We will never find dignity in air travel
There will always be stories about the wrong way to behave on a plane, but we need not fight about them.
A stench in the nostrils of God
The rancid smell of hog facilities in North Carolina has led to a dirty and protracted legal battle.
Canada is fake
What Americans think of as their friendly neighbor to the north, if they think of it at all, is a scam.
Will we ever be free of Pete Buttigieg?
The myth of electability has forced him on us all, and he’s going to have to be stopped over and over again.
Bernie takes North Carolina
At a rally in Durham, NC last week, the Democratic frontrunner offered a new vision for how to flip a swing state.
Area Nigerian man not secretly Buttigieg campaign adviser
We spoke to the mysterious Chinedu, who is not Buttigieg senior adviser Lis Smith.
The limits of a “Me Too” movie
‘The Assistant’ aims for an unsparing account of office power dynamics, but it is mostly dull to watch someone else go to an office.
Ezra Klein’s solution to cure what ails America: Be more like Ezra Klein
‘Why We’re Polarized’ is the first book from the wonkish wunderkind turned media mogul.
Time for Joe Biden to ride off into the sunset
The macho, swaggering 20th-century American politician is a thing of the past.
If you can’t beat them, call them Trumpian
Ireland’s ascendent Sinn Féin party is nothing like Trump, but that hasn’t stopped critics from levying an increasingly banal attack.
The most fascinating riot you’ve never heard of
The Astor Place Opera House Riot of 1849 combined two of 19th-century America’s favorite pastimes: going to the theater and rioting.
‘The Irishman’ looks like shit and that’s why it’s brilliant
The failure of its de-aging technology transforms what might’ve been a plodding, overlong film into a masterful meditation on memory and fate.
Trump’s farcical plan for “peace” in the Middle East
Announced last week, the plan wishes Palestinians would disappear.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they didn’t rig the Iowa Caucus
Conspiracy theories aren’t always true, but that doesn’t mean something isn’t up.
Iowans don’t deserve this national embarrassment
Many of us on the ground worked hard to convince people their voices matter and would be heard.
Cause of death: passive hanging
David Gueits Jr.’s family wants Pennsylvania officials to explain exactly how he died in custody.
Are we all members of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?
The desire for humanity to go extinct seems crazy, but it may also be the dominant ideology of our time.
The California law that pits artists against Uber drivers
The passage of AB-5 speaks to the promise and the difficulty of tearing down the gig economy.
Raising a person in a culture full of types
We probably shouldn’t be telling children that who they are determines what they do.
Grief for a lost future and an eroded past
The places my father loved have disappeared, and so have my memories of him.