The Outline

Kelly Conaboy

Kelly Conaboy
Culture Dec 04

Work should be over when it gets dark

The sun sets at 3:45 p.m. and yet we remain at our offices. Why?

Culture Jun 25

I’m Upset: Garbage trucks are too loud


Culture Mar 20

What is my dog?

Decoding the DNA of one soft-eared, wide-eyed, gentle-souled sweetie boy.

Culture Nov 30

The enduring power of aunties

A collection of stories about the complex relationships we have with our aunts.

Culture Nov 27

Is soup a beverage or a food?

A controversial investigation.

Culture Aug 18

Being a good airport police dog is hard

A review of the “Airport Police Dog Duty Sim” mobile game.

Culture Jul 06

Where did giant novelty checks come from?

Hint: Nazis.

Culture Mar 31

I asked Tony Hawk if he would teach me how to ollie and he said yes

A writer travels 2,824 miles to learn a small skill.

Culture Mar 20

Inside the celebrity circle of SECRET HELL

Tabloids have a special place reserved for famous women in bad marriages to troubled men.

Culture Jan 27

How to meditate

An explainer.

Culture Jan 23

Is there any reason for the outrageous price of cinnamon sticks?

An investigation.

Culture Jan 13

What is hygge?

An explainer.

Culture Jan 10

Why do we all have balls on our hats?

A brief history of the pom-pom

Culture Dec 23

How to give a gift

An explainer.

Culture Dec 23

Gift guide for giving a gift

For when you want to give a gift, and you want to give it right.

Culture Dec 20

What is the winter solstice?

An explainer.

Culture Dec 20

It is worth bringing up Casey Affleck’s sexual assault allegations

Even if it seems fruitless.

Power Dec 16

What is the CIA?

An explainer.

Culture Dec 16

You don't have to repeat a PR lie

Just say the truth or don't say anything.

Power Dec 16

Shelly Miscavige reportedly seen alive

Shelly Miscavige was reportedly seen looking frail near a Scientology compound.

Power Dec 15

Opioid drug makers spent $880M on lobbying

Eight times what the gun lobby reported during the same period.

Culture Dec 14

Notes on winning your horse prince

How to win the love of your horse-man, from someone who knows.

Culture Dec 09

How to keep a plant alive

An explainer.

Power Dec 08

Harry Reid’s unsolicited advice

“I have a few things to say," the departing Senate minority leader writes in the New York Times.

Culture Dec 07

Tom Hardy has a new tattoo: 'Leo knows everything'

The star lost a bet to Leonardo DiCaprio.