Gaby Del Valle
This map shows the surprising number of fake abortion clinics in NYC
So-called "crisis pregnancy centers" aren't just in red states.
Drinkfinity’s $20 “vessel” is Pepsi’s attempt to stay relevant
Introducing a new, healthier not-soda that also provides an upper body workout.
Crossfit can't get one week into Pride month without a huge PR disaster
The company's Chief Knowlege Officer was fired after calling Pride a "sin."
These vintage NSA posters are weird as hell
The National Security Agency does many things. During the Red Scare, graphic design was one of them.
By Gaby Del Valle
A list of Elon Musk’s terrible business ideas
Musk recently said he wants to invent a ranking system for journalists. It’s not his first bad idea.
The future of the GOP is these racist Georgia Republicans
This primary season, it’s a race to the bottom for everyone.
This game perfectly captures the agony of riding the NYC subway
Stand clear of the closing doors, please.
ConPRmetidos is rebuilding Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans
Almost one year after Hurricane Maria, a nonprofit called ConPRmetidos is trying to rebuild the island sustainably.
The government is quietly scrubbing information about Obamacare from the internet
A page about the Affordable Care Act’s relation to Medicare was taken down five months ago, according to a new report.
This chart shows just how badly Uber drivers are paid
A new study by the Economic Policy Institute found that Uber drivers in many cities make less than minimum wage.
White House reporters are making bank
D.C. insiders can make up to a quarter-mil for going on tv.
The open office trend is a magnet for creeps
A new study suggests that open floor plans may make women uncomfortable.
The ethics of snail mucin
Snail slime skincare is having a moment. But where does the mucin come from, and what happens to the snails?
Trump hates orange soda
Trump Turnberry, the president’s golf resort in Scotland, recently banned the country’s most popular soda for being too orange.
Please ignore the internet nuts spreading conspiracies about Schneiderman’s resignation
Anyone who tells you the ex-New York Attorney General was set up should be committed.
These women of color want to make the weed industry less white and male
Supernova Women and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education are using education to diversify the marijuana business.
The unemployment rate is down. Here’s why that’s bad news.
Once again, the President tweets nonsense.
Don’t ask sex workers to solve the problem of violently angry men
Suggesting incels should just pay for sex dehumanizes an already marginalized community.
Help bail black moms out of jail for Mother’s Day
VOCAL-NY wants to raise $30,000 to release incarcerated women from Rikers.
Airbnb is partnering with landlords to convert apartment buildings into hotels
The company is testing out this strategy in Florida.
There’s a black market for succulents now
The plants have become so popular in China and Korea that an illicit plant trade has stepped in to meet the demand.
Why are cash registers disappearing from luxury stores?
At high-end retailers, transactions happen behind closed doors and out of the customer’s sight.
We’ve reached peak delivery
Please just go to the store.
Calling low-income areas “opportunity zones” doesn’t help anyone
Except the developers receiving huge tax breaks.
You should never trust a man, new study suggests
Apparently, men are often more willing than woman to hurt others for their own personal gain. Duh.
OpSec for activists
This group shows activists of color how to protect themselves from digital threats.
So now you need a quarter million dollars if you want to retire — just for healthcare
Most people don’t have enough saved up to pay their medical bills during their golden years. Or, you know, right now.
There’s no such thing as a brandless brand
Brandless, a supposedly brand-free digital retailer, is just as reliant on branding as any other business.
This startup wants to disrupt your work/life balance
PagerDuty promises to immediately alert employees of a work crisis. Welcome to the always-on-call economy.
Soon we’ll be eating lobster dinners all the time
Rising water temperatures have led to a boom in lobster — but this luxury comes at a cost.
Yes, it’s possible to be overweight and malnourished
One-third of college students are food insecure, according to a new study. Critics say this can’t be true because of America’s obesity rates.
More people are dying of heroin overdoses now that prescription opioids are safer
Two new studies suggest efforts to prevent the abuse of painkillers are simply driving more heroin dependency.
The FCC wants pirate radio stations off the air
Immigrant communities rely on these unlicensed broadcasts to stay connected to their roots. Now they could lose the signal.
Children in the world’s largest refugee camp are severely malnourished
A new study found that nearly half the Rohingya children living in one Bangladesh settlement are suffering from malnutrition and anemia.
