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The Captain Kirk Problem: How Doctor Who Betrayed Matt Smith

The actor playing the 11th Doctor performed more than admirably for four years. But the show's writers let him down.<p>“I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. Tricked my way out of death. And patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.”<p>— James T. Kirk, <i>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan</i><p>…

This Restraining Order Expires On Tuesday

<i>by Natasha Vargas-Cooper</i><p>The first time “Misty” broke into the backyard to pound and scream at the bedroom window, the police handcuffed her and …

The fall of the house of Tsarnaev — The Boston Globe

Tamerlan Tsarnaev first heard the voice when he was a young man.<p>It came to him at unexpected times, an internal rambling that he alone could hear. …

The rhyme of history: Lessons of the Great War

The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War <br>Margaret MacMillan<p>Published 12/14/2013<p>Earlier this year I was on holiday in Corsica and happened to …

Room to Despair

<b>In the U.K., capital’s casualties are losing even the space to go mad</b><p>Halfway down a quiet street in Finsbury Park, London, Andrew Roberts’s house was …

The Floral Is the Political

Shirin Neshat <i>Speechless</i> (1996) via Gladstone Gallery<p><i>I’ve been following Shirin Neshat’s work for a long time. Initially, it wasn’t by choice: her</i> …

One Country Saved Its Jews. Were They Just Better People?

This magnificent book states its central argument in its title. Danish Jews survived Hitler’s rule in World War II, when other European Jews did not, …

Lobotomy For World War II Veterans: Psychiatric Care by U.S. Government - WSJ.com

Why I Wouldn't See 12 Years a Slave With a White Person

"I did not want to have to entertain any of the likely responses from someone who could not see themselves in the skin of the enslaved men and women on the screen."<p>I’m not a racist. But I do have a race problem. I finally owned up to it as I was anticipating seeing <i>12 Years a Slave</i>. In the weeks …

The Paris Review — A “short talk” with revisions alongside Carson’s...

The love of land still burns bright for Native Americans – Peter Whiteley | Aeon Essays

A few years ago, I was invited to attend a traditional Haida memorial ceremony. It was for a prominent community member in Old Masset on Haida Gwaii, …

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.<p>In a 2005 speech to the American Library Association, then-senator Obama described his view of the importance of literacy: “In this new …

Why I Can Never Be a Proper German

Turks make up Germany's largest ethnic minority, and SPIEGEL reporter Özlem Gezer grew up in the port city of Hamburg as a part of this community. …

What We Found at Hart Island, The Largest Mass Grave Site In the U.S.

It’s a place where few living New Yorkers have ever set foot, but nearly a million dead ones reside: Hart Island, the United States’ largest mass …

War

The Falling-Out of Camus and Sartre

Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, two of the most important minds of the 20th century, were closely entwined throughout their careers. On the …

How feminism fell into disrepair among American teenagers – Pamela Erens | Aeon Essays

My teenaged children and I were hanging out in our kitchen, just as we’d done thousands of times before, when one of them said something that made me …

Feminism

Shallow-buried stories of slavery still haunt my home county – Casey Cep | Aeon Essays

I was too young to bartend and too short to pass hors d’oeuvres. Dressed in black slacks and a white oxford shirt, I set tables, cleared trays, and …

Frederick Douglass

How the World Shrugged Off Kristallnacht

In the days surrounding Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis committed the worst pogrom Germany had seen since the Middle Ages. To mark the incident's 75th …

Nazi Science Is Still Haunting Anatomy and Fueling Conservatives’ Worst Anti-Abortion Arguments

In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s …

Watch Joss Whedon Make the Perfect Speech About the Word Feminist

"I hate feminist. Is this a good time to bring that up? Is this the right forum for that?" Joss Whedon said at the beginning of his speech at an …

Feminism

A College Freshman Turned in My Blog Post as His Homework

A student at a major university was asked to write an essay on pop culture and image. What this student did, instead, was copy and paste a blog post …

Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

<i>Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs.</i> …

Male Gamers Only

The ruins of the Tormented Necropolis were charred and smoking. The limp, motionless bodies of the Quicksilver Companions littered the landscape, …

The OkCupid Honesty Project: An Exercise in Truth-Telling

<i>by Piper Elias</i><p>Not too long ago, I created this OkCupid profile for a nude self portrait-themed art exhibition in New York City. The idea was to …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 6 mins ago CBR Exclusives<p>In the 1970s, Marvel's former owner, Martin Goodman, tried to create a new comic book company. A lot of top talent got …

What Happens When a 13-Year-Old 4Chan Cam Girl Grows Up?

4chan, that bizarre cesspit of the Internet that most people know to avoid, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. And with the rise of the website …