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The End of ‘Genius’

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PUBLISHED: July 19, 2014
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1546 words)

Weird Shit

Weird is a wayward word: though it describes a set of singular effects that link the cultural fringe with peculiar personal experiences, it remains an elusive and marginal term. The similar notion of…
PUBLISHED: July 14, 2014
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1238 words)

Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, And The Rebels Saving Hollywood

"Over a million views?!" Sarah Silverman says incredulously. "There's not one funny joke in that!" The edgy comedian, dressed all in black (black dress, black tights, black combat boots), is on her…
PUBLISHED: March 18, 2013
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6941 words)

Resurrecting the 'yuppie vaccine'

Journal name: Nature Medicine Volume: 20, Pages: 698–701 Year published: (2014) DOI: doi:10.1038/nm0714-698 Published online 07 July 2014
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3983 words)

Zoo Animals and Their Discontents

Dr. Vint Virga likes to arrive at a zoo several hours before it opens, when the sun is still in the trees and the lanes are quiet and the trash cans empty. Many of the animals haven’t yet…
PUBLISHED: July 3, 2014
LENGTH: 26 minutes (6601 words)

Africans in America/Part 4/Frederick Douglass speech

Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too Ñ great enough to give…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2650 words)

What I Learned as a Woman at a Men's Rights Conference

Don Bayley—Getty Images Detroit once epitomized the possibilities of the American Dream: as the hub of the U.S. auto industry, money, power and a sense of virility seemed available to the men…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2677 words)

Without You I’m Nothing

On April 7, 1963, soon after the Beatles released Please Please Me, Cynthia Lennon lay in a public maternity ward at Sefton General Hospital, in Liverpool, England. It had been a lonely pregnancy:…
PUBLISHED: July 1, 2014
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6122 words)

Lionel Messi Is Impossible

In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes. With the game in stoppage time and the score tied at 0-0, Lionel Messi took the ball near…
PUBLISHED: July 1, 2014
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4566 words)