The phrase, borrowed from the 19th century, is a terrible term. The Internet furnishes a replacement that, however obscene, is clearly superior.
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The military biopic rejects patriotic pablum to explore war's uncomfortable moral complexities.
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.
This year’s show featured a lot of leaning in.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "Iowa," the first episode of the HBO show's fourth season.
A new entry into the growing lexicon of the he-fix
Want a perfect bite of crust? Your dessert may require some shape-shifting.
A show about the underdogs became, in its final moments, a celebration of celebrity.
Winning, this year, took 601,736 lights.
When it charged surge prices during Sydney's hostage crisis, the company proved, again, that it cares more about doing well than doing good. That's a problem for all of us.
A folk artist has won a trademark against the objections of Big Chicken. Here's how it happened.
It may be useful to distinguish gift-giving from giving of other kinds; on the other hand, the word brings out the worst in us all.
This year, the UCS has become more commercialized than ever.
She may not have earned $100 million, but the frowny-faced feline has likely earned more than we will over our lifetimes. So.
"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer," developers for the platform said.
Microsoft just announced that it's replacing the cheesetastic images with web-searchable galleries, effectively ending clip art as we know it.
This week, NASA marked a milestone: the first object manufactured outside of Earth.
The frenzied day after Thanksgiving, as we know it, may be dying. That is an extremely good thing.