Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – The New Yorker

  The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.CreditIllustration by Gérard DuBois Barrier Status: ‘none’ In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one […]

The New Star Wars: Aftermath Novel Reveals the Pitiful Fate of Jar Jar Binks

All the debate can finally be laid to rest. We’re about to finally know what happened to Jar Jar Binks after Revenge of the Sith, and what he’s been doing since Return of the Jedi. The answers will be revealed in Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End, the third part of Chuck Wendig’s canon trilogy or […]

How the Book Publishing Industry Is Trolling Itself

Image via Threshold Editions. Last week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Threshold Editions, the conservative imprint of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, advanced Milo Yiannopoulos $250,000 for his forthcoming book, Dangerous, which will focus, broadly, on the topic of “free speech.” The news was met with sharp rebuke on social media, while headlines and articles […]

A Book Deal for Pantsuit Nation, and Then a Backlash – The New York Times

Members of the secret Facebook group Pantsuit Nation gathered in front of the White House to take pictures and show support on Election Day for Hillary Clinton. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times When Libby Chamberlain, the creator of the pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, announced this week that she plans to publish a […]