Culture

Tim Allen’s Question About Apes Tops this Week’s News Roundup

The comedian's Twitter inquiry had a lot of people ready to tell him a thing or two.

Wow, ‘Terminator 2’ in 3-D Is a Bad Idea

Twenty-six years later, the ultimate action flick is back in multiplexes—but did it need to be baaaaack?

Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?

The next Star Wars anthology movie will reportedly focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. That's cool, but isn't it time for a film about a less well-known character?

What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love

Before social media, moments experienced collectively were very different—and maybe even better—but they still created connections.

White Supremacy Isn’t a Philosophy, It’s a Filter

To view the world through a supremacist lens is to live in the complicity of false equivalences, to willfully color malice as virtue.

The Creative Tension Between Vitality and Fatality: Illuminating the Mystery of Sylvia Plath Through Her Striking Never-Before-Revealed Visual Art

"How frail the human heart must be — a throbbing pulse, a trembling thing — a fragile, shining instrument of crystal, which can either weep, or sing."

MoviePass Wants to Save Moviegoing—If Theaters Will Let It

For $10 per month, you can go to 365 movies a year. Yes, you read that right.

John Quincy Adams on Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, the Proper Aim of Ambition, and His Daily Routine

"The spark from Heaven is given to few — It is not to be obtained by intreaty or by toil."

What Is the ‘Alt-Left’? For Starters, Not a Thing

Stop trying to make fetch happen.

Sun and Moon: Stunning Illustrations of Celestial Myths by Ten of India’s Greatest Indigenous Artists

Ancient allegorical reflections on the universal themes of life, love, time, harmony, and our eternal search for a completeness of being.

The Terror Within and the Evil Without: James Baldwin on Our Capacity for Transformation as Individuals and Nations

"It has always been much easier (because it has always seemed much safer) to give a name to the evil without than to locate the terror within."

91-Year-Old Lebanese-American Poet, Philosopher, and Painter Etel Adnan on Memory, the Self, and the Universe

"The universe is itself the glue that keeps it going, therefore it is memory in action and in essence, in becoming and in being. Because it remembers itself, it exists. Because it exists, it remembers."