The Outline

Aaron Edwards

Aaron Edwards
The Future Mar 29

World Dispatch: YouTube’s fake views problem won’t go away

Inflated viewcounts are thriving on the platform. We ask why, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Power Mar 28

World Dispatch: Why do we march?

We posed the question at the March For Our Lives on this episode of The Outline World Dispatch.

The Future Mar 27

World Dispatch: Matt Binder’s journey into fake #Resist Twitter

Who is behind a network of liberal bots? We dig into it, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 26

World Dispatch: Inside an adult bike-riding class

It’s never too late, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 22

Watching Stephen Sondheim teach his own songs is glorious

Talk about a masterclass.

Culture Mar 22

World Dispatch: E. Alex Jung is a ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ scholar

The ‘New York Magazine’ writer sashays onto The Outline World Dispatch to talk about the show’s place in culture.

Culture Mar 22

The religious experience of watching ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Ahead of the show‘s 10th season, a photographer captures the camaraderie of group viewings.

Culture Mar 22

A fundamental ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reading list

Because reading is what?

Culture Mar 21

World Dispatch: Let’s talk about ‘Love’

The Netflix show, but also the concept. Today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 20

World Dispatch: The universe sounds a lot like Radiohead

This project converted solar system data into audio and it sounds like a Radiohead song. We listen to it today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 19

World Dispatch: How to keep a dying language alive

For starters, you have to come up with ways to say things like “smartphone,” today on The Outline World Dispatch.

The Future Mar 15

World Dispatch: How the alt-right targets depressed people

Seemingly generic YouTube videos about overcoming depression are gateways into a world of vitriolic extremism. We take a look at some, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

The Future Mar 13

World Dispatch: How to visit Antarctica before it disappears

We take a peek at the iciest tourism industry in the world, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

The Future Mar 08

World Dispatch: What it takes to get banned from Reddit

The site has a long history of dragging its feet on moderation. We take a look at one subreddit that got the axe, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 07

World Dispatch: What does ‘Queer Eye’ need to be in 2018?

The Netflix reboot of the makeover show is fabulous and topical. We examine why, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 06

World Dispatch: Don’t let Seamless ads turn you into a monster

These ads are bad. Don’t be these people, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 05

World Dispatch: Monopoly tears people apart

And we added new rules that somehow made the game scarier, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 01

World Dispatch: Ignore your coworkers with these chill sounds

We love this ambient sound app, but you have to hear it for yourself. Today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Feb 28

World Dispatch: Why Mo’Nique deserves better

How long will she have to defend her bankability to Hollywood? Today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Feb 27

World Dispatch: Your storage unit is not your friend

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch: Stay woke, because self-storage companies would probably prefer you sleep on them.

Culture Feb 26

World Dispatch: Let’s talk about weed

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch: How can writers adapt to the needs of an evolving beat?

The Future Feb 22

World Dispatch: Why does anyone still use Tinder?

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch, we swiped left.

The Future Feb 21

World Dispatch: Should you get therapy by text message?

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch, we delve into the world of text message-based therapy apps.

Culture Feb 20

World Dispatch: Oh, to be a spiky-haired kid again

On this episode, we’re talking about ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and the joy of video games.

The Future Feb 15

World Dispatch: Depression ads on Instagram

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch: What happens when Instagram ads try to address your mental health?

Culture Feb 14

Give us Kingdom Hearts 3, please

We can’t wait any longer.

Culture Feb 14

The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

The beloved video game series exemplifies all the best things about being a kid.

Culture Feb 14

World Dispatch: Trolls tried to flood this queer project with Trump spam

The founder of the Queering the Map project says the LGBTQ memories site was inundated with pro-Trump messages.

Power Feb 13

World Dispatch: Who is fighting the good fight?

On this episode of The Outline World Dispatch, we highlight some people working to make the future better.

Culture Feb 12

World Dispatch: Lil Yachty’s favorite SpongeBob episode

And other revelations on this episode of The Outline World Dispatch.

The Future Feb 08

World Dispatch: Playing god with the water

On this episode: How artificial wave technology is shaking up what it means to surf

Culture Jan 29

When Patti LuPone lifts her arms, my soul is saved

Sometimes giving the audience what they want is enough.

Culture Dec 19

When a good movie becomes evil

The ‘Moonlight’ vs. ‘La La Land’ debate around February’s Oscars underscored a flawed way people processed art in 2017.

Culture Nov 30

The enduring power of aunties

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

Culture Sep 27

Long live the group chat

A look at the beauty, ubiquity, and therapy of group chats for black and brown people.

Culture Aug 30

“The Great Comet” will never die

A farewell to a musical that reinvigorated my love for live art.

Culture Aug 28

Season of lust

A photo essay and playlist inspired by the things we crave.

Power Apr 26

Who watches the men? #2: Hillary's escape

Part two of a Trump-era comic inspired by ‘Watchmen.’

Culture Mar 22

Gold Standard: Vicks VapoRub

Kid-tested. West Indian grandma-approved.

Culture Feb 14

Gold Standard: Popeyes fried chicken

Have you ever been in love?

Power Jan 20

Who watches the men? #1: Trump rises

We reimagined the start of Trump’s presidency as a ‘Watchmen’ comic — because nothing is real anymore.

Culture Dec 28

‘Final Fantasy’ taught me how to be a friend

The games shaped my early ideas of devotion, love, and risk.

Power Dec 27

The RNC’s press releases aren’t just confused about royalty

Happy Christma-Diwa-Hannu-Kwanzaa to all.

The Future Dec 25

A climate expert is optimistic about California’s steady rain

Drought-stricken southern California is getting sustained rains.

Power Dec 22

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing at Trump's inauguration

They've also sung for LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes.

Culture Dec 22

Weight Watchers stock leaps 14% on Oprah's weight loss

Oprah, who has 10 percent stake in the company, says she lost 40 pounds on the program.

Power Dec 21

There's power in pockets

Clare Mullaney explores the social advantage of pockets in history for The Atlantic.

Power Dec 21

The US returned some post-war land to Japan

Lingering US bases are still an issue for residents of Okinawa.

Power Dec 20

Photographer recounts what it's like to document an assassination

Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici witnessed Andrei Karlov's death.

Power Dec 13

Mexico had 17,063 homicide cases in the first 10 months of 2016

It's the highest 10-month tally since 2012, The New York Times reports.

Culture Dec 06

Pulse owner rejects deal to sell nightclub to city of Orlando

“This decision truly came just from my heart,” Barbara Poma said.

 
Culture Dec 01

Final Fantasy's “72-hour” boss fight is just fantasy

A YouTube gamer defeated the giant turtle boss in about an hour.

Culture Nov 29

'Hamilton' had the highest-grossing week in Broadway history

Ten dolla dolla bills

 
Power Nov 25

Donald Trump's NYT interview was a journalistic embarrassment

All the softball questions that are fit to print

Power Nov 16

It’s weird that presidents just kinda stick around after they are president

But it'd be cool if Obama pretended he was still president.

Power Nov 16

Steve Bannon talking about the world is terrifying

He discussed his views on global nationalism in a 2014 Skype interview.

Power Nov 01

The pope says women priests will be banned forever

Pope Francis stuck to the church's stance on the issue when asked recently.

 
Power Oct 17

Oct. 17: Who is Donald Trump blaming today?

Hmmm.

 
Power Oct 17

The battle for Iraq's second-largest city

Troops in Iraq are trying to take back Mosul from ISIS.

Power Sep 30

USA Today doesn't want you to vote for Donald Trump

They're fed up.