Humans will debate just about anything; whether their positions stand up to any sort of external scrutiny is often of secondary concern. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this diagram.
The most overconfident among us may not be willfully delusional: inherent cognitive laziness or built-in defense mechanisms may be to blame. But even accidentally inflated egos can influence others.
Like musicians whose songs you might instinctively call “angular” or “twee,” the singer’s debut album strikes immediately as “atmospheric”—whatever that means.
Figuring out the force behind Taylor Swift’s new song, one component part at a time.
Steven Soderbergh’s turn-of-the-last-century medical drama is obsessed with modernity—what it means to step out of history’s shadow, and how we shape the past to fit our current needs.
In the 1990s investigative reporter Gary Webb broke the story linking the CIA with drug traffickers. Then his own fellow journalists effectively ruined him. Enter Hollywood.
Why post a personal when you could do Tinder? The reasons span centuries.
Notes on an evening with Dan Harmon, and the myriad ways in which you can enchant and disappoint the ones you love (or, at least, who love you).
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