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There’s Only One Tonya: Debating Sufjan Stevens’s Two Renditions of “Tonya Harding”

Chris Stedman and Nathan Goldman debate the relative merits of the two versions of Sufjan Stevens’s recently released “Tonya Harding."

Astro Poets at the Library

Nora Battelle brings her URL life to IRL with the Astro Poets at the New York Public Library.

Why Are There So Many Cute Cats on the Internet? The World is Driven by a Cute-Excellence Syndrome

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein considers why there are so many cute cats on the internet, and how "cute-excellence syndrome" drives our culture.

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Why Has Korea Hired Gordon Ramsay to Be Its Big Brother?

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There’s Only One Tonya: Debating Sufjan Stevens’s Two Renditions of “Tonya Harding”

Chris Stedman and Nathan Goldman debate the relative merits of the two versions of Sufjan Stevens’s recently released “Tonya Harding."

Why Are There So Many Cute Cats on the Internet? The World is Driven by a Cute-Excellence Syndrome

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein considers why there are so many cute cats on the internet, and how "cute-excellence syndrome" drives our culture.

Associational Vibrancy: Talking to Joel Schlosser

Andy Fitch interviews Joel Schlosser, author of "What Would Socrates Do? Self-Examination, Civic Engagement, and the Politics of Philosophy."

Asking For A Friend: I Want A Kid Even Though The World Might Be Ending

Olive answers a writer with outsized fears about becoming a mother.