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Vegetarian Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Savory and aromatic, this vegetarian and vegan pumpkin and sage pasta sauce recipe is naturally lower in fat than other pumpkin pasta sauce recipes, …

How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail

Have you ever noticed that when you present people with facts that are contrary to their deepest held beliefs they always change their minds? Me …

Critical Thinking

Make government great again: Overcoming anti-government bias is central to long-term progressive victory

<b>(Getty/DougSchneiderPhoto/Salon)</b><p>Republicans have nurtured an intense distrust of government, but most people are willing to pay for decent services<p>Sean McElwee<p>January 29, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>Progressive policymakers are often engaged in thinking about the big picture: optimal policy designs, revenue …

Middle-class

How Norwegians and Americans See Inequality Differently

According to a recent study, the former are much less comfortable with the idea of luck determining well-being.<p>Norway, like many European states, has public offerings many Americans would consider political fantasy. There is lengthy paid maternity leave, free university education, and long-term …

Income Inequality

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

War

At Law School, Is Insensitivity Grounds for an Objection?

Future attorneys have an obligation to face violence and sexual assault in a different way than most.<p>Attorneys belong to a profession that requires many to look squarely at the world's horrors. They prosecute serial killers. They defend accused rapists and child molesters. A lawyer leading a …

Best moments of the Oscar front-runners: Facing the challenge of “12 Years a Slave”

<b>Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender in "12 Years a Slave." (Fox Searchlight Pictures)</b><p>Why Steve McQueen’s confrontational film stands on the brink of history. Plus: What will win, and what should<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>March 1, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>If “12 Years a Slave” wins the best-picture award at Sunday …

The psychology of hate: How we deny human beings their humanity

<b>Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)</b><p>From slavery to genocide, society has shown a terrifying ability to disregard the personhood of others. Here’s why<p>Nicholas Epley<p>March 2, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, …

Is the literary world elitist?

<b>Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society"</b><p>What readers who take offense at unfamiliar words and challenging books are telling us about our culture<p>Laura Miller<p>February 7, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>"The machine of consumerism is designed to encourage us all to believe that our preferences are significant and …

The history white people need to learn

<b>Picketers outside Rich's department store protesting against segregated eating facilities at one of its lunch counters in Atlanta, Ga., on Oct. 19, 1960. (AP)</b><p>Anyone who wants “white history month” should learn instead about how whiteness has been used to discriminate<p>Mary-Alice Daniel<p>February 7, …

Tom Eckersley's greatest posters – in pictures

Turning a public information poster into a work of art is no mean feat, but with his bold colours, clean lines and clever layouts, Tom Eckersley confirmed himself as a godfather of modern graphic design. To mark the centenary of his birth, 40 of his posters from the 1940s to the 1980s will be …

Berlin 1914: A city of ambition and self-doubt

<b>One hundred years ago, Germany was an industrial powerhouse and its capital Berlin had hopes of becoming a great world city. Instead, decades of catastrophe followed.</b><p>Let me state the obvious: Berlin today is utterly unlike Berlin on the eve of war a century ago. How could it not be? The disasters …

Self-confidence

Top nine things you need to know about 'listicles'

<b>1</b> On the internet, more and more articles are written as lists. They are known as listicles. You've seen the kind of thing. Thirteen Surprising Bathroom Habits Of Tech Innovators. Twenty-three Ways You Should Definitely Not Attempt To Dance. Eleven Tips For A Hot Funeral Selfie. There are even …

Sound, fury, cliché! Lazy pundits “double down” on “game-changing” “narratives”

<b>(Comedy Central)</b><p>Jon Stewart was right: From Fox News to NPR, pundits hurt the political debate by speaking in the same lazy clichés<p>Thomas Frank<p>November 3, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>It was February of this year. The radio was tuned to NPR, the subject was austerity, and the great observers of our political …

When we deny our own vulnerability, we cope by being cruel to others

When someone says "I take no pleasure in this" while, at the same time, being incredibly cruel, it is a sure sign that they actually do take pleasure in it. Yet sadism is a puzzle to most of us. Why do people take pleasure in being cruel? Or rather – and this is a much better question – what sort …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Karen O Also Has a Song in Spike Jonze's Film Her

It was recently confirmed that Spike Jonze's new film <i>Her</i> would feature new music from Arcade Fire, but they're not the only former Jonze collaborators to contribute to the film's soundtrack. As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared on Facebook, the film's trailer features a brand new song by Karen O. It's …

Eleanor Friedberger performs "Echo or Encore"

Watch the National Perform "This Is the Last Time" and "Graceless" on "Kimmel"

Last night, the National stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". They performed <i>Trouble Will Find Me</i> tracks "This Is the Last Time" and "Graceless". Watch below and read our recent feature on the band here.<p>"This Is the Last Time":<p>"Graceless":<p>Watch the National on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

<i>“When we hook up with another, in sex or love (or, more rarely, both) we prove that our isolation is not permanent,”</i> Dorion Sagan — son of Carl — wrote in his fascinating history of sex. And yet that very quest to end our isolation has been subject to centuries of stigma and incessant friction with …

In 1968, San Francisco's BART Was Billed as a 'Dream for Tomorrow'

How Sprawl Makes Fighting Childhood Obesity So Much Harder

Timelessly fantastic: Kierkegaard on the relationship between anxiety and creativity http://j.mp/19PqJFX

Bible outpaces Fifty Shades of Grey to become surprise hit in Norway

It may sound like an unlikely number one best-seller for any country, but even more so in secular Norway.<p>Yet the Bible, printed in a new Norwegian language version, has outpaced Fifty Shades of Grey to become Norway’s most popular book, catching the entire country by surprise.<p>The sudden burst of …

If you read one thing today, make it Calvino's brilliantly timely 1975 letter on abortion and the meaning of life http://j.mp/11cbttm

Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book

<i>“The mind, the brain, the top of the tingling spine, is, or should be, the only instrument used upon a book,”</i> Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his treatise on what makes a good reader. <i>“Part of a reader’s job is to find out why certain writers endure,”</i> advised Francine Prose in her guide to reading like a …

Beautiful Vintage Camera Adverts

Because today’s high-tech and fast-paced world has made it easier to find and learn about cameras, we don’t usually find elaborate printed camera ads …

Blast From the Past: High Quality Color Footage of New York City in the 1930s

Color film first burst onto the scene in 1935 when Kodak introduced the world to Kodachrome, and the first of this film that was available to the …