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How Corporate America Invented Christian America

Inside one reverend’s big business-backed 1940s crusade to make the country conservative again.<p>In December 1940, as America was emerging from the Great Depression, more than 5,000 industrialists from across the nation made their yearly pilgrimage to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, …

The Imaginative Reality of Ursula K. Le Guin

ExcerptUrsula K. Le Guin left behind a legacy unparalleled in American letters when she passed away this January at the age of eighty-eight. Named a …

Against popular culture

For Adorno, popular culture is not just bad art – it enslaves us to repetition and robs us of our aesthetic freedom<i>By Owen Hulatt</i>Read at Aeon

Here’s How To Get Away With Long-ish Hair In The Office

Long hair, don’t care? While longer hairstyles are generally acceptable nowadays, at the workplace, it’s still the exception rather than the rule. …

What the Rich Won’t Tell You

Over lunch in a downtown restaurant, Beatrice, a New Yorker in her late 30s, told me about two decisions she and her husband were considering. They were thinking about where to buy a second home and whether their young children should go to private school. Then she made a confession: She took the …

Income Inequality

Neo-Nazis in Your Streets? Send in the (Coup Clutz) Clowns

In Olympia, Wash., in 2005, a march of about a dozen brown-shirted neo-Nazis was met by protesting clowns, goose-stepping, Nazi-style. Hundreds of counterprotesters turned the occasion into a celebration of diversity and unity.<p>Two years later in Knoxville, Tenn., residents countered a white …

You Can't Say That!

It was in the mid-1980s that I first heard the term “politically correct,” from an older housemate in Berkeley. She had a couple glasses of wine in …

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …

Humanism

Solange Closes Out Pitchfork Festival With A Dazzling, Moving Vision Of A Set

Only once during Solange’s headlining set at the Pitchfork Music Festival last night did someone other than Solange speak into a microphone. This was …

Is linguistics a science?

Much of linguistic theory is so abstract and dependent on theoretical apparatus that it might be impossible to explain<i>By Arika Okrent</i>Read at Aeon

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Globalization

The Lawyer, the Addict

In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and threatening one minute, remorseful and generous the next. His voice mail messages and texts had become meandering soliloquies that didn’t make …

Drug Addiction

The Easy Haircut Every Style Rebel Is Rocking Right Now

Bleach-and-buzz is the favored 'do for a trio of DGAF style masters this Spring<p>Like so many things, it started with Kanye.<p>Late last year the then-Trump supporting 39-year-old father of two debuted a new, closely-cropped blonde 'do, to much acclaim and controversy. Just a few weeks later, Bieber …

9 essential pieces of pop culture to catch up on this weekend

From Chance the Rapper’s awesome Stevie Wonder cover to an in-depth look back at A League of Their Own.<p>The ever-growing glut of TV, movies, books, music, comics, and podcasts can be a lot to keep up with. So we here at Vox Culture — where our current obsessions include a new indie movie about a …

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell. By Stephen Buranyi<p>In 2011, Claudio Aspesi, a senior investment analyst at Bernstein Research in London, made a bet that the dominant firm in one of …

Profit

Too young for festivals: how Generation Z is ruining the festival season for millennials

Teens and preteens are about to ruin summer... again. For one card-carrying millennial fogey, these tyrannical children are turning festival season …

How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

They were an odd pair. Albert Camus was French Algerian, a pied-noir born into poverty who effortlessly charmed with his Bogart-esque features. …

We need academic jargon more than ever under Trump.

You don’t need to be a Lyotard scholar to recognize the <i>différend</i> in the current American political and social climate. Yes, that particular word and …

Mental Disorders

Voices of America

Twenty-nine-year-old Payne Lindsey is a filmmaker from the middle of nowhere, Georgia. Like millions of Americans, he became obsessed with the …

Journalism

Is Our Common Humanity a Discovery or an Invention?

Siep Stuurman, a Dutch intellectual historian, won’t be familiar to most American readers. Before <i>The Invention of Humanity</i>, his only book published …

Anthropology

The Intersectionality Wars

The term has gone viral. But what does it mean?

Viral

When Neurology Becomes Theology - Issue 49: The Absurd

Early in my neurology residency, a 50-year-old woman insisted on being hospitalized for protection from the FBI spying on her via the TV set in her …

Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance

Democracy can’t function if we don’t inhabit a common space where we can listen to one another.

Crushing on Crushers

<i>From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship</i>, by Paul Hollander (Cambridge University Press, 338 pp., …