An extremely pointless law is about to ban public officials from spending taxpayer money on paintings of themselves
It’s called — wait for it — the “EGO Act.”
Buzz off, Boomers
Baby Boomers were set up to succeed. So why do they love complaining about Millennials so much?
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
International journalists are making a new kind of protest music to escape censorship
A new music/journalism project is taking advantage of streaming services.
If you live in America you are almost certainly not being censored
A history of the censorship regime in apartheid South Africa reveals the disingenuousness of writers today.
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.
World Dispatch: Meet the teachers who fought in West Virginia
The strike is over but war is not. We talk to two teachers who were on the front lines, today on The Outline World Dispatch.
Further proof that Scientology is extremely lame
Nobody gives a shit about your Instagram “epic art wall,” dude.
Connecticut has declared war on coyotes
But the state’s proposal to allow night hunting of the animals just might make its coyote problem worse.
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.
The false hope of parole
Parole boards determine the fate of thousands of prisoners, but they’re marred by corruption and malfeasance.
The next governor of New York might be a Miranda
Cynthia Nixon is reportedly throwing her name in the ring.
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.
Uber is contesting the MIT study that found their drivers make less than minimum wage before taxes
But they’re not talking about how Uber encourages its drivers to declare a loss on those taxes.
A new court ruling could provide more protection for the homeless
A Washington state judge has found that if you live in your car, then your car is your home, and that the police can’t impound your home.