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Family Structure: The Growing Importance of Class

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan released a controversial report written for his then boss, President Lyndon Johnson. Entitled “The Negro Family: The …

Will we ever have love affairs with video game characters?

In the Oscar-nominated movie Her a man falls in love with an operating system. Could we see similar romances in games?<p>In Spike Jonze’s new movie Her, Joaquin Phoenix is an introverted writer on the verge of divorce who falls in love with his computer’s intelligent operating system. Exactly how …

Young The Giant: Mind Over Matter

It's been four years since these summery, bummery Californians dropped the power-pop bomb "My Body," earning fans from MTV to Morrissey. Their second …

Bear Hands: Distraction

If MGMT hadn't got so trippy, if Vampire Weekend didn't know Soweto from Secaucus – they'd probably both still be better, or at least bigger, than …

Reparations flow the wrong way: What the right doesn’t understand about slavery

Hundreds of years of slave labor shaped western society, and it’s still claiming new victims<p>Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to Satan. Bodies …

Powerful Female Venture Capitalists Aim to Broaden Silicon Valley’s View

Two of the most prominent venture capitalists in the United States have launched a new investment firm that’s generating buzz in Silicon Valley and …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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The Foodist's 10 Favorite Oyster Bars Across America

Andrew Knowlton names his 10 favorite oyster bars, from Maine to Louisiana to the West Coast<p>Oysters are having a moment, and no wonder. They're delicious, unpretentious, and, with their seemingly magical ability to filter the waters they grow in, sustainable, too. When I see oysters on a menu, I …

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The Spring 2014 Hair Trend Report

The season's most relevant hair trendsedited for us all.<p>Feathered headdresses. Spray-painted ponytails. Gold-flecked updos. If you're the type that yearns for the artistic and the bold this season delivered. But if you look to the runway for real life inspiration, there were plenty of chic ideas …

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

After 2.5m downloads of its first PirateBrowser, filesharing site still attacking 'domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking'<p>The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working …

Prodigal Son As Great Society

David Zahl and Will McDavid of the Mockingbird site critique my remarks on David Brooks’s Prodigal Son column. (My remarks are here; David Brooks’s …

In The Future You Could Be Picnicking In A Giant Bubble Park

Today in the world of very real design propositions that sound like they came from an animated fantasy film, we bring you "Bubbles." The ambitious project aims to create an urban botanical garden, also known as a park, inside -- you guessed it-- a bubble.<p>Orproject proposed the design as a response …

Beethoven's Punk-Rock 8th Symphony

200 years old today, it remains a gonzo, satirical, life-affirming masterpiece that never quite got its due.<p>Ludwig van Beethoven may have been the most serious guy in all of classical music.<p>The popular image of him is one of heroism, severity, and backs aching for the lash as musical commandments …

This Is What Parks Could Look Like in 2034

City planners from Seattle to Seoul are dreaming up some remarkable designs for future parks. It seems after years of neglect, we are finally recognizing how critical green spaces are to the economic, environmental and social lifeblood of cities.<p>In New York City alone, the Bloomberg administration …

Why (Some) Downtowns Are Back

Not so long ago, most urbanists were predicting the demise of downtowns. The data, after all, pointed unambiguously to declining central-city …