Culture

Christopher Hitchens, Contradiction

Where did the literary luminary go wrong?

From London, With Angst

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy chronicles the last days of Britain as a superpower.

Snobs Like Us

When did cultural disdain become the province of the left?

Why Are They So Angry?

An Israeli dove in Jewish America

A Quick-Step Forward

Dancing with the Stars challenges ballroom dancing's rigid gender roles.

Decoding Michele Bachmann's New Book

We pick out the top five moments from the presidential contender's new book — so you don't have to.

The Showman

This "lost" interview shows Steve Jobs as an incredibly charismatic figure.

Reality Check

TLC's new show, All-American Muslim, could educate the public about Islam — or not.

Cold Warrior

No single person encapsulates the drama, the deadly confrontations, and the self-destructive follies of the Cold War better than George Kennan.

Who Has the Castle Now?

A new biography gives Kurt Vonnegut his due.

Beautiful Annihilation

Director Lars von Trier's latest film asks: What do you do when the world's coming to an end?

What's in a Name?

Urban Outfitters removes the word "Navajo" from its product line, but the cultural poaching is the same.

Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?

Despite what popular psychology says, there's little evidence boys and girls learn differently.

The Family Album

A journal of grief and aging, Blue Nights is missing Joan Didion's razor-sharp prose.

FutureSex/Class Warriors

In Time is a movie for the attractive, radical redistributionist in your life.

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