Ellen K. Feder

Ellen K. Feder teaches philosophy at American University in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Making Sense of Intersex.

  • Germany Has an Official Third Gender

    Children born with atypical sexual anatomy will now have their gender left blank instead of being categorized as male or female. To avoid this, parents may hastily opt for "normalizing" surgeries.

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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