“The luck of New Orleans,” Walker Percy said, “is that its troubles usually have their saving graces.” Seven authors and scholars discuss writing in the Big Easy, from Early Times to Katrina clichés.
Sports are stupid. Beautiful. Dull. Transcendent. Most of all, they’re more than just games. We assembled sports writers, critics, freaks, and authors to tell us why.
The music industry’s devil and savior bear the same name: the web. Five years later, we reconvene our panel of music blogfathers for a look into the future. Soundtrack included.
Welcome to wedding season, when lovers and their kinfolk celebrate true love and go into debt. We rounded up a panel of experts—authors, academics, and the recently betrothed—to discuss the current state of the Great American Wedding.
Either you’ve done it or you know someone who has: online dating, the scourge and savior of contemporary romance. A panel of experts discusses love 2.0.
Are you ruining your child’s chances at future employment by blogging about his poop? By becoming a father yourself, do you finally understand your own dad? A look at the challenges of contemporary paternity.
The French diet is back in the news—how do French women manage to enjoy chocolate, wine, cheese and bread without gaining weight? Several top French food bloggers weigh in on the phenomenon.
It’s art, it’s play, it’s political protestno matter what it’s called, street art is all around us, changing the face of our cities when no one’s looking. So what is it exactly? Pitchaya Sudbanthad rounds up some of the legends of the scene to talk about the history of street art, and where it’s headed next.
Twelve months ago a number of TMN contributors were becoming first-time dads—now it’s time to check in and see how they’re doing. A look back at a year of highs, lows, and Diaper Genies.
There exists in the internet a galaxy of passionate music fans sharing their favorite songs, for free, with as many people as can find them. We talk to six of our favorite mp3 bloggers to find out what makes them tick, what problems they face, and what the record companies should do next.
We’ve seen their drawings of Radiohead songs, they tell us the Strokes make their heads hurt “like 100 dogs,” but how do we feel about their songs? A panel listens to children’s music, weighing in on the state of the pint-sized.
For some reason not involving pods or alien harvests, a number of our writers are about to be fathers, or have recently become dads, and it seemed appropriate to convene a meeting of minds. A discussion of fears, frustrations, and why the name you’ve picked out for your kid will inevitably be mocked.