Culture

July 18, 2013

Responsible Parenting is Such a Drag

This week, the online magazine Slate ran a disturbing photo-journal on a group of parents who are on the forefront of the culture wars by not
July 18, 2013

Foolproof Advice for Improving Your Love Life (With Pictures)

Apparently, the Google Internet Information Matrix thinks my love life needs some help. Daily my inbox is flooded with emails peddling solutions to dating woes, commitment
July 22, 2013

Rio or Bust!

(We’re excited to have direct coverage of World Youth Day 2013.  Please welcome the first post from our correspondant, Kristin, and stay tuned for more. -Ed.) 
July 23, 2013

Guttmacher Study Shows Reductions in Teen Sexual Activity

Recently, a pair of researchers affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute published a study in the public health journal Pediatrics. (The article is behind a paywall.) The
July 23, 2013

The Anthony Weiner Test

Why would anybody seriously consider voting for Anthony Weiner for a position of serious responsibility like Mayor of New York City?  Weiner had to leave Congress
July 25, 2013

Does ‘The Conjuring’ Hate Women?

Driving back from seeing The Conjuring, my daughter and I tried to guess why Andrew O’Hehir thought it was “woman hating.” We had watched the horror
July 26, 2013

Not Reason but Power: The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

The justices responsible for the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v. Windsor no doubt thought they were striking a blow for human dignity.  The moralistic
July 26, 2013

Guavas, Rain and Samba- oh my!

Hello fellow pilgrims! I’m sorry it has been so long since my last message. The Internet access is very unpredictable here in Rio. Since my last