A Good Place: The alternate history of the C-SPAN archives
It's not really the first draft of history, so much as it is the raw notes.
An “explosion of mediocre rubbish coming out online”
An actor assesses the prospects of the theater under pandemic.
‘You gotta think outside of the box to keep yourself entertained’
A professional soccer photographer considers the effects of the pandemic.
‘We’re not going anywhere’
A mail carrier reflects on the impact of coronavirus
‘It took me 10 years to get to where I got’
A New Jersey barber on the toll that COVID-19 is taking on his life.
Coronavirus is putting ‘Vice News Tonight’ on hiatus
An executive announced the news in an email to Vice staff on Tuesday night.
Facebook fumbles its response to coronavirus
The social media giant’s contracted content moderators are only now being sent home.
Coronavirus is causing some real code-red graphic design
The Outline’s in-house design expert critiques the internet's guides to staying healthy.
“Please daven at home, individually.”
The creative response of Jewish communities to the coronavirus crisis.
Can’t self-quarantine, gotta get those reps
For gym-goers, the treadmills still run during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘First Cow’ is a beautiful movie about how we all get milked by the system
Kelly Reichardt's new film shows how capitalism would be unbearable without animals.
An interview with a hand-washing expert about coronavirus
Doctor and ‘Atlantic’ staff writer James Hamblin, the author of the one good story on COVID-19, unpacks what we should be worried about.
Bernie has won the battle of the two zaydes
Michael Bloomberg’s exit from the 2020 race is, kind of, the triumph of Trotsky over Kissinger.
Log off, fools
Before the Super Tuesday deluge, take some quiet time for yourself, and your sanity.
A zillion other conferences have already been called off because of the coronavirus update, but none is more deserving of that fate than SXSW.
It shouldn’t take a pandemic for everyone to be less disgusting
Wash your hands!!
So no one told us the internet was gonna be this way
A conversation with Joanne McNeil about ‘Lurking,’ her new book of tech criticism.
New cars make me want to Saab
Once upon a time, not all cars had to look like folded-up Optimus Prime.
The scariest thing about self-driving cars is how little they actually drive themselves
If you are reading this while driving, knock it off.
Go ahead, rotary phone, try and distract me
Technology nostalgia won’t ever be enough to conquer smartphone addiction.
The Boy Scouts deserves its bankruptcy badge
The once iconic American institution filed for bankruptcy following years of declining membership and catastrophic scandal.
The emptiness of televised Nazi hunting
Amazon's new TV show ‘Hunters’ inadvertently reveals the limits of vengeance.
What Acronym’s derailment in Iowa reveals about our broken system
And how combining clown-car political consulting with tech startups portends disaster.
RIP Blackberry phones — you really fucked us over, but that keyboard was great
The phones that connected everyone to their jobs all the time will be missed.
“Far and away the most disorganized place I’ve ever been a part of”: Inside Acronym’s disastrous foray into the Iowa caucuses
Shadow, a branch of the glossy digital strategy startup, was a mess from the start.
At last, you can take an Uber to see Meghan Markle's new house
Vancouver was the last real holdout against ride-hailing apps in North America — no more.
There isn’t a fair way to kill a grocery store
The future of buying food may leave your favorite places behind.
Brands never say die
Payless ShoeSource is the latest zombie company to reemerge from bankruptcy.
The 5G revolution that isn't
So you’ll be able to watch ‘The Office’ on your phone a little faster. Is it worth it?
Hiding behind a veil of ignorance
There’s not much soul-searching at Facebook, only self-serving rationalizations.
Giving corporations free money doesn't work
Business tax incentives are one of the great policy failures of our time.
In praise of the difficult Jew
In ‘Uncut Gems,’ Adam Sandler plays a more interesting kind of Jew than we typically see on screen.
The city that never sleeps could use a nap
The lights keeping America’s cities lit at night are way too bright.
Uber made it cheaper to take a helicopter than a car to the airport
It’s the unfortunate logical endpoint of our current transit mess.
The WeWork effect
The company's sudden fall reveals the cracks in the startup economy.
I like microwaves: a hot take
They’re ubiquitous and underappreciated. Let’s give the humble microwave its due.
The decade in Domino’s
Once a joke, in the ’10s the company became the biggest pizza chain in the world.
The falling price of a TV set is the story of the American economy
A 50-inch TV for $300 comes with some trade-offs.
Trump is not defining antisemitism correctly, says author of antisemitism definition
Trump's executive order doesn't redefine Judaism, but it does something perhaps worse.
I went to the new zombie Toys “R” Us in Paramus, NJ
A report from one of the recently opened stores bearing the deceased company's name.
Self-cleaning cars are a pipe dream
Uber's new patent for a robot arm to clean your car is pretty dumb.
Avoid Thanksgiving fights by talking about Jeffrey Epstein
Don't bother trying to “win” Thanksgiving. Try this instead.
The FTC has released some strange new videos for influencers
The clips only underscore how much the Federal Trade Commission doesn't do about influencer #ads.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s symphonies deserve the Best Classical Grammy
The Soviet Jewish composer is one of the 20th century’s great classical music talents.
Netflix’s Reed Hastings is a coward
The streaming service is happy to pretend it's a moral force bringing the power of documentary filmmaking to new markets. Until that becomes inconvenient.
Mayor Pete’s cringey Holocaust memorial Instagram actually kind of makes sense
The badly designed memorial is Instagram bait.
The worst influencer in the world is the Israeli military’s Twitter account
What if Denny’s, but apartheid?
Twitter’s decision to ban political ads is misguided and wrong
Jack Dorsey is not a hero for doing this.
It’s not Russia, it’s Facebook
A new “influence operation” on Facebook shouldn’t be an excuse to resurrect Cold War tensions.
Facebook News is a waste of our time
The company’s latest attempt to assist journalism is about saving face, not the news.
WeWork has real victims
The real-estate company's implosion is more than fodder for thought experiments.
I had a chance to confront one of Jeffrey Epstein’s pals. I blew it.
What to do when you see former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak in an airport.
I’m Upset: Tim Cook is a gigantic hypocrite
The supposedly high standard he has set for Apple doesn’t apply to Hong Kong.
Trump 2020 is going to be great business for Facebook
Telling lies in paid advertisements? No problem!
There is no mess Facebook won’t try to hide with a bigger mess
Surprise, Mark Zuckerberg and Co. have bad ideas about what‘s wrong with Facebook.
WeWork is everything wrong with capitalism today
Adam Neumann's exit is just the beginning of bad times ahead.
Sweetgreen’s latest word salad
Don’t believe a restaurant that tells you it’s a tech company
The extremely bad vibes of Adam Neumann
WeWork's CEO has reached unseen levels of corporate absurdity.
If you work for a billionaire, you should never be laid off
Why is Jeff Bezos giving pink slips to anyone at the Washington Post?
Destroy the MIT Media Lab
Its ties to Jeffrey Epstein are just the latest reason to do what should have been done years ago.