The Outline


Gentle reminder: you are a goddamn adult

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Measuring female “agency” is a dumb way to talk about art

What did we expect from Sheryl Sandberg?

Tech companies won’t save your local economy

“We expected VR to be two to three times as big as it was, period.”


All hail the monumental-horror image

How striking scenes from ‘The Shining,’ ‘The Wicker Man,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ and other iconic horror movies make an indelible mark on us.

Chess styles of the rich and despotic

As crazy as it sounds, the way a strong chess player approaches the game can reveal a lot about who they are as a person.

By JJ Lang

Info Spiral: What are the teens doing?

A difficult-to-follow story, in convenient capsule form.

By Casey Johnston

Satan takes the blame for everything

A brief history of Satan and His non-followers.

By Drew Millard

Your next obsession: retro Japanese video game art

Commercial art from Japan’s video game boom is ridiculously cool and endlessly inspiring — and it might just be the next big thing in design.

You don’t need blockchain in that

Salad? Coffee? Water? No thank you.

By Paris Martineau


Listen up

Tomorrow 143: Pewdiepie has red-pilled Sonic the Hedgehog

Tomorrow 142: Tumblr has snapped

Tomorrow 141: Be thankful (but also scared)

Tomorrow 140: There’s a time travel scammer in the White House

Tomorrow 139: Blue Midterm Redemption 2

Tomorrow 138: You better vote

Tomorrow 137: A third way

Tomorrow 136: Child's play

Tomorrow 135: Leah Finnegan, the mother of fear


Using refugees to train algorithms is some dystopian shit


The proportion of the U.S. population that supports a Green New Deal.

How the rich will survive climate change disaster

Why are rich people so weird?

Nationalize Amazon

The killer robot arms race is upon us



How Hollywood stole ‘The Grinch’

Realistic Pokémon are an affront to God

Why BTS is in trouble over a t-shirt

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner will now be intentionally unfunny

Frankie Muniz doesn’t remember the show that made him famous


My iPhone is trying to make me a better person. It won’t work.

Price fix?

I created this sculpture in which bacteria can live, and then I would plate it with different parts of my body, literally from my mouth, or inside my nostril, between my toes, or my vagina.

This silent, engineless plane could change air travel

An AI-generated portrait sold for half a million dollars and now I’m terrified of the future

Facebook ads are great!

Good advice

Dear Fuck-Up: How do I tell someone I love them?

AAFU: I’m ashamed of being so broke

Dear Fuck-Up: How do you tell a stranger their partner is cheating?

AAFU: I don’t have any friends

Dear Fuck-Up: Should I apologize to the women I hurt?

AAFU: I’m not as smart as everyone said I was