><p><i>I usually like "bears," but no "panda bears."</i><p>These were the types of messages Jason, a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident, remembers receiving on different dating apps and websites when he logged on in his search for love seven years …

Relationships

Cartoonist Reza Farazmand Walks Us Through Some Of His 'Comics For A Strange World'

A swaggering vampire, a ghost detective with an existential crisis, and various members from a particularly deadpan subset of the animal kingdom share snapshots of their lives in cartoonist Reza Farazmand's latest collection, <i>Comics for a Strange World</i>.<p>"I'm sure there's a proportional response of …

When Does a Watershed Become a Sex Panic?

Idols are falling so fast that it’s hard to keep track. The <i>Times</i> has produced a growing tally of twenty-three men who have lost jobs, deals, film roles, and more in the last five weeks as a result of sexual-assault or harassment accusations. Most of these men worked in the entertainment industry or …

How Libertarian Democracy Skepticism Infected the American Right

In her book <i>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,</i> which has been shortlisted for the National Book …

Barely an Argument: A Review of “The Art of the Argument: Western Civilization’s Last Stand” by Stefan Molyneux

This is a guest post by <b>Joshua Stein</b>, a doctoral student at the University of Calgary and @thephilosotroll on Twitter.There is a great deal to say …

The untestable marketplace of ideas

This post will summarize my essay, “The Empirical First Amendment,” forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal as part of a symposium on “the Expanding First Amendment.” The essay argues that the First Amendment’s protections are surprisingly shallow when it comes to scientific discovery.<p>I say …

10 Underrated Science Fiction Books To Read When You Want Something Off-The-Beaten Path

It's hard to claim that science fiction is an "underrated" genre. Our big budget movies are full of space expeditions and alien invasions, our TV …

Science Fiction

What Is “Neo” About Neoliberalism?

In the buildup to the 2015 General Election, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), reiterated his support for an …

8 Books That Blend Science and Magic, Minus the Fantasy Tropes

Martha Wells was already an award-nominated fantasy writer when she found herself unable to sell her latest book—because publishers didn’t know how …

Books

A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Set In Sudan Is Reportedly Coming To HBO

Nnedi Okorafor says her novel has been optioned, and George R.R. Martin is attached as an executive producer.<p>From “Lord of the Rings” to “Game of Thrones,” blockbuster fantasy franchises have long been disproportionately white. Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor is just one of the writers of color …

Randall Collins, On the Acrimoniousness of Intellectual Disputes

<i>Common Knowledge</i> 8 (1):47-70 (2002)<p>Abstract<p>This article has no associated abstract. (fix it)<p>Keywords<p>No keywords specified (fix …

Philosophy of Science

Western Values Can Be Universally True Without Being Universally Appealling

In response to A Sudanese “Lost Boy” Raps About His Homeland<p>My good friend Jay takes issue with aspects of my post rejecting establishment …

“A Ghost Story” and “Okja”

A touching twist on the haunted-house genre, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and Bong Joon-ho’s fantasy about a genetically modified superpig.<p>In his short novel “Pnin,” published in 1957, Vladimir Nabokov wrote:<p>Pnin slowly walked under the solemn pines. The sky was dying. He did not believe …

Federalism Is Dead, Long Live Federalism

A Yale law professor argues that America has moved past the relationship among states that the Framers envisioned––but that a new federalism is serving the country well in its stead.<p>For Yale law professor Heather K. Gerken, the question of how Americans can coexist in relative peace and prosperity, …

Political Science

The Blathering Superego at the End of History

LIBERALISM IS NOT working. Something deep within the mechanism has cracked. All our wonk managers, our expert stewards of the world, have lost their …

The Pelosi problem

Democrats' embarrassing special-election loss in Georgia, after the vocal left fanned unrealistic expectations, provokes a wave of bitter post-gaming …

Republicans

A Democratic Blind Spot on Culture

How much do Democrats really want to defeat Donald Trump?<p>It shouldn’t be a question, given the amount of outrage and agitation on the left over Trump, but it’s worth asking in the wake of the latest Democratic failure to notch an electoral victory for the resistance, this time in the Georgia …

Bill Clinton

Spider-Men dancing to “Take On Me” is weird and delightful

As an homage to Marlon Webb’s viral jogging challenge, the YouTube channel Vegan Spider-Man filmed a Spidey version at last year’s Stan Lee’s Los …

Batman asks Catwoman to marry him in new comic

<b>Spoiler alert: The following story contains significant details from the comic book Batman No. 24 (out Wednesday).</b><p>Save the date: Batman is popping the question — in maybe the most Batman way ever.<p>In DC Comics’ <i>Batman</i> issue 24, an unmasked Dark Knight gets down on one knee, diamond in hand, during a …

Rebecca Tuvel, Amy Cuddy, and “bullying” in academia.

Rebecca Tuvel started off her most recent academic paper in philosophy as many of her colleagues do, with an armchair observation that prompts a …

10+ Hilarious Comics For Socially Awkward People

Spending time with other people can be really entertaining but from time to time we are doomed for some degree of social awkwardness. No comics …

Biographies

Artist Illustrates Everyday Life With His Wife In 10+ Comics

Yehuda Adi Devir is a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator, comic artist and character designer who creates adorable comics about his daily domestic adventures …

Comics

Watch the trailer for Finnish superhero movie Rendel

A trailer has arrived online for the first ever Finnish feature-length superhero film <b>Rendel</b>. Based on the comic book character by director Jesse …

Comic Books

So why did Marvel pull the plug on Black Panther & The Crew after just two issues?

Marvel cancels <i>Black Panther & The Crew</i> after just two issues, but could they have done a better job positioning and promoting it?

38 Cartoons From The ‘90s We Don’t Talk About Enough

SooOOooOOo many animated adaptations.

Here’s why Trump’s authority to fire Comey ensures your liberty

On Tuesday, James Comey, the former director of the F.B.I. was fired by President Donald Trump. Like much that Trump does, it was met with cries of …

“A Shared Universe, with the Camera Slowly Panning Outwards”: An Interview with Eric Kostiuk Williams

Eric Kostiuk Williams is a 26-year-old Canadian artist, originally hailing from Ottawa, who now calls Toronto home. He has received acclaim for the …

Mum's Comics Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like to Have Teenagers

Raising a tween or teen is a struggle in two ways: firstly, they have the capacity to make parenting a nightmare (only second to toddlers), and …