It’s fine to be mean to racists and ghouls
The smug morality of journalists rarely serves anyone but themselves.
How do you fix a broken city?
These might not add up to full-on revolution, but hey, they’re a start.
Tipping reinforces inequality. The restaurant industry wants to keep it that way.
As New York considers reforming its tipping system, restaurant owners have turned to dirty tricks to keep waitstaff wages from rising.
Cheaper paper won’t fix the news
A new bill proposes fixing our very broken media in the dumbest way possible.
ConPRmetidos is rebuilding Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans
Almost one year after Hurricane Maria, a nonprofit called ConPRmetidos is trying to rebuild the island sustainably.
The government is quietly scrubbing information about Obamacare from the internet
A page about the Affordable Care Act’s relation to Medicare was taken down five months ago, according to a new report.
The weirdest Donald Trump story from the Trump Tower hearings
Turns out Donald Trump loves listening to rap songs about himself.
The poet Joseph Massey’s disturbing history of abuse
Multiple women claim he used his influence in the poetry community to harass and manipulate them.
This chart shows just how badly Uber drivers are paid
A new study by the Economic Policy Institute found that Uber drivers in many cities make less than minimum wage.
Bears are after all of our best snacks, and they’re winning
Climate change is causing bears to wake up early and search for alternative food sources.
White House reporters are making bank
D.C. insiders can make up to a quarter-mil for going on tv.
Digital PTSD is real
Journalists covering the alt-right are experiencing the debilitating effects of online harassment and violent imagery.
New data suggests America treats the elderly like shit
It’s Mother’s Day. Please call your grandma and tell her how much you love her.
The Rajneeshees have a wild wild response to ‘Wild Wild Country’
“This was a U.S. government conspiracy, from the White House on down, aimed at thwarting Osho’s vision.”
America’s landfills may be completely full in just 13 years
We could be headed towards a trash reckoning.
The open office trend is a magnet for creeps
A new study suggests that open floor plans may make women uncomfortable.
The ethics of snail mucin
Snail slime skincare is having a moment. But where does the mucin come from, and what happens to the snails?
Introducing Trump “Cabinet Bingo,” the game where everybody loses
Bingo is the perfect metaphor for the chaos of this administration.
Trump hates orange soda
Trump Turnberry, the president’s golf resort in Scotland, recently banned the country’s most popular soda for being too orange.
The creeping spectre of “white genocide”
The conspiracy theory that was once contained to South Africa is spreading worldwide.