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Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Hell No, Elmo!

Are intergenerational relationships inherently problematic?

My Kingdom for a Fox!

Shakespearean tragedy unfolded in the conservative media nerve center as Obama's victory was announced, while a wealth of exhausted pundits dominated the rest of cable news.

The Future of Star Wars

Hey, lightsabers!

I've Got a Bad Feeling about This

For our reviewer, a depersonalized Star Wars is no Star Wars at all.

Nate Silver, Artist of Uncertainty

In the campaign’s last days, a leading political scientist says all hail to the polling guru’s sobering new book about predicting outcomes.

It’s Just Unbelievable to Be Freed

Why some of us may never get over how far lesbians and gay man have come from the old homo version of Jim Crow.

And Best Supporting Zinger Goes To...

There's post-presidential debate strife in Wonkland, but all that counts to the undecided voters that remain is whether the two candidates put on a good show.

NOLA Contendere

Treme's viewers may be dwindling in its third season, but this New Orleans resident still finds more than enough to like in a show that keeps finding new ways to love its milieu.

Redneckognize

The lives of TLC's newest reality stars are more complicated than you want them to be.

CSI: David Byrne

An investigation of music’s power by one of its great polymaths

When the Fringe Shapes the Center

During the AIDS crisis, ACT UP's radicalism forced more mainstream gay-rights groups to step up their game.

Laura Is a Punk Rocker

The lead singer of Against Me! changes gender and challenges the male punk scene.

Louis CK's Big Win

Louie's third season on F/X explores the territory of the sitcom man. 

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