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The Lasting Transgender Legacy Of Julia Serano’s "Whipping Girl"

As a book that has become standard reading for trans women goes into a second edition, the author — along with trans women the book has touched — reflect on its incredible impact.<p>In the new preface to the second edition of <i>Whipping Girl</i>, Julia Serano writes poignantly about how little positive …

Gillian Anderson Is Ready to Revisit Dana Scully

Gillian Anderson believes in ghosts. “I haven’t seen ghosts,” she explained in November when we met on a chilly day at a cozy London hotel, “but I’m …

Your Netflix Account Is Cancelling You, Susan

"Toddlers and Tiaras"? Again? Have some respect for yourself. This isn't you. I _know _you. You used to eat up every independent drama and Cannes-nominated short film my algorithm could push to the front of your queue. I was a perfect thirty-eight-for-thirty-eight when it came to suggesting titles …

Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman

Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?<p>Dr David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his …

Psychology

Americans, Critical Thinking, and Ignorance

In 2014 a blog post I wrote came out in the Huffington Post discussing the idea that America's cult of ignorance will inevitably make it difficult for the U.S. to compete with Asian societies that value intelligence and education. Over the past few days, I've found myself thinking again about that …

Watch Kanye West perform Gold Digger on American Idol

Star rapper auditions for J-Lo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr to promote new series of talent show … and gets their thumbs-up<p>If recent televised history is anything to go by, there is nothing more exposing and degrading than a talent show audition. Vocals are stripped bare of instrumentation, …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

Literature

The Limits of Liberal Niceness in Aziz Ansari’s Master of None

Like many good people, Ansari just wants everyone to get along, be nice to each other, and make better choices. But without anything to rely on but …

Camille Paglia slams Taylor Swift’s #GirlSquad: “Retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine” | Salon.com

These Scientists Just Sent Smells Via Smartphone

We all agree that the main thing missing from your smartphone experience is the ability to send smells.<p>Right?<p>Well, anyway, a startup called oPhone …

New York City

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

This is the most sampled song ever

From Herbie Hancock to Justin Bieber<p>Samples and remixes have become a staple of pop music today, with artists blending new and old in seemingly endless combinations. According to the BBC, though, one song has proven particularly popular among DJs and musicians: "Change the Beat," by Fab 5 …

Portraits of Chiraq, Documentary, and Narrative in Chicago

What we talk about when we talk about Chiraq.<p>The rise of Chief Keef and his peers in and around one of Chicago's rap scenes commonly known as drill has brought a new wave of media attention to the city's severe problem with urban violence. Drill music is only one of the microgenres of rap music …

Inside Kourtney Kardashian's House

She's been sharing a few shots from her InStyle shoot and her house is more gorgeous than we'd imagined.

Kanye West's lawyers attempt to block Coinye currency

Kanye West has made attempts to shut down the virtual currency that uses his name. The anonymous programmers behind the Bitcoin alternative Coinye West have reportedly received lawyers' letters accusing them of infringing on the rapper's trademark.<p>Billed as a "PROPER and FAIR ... [currency] for the …

Sherlock Spoils Everything

Jonathan Franzen, Come Join Us!

Jonathan Franzen has a real gift for getting people into a tizzy. This time, the fracas was occasioned by a September 13th essay he wrote for the <i>Guardian</i> (“What’s Wrong With the Modern World”) excoriating our “media-saturated, technology-crazed, apocalypse-haunted historical moment” and lauding the …

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28 Places Where You'd Rather Be Working Right Now

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The Good Listener: How Do You Break Into Music Journalism?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the heavily taped packages that can't be opened without the aid of a utility knife and a blowtorch is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This week: an array of tips for anyone hoping to launch and sustain a career in music …

9 Mistakes You're Making With Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are one of those dishes that everyone can make, but only few do it right. You may have been making scrambled eggs for years -- and enjoyed them -- but chances are, your scrambled eggs aren't anywhere as good as they can be. When scrambled eggs are made right, they're light and creamy …

Love, Actually

On a recent Sunday, on the train back from one of New York’s teeming beach towns, I overheard a young woman talking about the weekend’s romantic failure. She’d met a man a few weeks earlier who had courted her ardently (flowers sent, a long dinner during which he revealed much about his past, …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals His 10 Favorite Books

He's also an adventurer who's done everything from mastering martial arts in Hong Kong to eating fermented shark in Iceland.<p>But where does he find inspiration?<p>We asked Bourdain, who currently hosts travel show "Parts Unknown" on CNN, to share some of his favorite books with us.<p>He kindly obliged, …

Literature

James Murphy On His New (McIntosh) Sound System, Producing Arcade Fire, a Music Industry 'That Makes Zero Sense'

James Murphy finally has his own very own (LCD) sound system. The DFA Records co-founder has teamed up with home entertainment company McIntosh …

#LikeMyPost: The Addiction to Internet Popularity

Social media has hijacked our family vacations for the last few years. This reached a pinnacle of irritation for me on our family holiday last week. During the six days of sand and sun, the primary focus of our two daughters was an intense effort to build their "brand." You may be wondering what …