The sex workers fighting back against online censorship
Proponents of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act say it’ll help vulnerable women and girls. Sex workers say it’ll further marginalize them.
Most Americans think traditional news outlets publish fake news
And 65 percent of them seem to think all news is fake news.
The problem with “badass” women candidates
It’s not actually helpful to fawn over any and every woman who runs on an anti-Trump platform.
Cambridge Analytica CEO loves two things: expensive chandeliers and ruining the world
For bored, rich Cambridge Analytica executives, destabilizing developing countries was a hobby, whistleblower Christopher Wylie said.
Soon you won’t be able to pee in NYC without paying $5 and hearing a sales pitch
Luluapp, a new pay-to-pee app, wants you to pay to access bathrooms in NYC.
These Chicago teens are fighting the underlying causes of gun violence
For Good Kids Mad City, school shootings tell only part of the story.
“Education, not assassination”
March for Our Lives attendees speak about their experiences with gun violence.
Are duels making a comeback?
Joe Biden recently said he would’ve beat up the president as a teenager if he had the chance. Instead, maybe they should duel.
This university doesn’t want any more History or English majors
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point wants to replace liberal arts curricula with those that lead to “clear career pathways.”
Maybe the NRA should stop trying to have fundraisers in Brooklyn
The gun group is struggling to find a home for an event in the borough.
This software encourages call center workers to do more emotional labor
“Emotional intelligence software” is being used to monitor call center employees’ pleasantness.
Rich people can’t stop buying luxury apartments and not using them
NYC’s rate of vacant apartments has reached an all-time high.
Tech bros told they’re no longer allowed to colonize French Polynesia
The Seasteading Institute wants to build a libertarian island paradise. Now they have to find a new place to do so.
This morbid start-up is bringing us one step closer to a Black Mirror reality
Nectome will embalm your brain and upload it to the cloud... eventually
Do you want to watch D.C. insiders eat dinner?
Jamie Weinstein and Michelle Fields are trying to bring their VIP-studded dinner parties to the small screen.
Pivoting to video didn’t work — so why not pivot to Pinterest?
Instead of fixing a broken industry, the media is trying to find the next Facebook.
Is your movie too white and too male?
The ‘Kent Test’ wants to address the limited representation of women of color in film, television, and other media.
West Virginia teachers on winning the battle and fighting the war
We talked to three teachers about the longest strike in the state’s history — and what comes next.
ICE is detaining teenagers when they turn 18
A lawsuit filed this week claims the agency is violating federal law by detaining teenagers with adults.
There’s nothing romantic about ‘The Bachelor’
‘Bachelor Nation,’ a new book, reveals the fundamental shallowness at the show’s core.
David Hogg is mad as hell
After surviving a school shooting, Hogg and his classmates have become some of the leading — if unlikely — voices on gun reform.
This woman’s closet turned me into a revolutionary
A new video series about “extravagant closets” is ready to incite a class war.
The backwards logic of putting guns in schools
Students don't want “good guys” with guns to protect them from school shooters.
My self-storage hell
Self-storage facilities profit off of people who are too lazy to cancel their units — like me.
Some essential reading on gun violence in America
The worst part is knowing how relevant it remains.
Why can’t you listen to Dashboard Confessional’s best album?
‘The Swiss Army Romance’ cannot be legally heard without going to a store.
Forced to marry her rapist at 11, Sherry Johnson wants to end child marriage
Johnson is a leading voice in the battle against child marriage in Florida.
What the hell is going on at Newsweek?
Editors and reporters are being fired, and current staffers speculate Newsweek’s ties to a mysterious cult are to blame.
The Bachelor’s Bekah M. might be too cool for love
She also might be... a missing person?
How Ravi Ragbir went from activist to ICE target
Ragbir was arrested by ICE on January 11. His supporters say the arrest is part of a larger pattern of authorities targeting activists.
What if Florida, the state everyone loves to hate, is actually good?
A discussion between our resident Floridians.
It’s actually not that hard to talk about Aziz Ansari
‘Saturday Night Live’ tried, and failed.
Unsolicited art advice for the Trump White House
He wanted a van Gogh, and got a golden toilet.
Every single person who knew about Larry Nassar should lose their job
The former USA Gymnastics coach was sentenced to 175 years in prison. But his enablers are evading punishment.
