Everything happens so much
Our experience of calendar time has come unmoored. We may need to consider an alternative.
The are 15 months until the election. The race is already dumb as hell.
If you thought the hacks had learned a lesson about campaign coverage from 2016 you will be disappointed.
What’s left of liberalism?
Why the left and right both seem to agree that liberalism has failed us.
We tell ourselves conspiracy theories in order to live
The search for capital-T Truth is a futile but alluring one.
“The stresses of poverty are written in their skin, in their bones, and in their teeth”
As Donald Trump escalates his attempts to seal the border, medical examiners in Pima County, Arizona prepare for more bodies.
Dear God, let us pray on whether to tax churches
In a functional, fair, and modern society, religion wouldn’t have to be anywhere near as lionized as charity or the arts. But our society is not like that.
Drinking too much water will kill me, and I don’t care
This is a true story, and also a metaphor.
Nick Kyrgios as religious experience
He is the only tennis player capable of transcending the efficiency of the modern game to show us something more beautiful.
Podcasts should stick to exonerating the innocent
In The Dark proved that Curtis Flowers was railroaded by an unjust system. Why offer up another suspect?
Sans serif, sans progressive policies
How campaign branding came to be a way for candidates to signal their progressive bona fides without actually having them.
Glenn Kessler sucks and that’s a fact
Fact checking tells us nothing about politics and everything about the Washington Post's star Whopper decider.
Can we abolish time?
An island in Norway wants to cut ties with the clock so residents are free to mow their lawns at 4 a.m.
There are concentration camps in America
The idea that Nazi analogies are verboten when describing U.S. detainment camps is absurd.
Slender Man for Boomers
The offshoots of the QAnon conspiracy theory have gone to even darker places.
We live in an age of Assholes
The worst people in the world get all the attention, but what can we do about it?
If a climate apocalypse is imminent, should we bother paying our debts?
A serious answer to a half-serious question.
Secrets and lies at Guantanamo Bay
Listening devices, FBI informants, and gag orders… these are just some of the ways that the U.S. is mishandling classified information in the Al Qaeda trials.
Raytheon said “Gay Rights!”
On the disorienting language of late-stage Pride.
Does anyone want to hear a story???
Viral Twitter tales are often bullshit, but being made-up isn’t the worst thing about them.
The debate over free speech deserves a better subject than Steven Crowder
The YouTube firebrand is offensive, sure, but he’s also fundamentally banal.