An open letter to my dog, who won’t come out from under the couch
Nora, please. Come out from under the couch.
The Australian scientist who got magnets stuck up his nose should inspire us all
There is nothing but time for creative pursuits.
America doesn’t have a health care system
Our collection of disparate and competing public and private companies were never going to be able to handle a pandemic.
There was always a way to pay for the programs we need
Money printer go brrrrrrr.
There’s no such thing as “productivity” during a pandemic
Working from home isn’t going to make this any less scary.
Your neighbors are not the disease
It can be tempting to blame each other for the spread of a pandemic, but the real villains are not the idiots standing too close to each other in the park.
Tenured faculty should be showing up for striking grad students
Unlike most workplaces, tenured professors have a near-ironclad degree of job protection. They should be leveraging that to help their exploited colleagues.
Accutane cured my acne. But I had to go to India to get it.
iPledge, a government compliance program, makes the barrier to obtain Accutane unreasonably high, especially for women of color.
RuPaul is fracking at the end of the world
The ongoing collapse of our institutions will not be felt equally, despite what the rich and famous want you to imagine.
Left to ourselves
Whatever happens, the Bernie Sanders campaign matters because it's part of a movement.
The “modern apostles” who want to reshape America ahead of the end times
The Seven Mountain Mandate is a manifesto for conquering all aspects of American life.
I, too, am declining to write the next ‘King Lear’ as a protest against capitalism
Quarantine is already having a bad effect on writers.
Time for some completely unhelpful game theory
Historical precedents and doomsday projections serve their purpose, but focusing on the worst-case scenario is a great way to make yourself sick with anxiety right now.
Coronavirus is putting ‘Vice News Tonight’ on hiatus
An executive announced the news in an email to Vice staff on Tuesday night.
The British government is massively fucking up its coronavirus response
They only just realized their first plan to simply let people die had some issues.
Let’s all chill out a bit about a coronavirus-induced police state
We’re far from “marshall law.”
How freaked out is too freaked out?
It can be tempting to read every single coronavirus story being published right now, but too much information can be overwhelming.
Donald Trump got us a present: It’s Joe Biden
The current centrist Democratic party is something only a reaction to Trumpism could produce.
NBC must release all 20 seasons of ‘Law & Order’
Under quarantine, the people will be divided into two separate yet equally important groups: Those who know how to handle long stretches indoors, and those who do not. We both need our stories. DUN DUN.
It’s insane that the U.S. doesn’t have paid sick days
During a global pandemic, Congress still wants you to go to work.