The myth of the “Millennial-friendly city”
Take it from me, the only thing that happens when a bunch of Millennials move to your city is that it will start to suck.
The dangerous shortcomings of forensic science
Junk forensic science is responsible for putting many innocent people behind bars. Can the field be advanced to prevent this?
Why British food is terrible
It has nothing to do with World War II.
Andrew Yang and the New American Tories
What links celebrity Yang supporters like Dave Chappelle, Rivers Cuomo, and Norm MacDonald?
Roger Scruton helped make things worse
The British philosopher is being widely eulogized as a man of noble mind and generous heart. Hardly.
I’m mad online and I’m going to keep taking it and not log off ever because I love tweeting
There is a kind of catharsis in getting mad online, but it is a hollow form of release.
Did Canada really abolish solitary confinement?
Sort of, but they may have replaced it with something worse.
The history of Catholic teaching on abortion isn’t as clear cut as you think
Its position has hardly been “unchangeable” throughout the past two millennia.
The crucial difference between Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn
Sanders, blessedly, is capable of being a bit of a dick.
The stock market is on fire. Are we about to get burned?
For millennials, whose lives have been defined by the 2008 crash, Wall Street gains seem to spell disaster for normal people.
Facebook vigilantes are poisoning dogs in Myanmar
How dog-haters are exploiting a public health crisis to pointlessly kill canines in the city of Yangon.
“Queer” as in… what, exactly?
The spaces we invoke by using the term don’t always do justice to our imaginations.
When a whisper network fails
Rumors and innuendo about a man’s bad behavior can only go so far.
What if modern conspiracy theorists are altogether too media literate?
When faced with a book-length onslaught of brain-breaking conspiracies like “Revolution Q,” and the Qanon movement behind it, we might start asking if we're getting things exactly backwards.
The people in power will let your country burn
The response from the Australian government and media to the country’s unprecedented fires are a bleak vision of everyone’s future.
How to be wrong
When the stakes are high, we must embrace the possibility we just aren’t right.
“The Gang Fixes 10 Downing Street”
UK political advisor Dominic Cummings has a plan to reimagine the civil service, and it sounds strikingly familiar.
Who is the world’s No. 1 bad guy?
Opponents of war don’t need to equivocate over the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Remember when literally all of this happened already?
The same craven motherfuckers who sold us the Iraq War are back on the TV.
Santa isn’t real, and health care is a human right
What’s the right age to tell your kids hard truths about the world?