State of the Union

Posts in category “Culture”

Why Facebook Wants You to Be Happy

People see Facebook as a neutral platform, which they can use to …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Unschooling: the Future of Education?

Ben Hewitt doesn’t send his boys to school—he doesn’t even own a …

Posted August 19th, 2014

In Ferguson, Peace and Order First

“America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Why Does Beauty Matter?

The beautiful will save us, but it must capture us to do so.

Posted August 16th, 2014

Wi-Fi Invades the Wilderness

Jason Mark’s article for The Atlantic, “Wifi in the Woods,” points to …

Posted August 14th, 2014

Place and the Politics of Slacktivism

Americans have come to stand at quite a distance from their government. …

Posted August 12th, 2014

The Tocquevillian Farmer’s Market

Civil society can be rebuilt around food, and family, and friends.

Posted August 9th, 2014

Punk Rock and Poultry With a Kick

Johnny Rotten would probably be horrified to be grouped with the likes …

Posted August 8th, 2014

Can Equations Predict Happiness?

Want to be happy? There’s an equation for that, according to British …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Google Tries to Conquer the Typography of a Non-English Internet

The Internet is no longer in English, even if the coding on …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Wendell Berry: A Steward of Place

A birthday appreciation for an agrarian extraordinaire

Posted August 5th, 2014

The Complicated Realm of Women’s Health

Rebecca Traister wrote a scathing piece for The New Republic, condemning Republicans’ …

Posted August 2nd, 2014

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha’s Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people’s lives in order to feel better about our own.

Posted August 1st, 2014

Marital Completionism: A Bad Model for Thruples and Couples Alike

Why assume you need to make compromises to achieve connubial bliss? In …

Posted July 28th, 2014

On Eating Virtuously

In her essay on the paleo diet in the latest New Yorker, Elizabeth …

Posted July 26th, 2014

The Ethics of Disability Metaphors

From the teenage romance between an amputee and an oxygen-tank user in …

Posted July 24th, 2014

Second-Career Farms: the Future of Agriculture?

Decentralized agrarianism faces the challenges of modern farming.

Posted July 22nd, 2014