Does Stephen Miller have any friends? An investigation
How many of us? How many jealous?
Is tennis player Tennys Sandgren America’s first alt-right athlete?
According to him, no. According to his Twitter feed...
The Women’s March is no longer about Trump
It’s not even really about women; it’s about winning.
ICE’s sexual assault problem by the numbers
At ICE facilities across the country, immigrants often face the same abuse they fled in their home countries.
Asylum seekers are being sexually assaulted in U.S. detention
Instead of protecting their detainees, immigration authorities are taking advantage of them.
Hollywood should have banished Woody Allen decades ago
If the tide is finally turning, it’s only because there’s no benefit to remaining by his side.
Are you white and rich enough to move to Wisconsin?
A new ad campaign aimed at sad Chicago millennials wants a very specific working class.
Silenced by the church
A fresh spotlight is on American churches as recent allegations of sexual assault illustrate religion’s role in silencing victims.
Joe Arpaio is running for Senate, because we live in hell now
“America’s toughest sheriff” wants to be America’s newest Senator.
The Spanglish on ‘Riverdale’ is driving me insane
Legal weed’s hazy future
Jeff Sessions has a very different view on marijuana than the average voter.
Hoda Kotb doesn’t need $25 million a year
And neither does Matt Lauer.
Where the money goes
Americans are shopping more than they have in years.
The data on holiday spending.
Ann Coulter knows it’s cuffing season
Baby, it’s cold outside.
What has Kanye West been up to?
Just checking in... by compiling crucial data.
Kanye West’s year by the numbers
It’s been exactly one year since Kanye West met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Here’s what he’s been up to since then.
Clothing companies are trashing unsold merchandise instead of donating it
Retail’s cruelest policy
About that lipstick all your Facebook friends are selling...
Multi-level marketing companies like LipSense blur the lines between sales and pyramid schemes.
The enduring power of aunties
A collection of stories about the complex relationships we have with our aunts.
When David Karp was daddy
Tumblr says goodbye to the only father figure it’s ever known.
Jessica Manafort’s Wikipedia page raises more questions than it answers
Paul Manafort has two daughters, one of whom has her own Wikipedia entry. It is not very good.
We need to talk about mass murderers
Campaigns to deflect attention away from killers and towards their victims are ultimately misguided.
How to kill a union
Shuttering Gothamist and DNAinfo was the only legal way Joe Ricketts could get away with union-busting.
Rationalizing sexual harassment doesn’t make it any less bad
Thank you for your suggestion on how to stop sexual harassment, but let’s try something else.
No, Black Lives Matter is not a Russian psyop
Please chill out.
Asylum behind bars
Asylum seekers come to the U.S. fleeing violence and persecution. Instead, they’re detained for years on end.
Guns and the left
Some leftists are rejecting the Democratic Party’s stance on firearm regulation.
How should the alt-right be covered?
Milo Yiannopoulos’s game has been obvious from the beginning, and the so-called liberal media keeps getting played.
Women’s work is still work
A recent essay on emotional labor missed this point.
What your essay on Ivanka Trump says about you
The feminist desire to examine and reexamine Ivanka Trump reveals more about us than it does about her.
Who’s afraid of being called racist?
Jonathan Chait accidentally revealed the deepest anxiety of some white Americans: being accused of racism.
Conservatives love playing the victim
The website Quillette is trying to convince people conservatism is subversive.
The U.S. citizens who are detained by ICE
America’s immigration system is broken, and enforcing officers are still detaining citizens with little transparency.
ICE has no legal grounds to detain or deport U.S. citizens, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. Swipe or scroll to explore people’s stories.
Trump may get something better than a wall
Democrats aren’t willing to give Trump the wall in exchange for DACA, but they will give him high-tech border security.
The campus rape debate doesn’t have ‘many sides’
When it comes to rape on college campuses, are the lines really so blurred?
Evacuate for hurricane, lose your job
Millions of people were ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. Some didn't because their bosses told them not to.
Obama, DACA, and the myth of the “good” immigrant
Obama’s defense of DACA is an implicit condemnation of the millions of immigrants who don’t qualify for the program.
What does the New York Times Opinion section have against Chelsea Manning?
A recent hit piece lacked merit.
