Ted Cruz does not live on Planet Earth
By attempting to ridicule Beto O’Rourke for his opposition to police brutality, Cruz is inadvertently giving his opponent a valuable platform.
Hangover IV drips aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
The FTC has charged an IV cocktail company with making false claims.
Remembering the past won’t save us from the future
The curse of Santayana in the age of climate change.
The warped reality of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
In a recent ‘New York Magazine’ interview, the couple would like you to forget everything you know.
French girl fashion is... how do you say... le bullshit
The one trend that refuses to go away.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dumbass
The man who kicked off the FBI Russia probe is a laughing stock in Australia.
Is populism the future for the left?
Chantal Mouffe’s new book is optimistic about radicalizing democracy. Not so fast.
The 2008 bailouts inadvertently laid the groundwork for another financial crisis
We may already be seeing the warning signs.
Dear Donald Trump, your hurricane vlogs aren’t helping
Sincerely, everyone currently being affected by Hurricane Florence.
The case for unionizing comedy
Sketch comics and improv performers can either organize or watch the industry rot.
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other ones
Astra Taylor’s new documentary asks “What is Democracy?”
Stop blaming postmodernism for the rise of Trump
The president lies a lot. This has nothing to do with Derrida.
Can an old-school oil company make a small town cool?
El Dorado, Arkansas’ oil titans hope to turn the town into a popular arts destination.
Ariel, 26, missing
Ariel Begay disappeared in 2017. Her case highlights the many hurdles families of missing indigenous people face.
What’s a car supposed to sound like?
The engine noises we hear from inside our cars are already fake, so why can’t they be fun?
The Postal Service wants to become an ad agency
This is what happens when the government convinces itself it’s a business.
Unsealed FBI documents detail Roger Stone’s Watergate-era dirty tricks
Stone specialized in undermining Richard Nixon’s opponents on the left.
A brief history of batshit conservative boycotts
Mutilating socks, burning disco records, shooting a newspaper with a gun: all surprisingly ineffective forms of objection.
Grief doesn’t have five stages
Despite what we want to believe, there is no linear path through loss.
Phony Neo-Nazi propaganda may have inspired the Louisiana State Police to investigate Antifa
Either that, or there’s a whole lot of racists in the Louisiana State Police Department.