There will be more Joe Arpaios
Voter suppression may have helped keep the sheriff in power, and could bolster others like him.
The RNC sent out a survey asking if Trump should disband federal unions
The longstanding Republican goal could be accomplished with an executive order.
You can now buy $400 pants with a subprime loan
Affirm is trying to convince millennials that taking out loans for things you don't need is cool.
When the money runs out
Fresco News was a growing, promising startup, until it wasn’t.
Jill Filipovic’s myopic feminism
In her new book, Filipovic asks exciting questions for women, but doesn’t answer them.
The legacy of Joe Arpaio
Arpaio is 85. What has he accomplished?
Joe Arpaio by the numbers
Trump is considering pardoning “America’s toughest sheriff.” Here’s what the last 23 years of his tenure looked like.
Sycophantic journalists and the monsters they love
Fawning profiles legitimize the Trump cabal but tell us nothing insightful about their subjects.
Private prisons love Donald Trump
Immigration arrests can be very lucrative for jailers.
“Empowering” my ass
Empowerment feminism is a movement driven primarily by guilt.
Most criminal cases end in plea bargains, not trials
More than 90 percent of state and federal criminal convictions are the result of guilty pleas, often by people who say they didn't commit a crime.
Why do liberals love to hate Linda Sarsour?
Criticism of the activist is steeped in Islamophobia.
New York City’s housing shortage is a crisis in the making
As affordable apartments disappear, longtime residents are being pushed out of their homes.
Trump is pushing a bill to cut legal immigration in half
The bill would most likely harm the economy.
Meatless burger purveyors Impossible Foods just raised a ton of money
Bill Gates ponies up to put us one step closer to a meat-free world.
William Gibson doesn’t think the future will be ‘slick,’ and it won’t be American
In a 2011 interview, Gibson said his debut novel was a pushback against American exceptionalism.
Is Trump making MS-13 stronger?
Long Island police are happy Trump is taking on the gang, but some residents are worried Trump’s rhetoric will embolden its members.
Trump needs one million people to apply for a job at the DHS right now
Trump wants to hire 15,000 new Homeland Security officers, but a new government report says that seems unlikely.
Reddit wants to look more like Facebook
After raising $200 million in venture funding, Reddit is trying out a new design.
Real American terrorists
Far-right protesters claim that Islamberg, New York, is harboring extremists. But they’re the ones bringing real terror.
The House just gave Trump $1.6 billion for his border wall
Earlier this month, Trump said Mexico would “absolutely” pay for the wall.
The revolution will not be celebritized
Not every piece of culture has to be considered in relation to Trump.
An ICE agent speaks out
An anonymous officer talked to the New Yorker about his problems with Trump.
More than half the murders of women are partner-related
Intimate partner violence is a national public health crisis.
Here’s what 26 publicists said when asked about BuzzFeed’s story asking publicists about R. Kelly
A meaningless journalistic exercise.
Some Trump voters are starting to change their minds
Trump's support is increasing among his base, but certain voters are having second thoughts.
9/11 truther Charlie Sheen is starring in a movie about 9/11
The first trailer for Sheen’s new movie is now out in Japan, and it looks terrible.
Detroit is using federal funding to demolish homes
Michigan was given $761 million to save homes from foreclosure. It’s used half the money to demolish them instead.
Goop scolds Canadian doctor for stating facts
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website is going on the pseudoscientific defensive.
No one knows what a feminist is anymore
Feminism has become the radical notion that we need to talk about Ivanka Trump's clothing.
The Senate wants to gut coverage for disabled kids
Only those who meet a narrow requirement will be fully covered by Medicaid under the proposed bill.
ICE officers told to target all “removable aliens”
A newly revealed ICE directive instructed officers to take action against all deportable immigrants, including undocumented immigrants without criminal records.
Immigration cases are at an all-time high
More than 500,000 immigrants in the U.S. are waiting for their case to be heard.
Trump’s travel ban will go into effect tonight
The latest version of the ban excludes anyone who can’t prove a “bona fide relationship” to a U.S. citizen or entity.
111 people have ended their lives under California’s right-to-die law
More than half the patients were suffering from malignant cancers.
Flint residents are being billed thousands of dollars for unsafe water
One woman's bill is more than $6,000.