The Outline


Power Jan 17

What exactly do we want from the author of ‘Cat Person’?

On our endless fascination with women telling us about themselves for the first time.

Power Jan 17

Getting arrested for nunchuck possession was the best thing that ever happened to me

Also the most embarrassing.

Power Jan 16

Do what you love and you will never stop working

It will probably involve bartending, at some point.

Power Jan 15

Is it hopepunk to have a baby?

Maybe a very cozy-looking baby. If we read it ‘Harry Potter.’

Power Jan 11

The Grindr lawsuit that could change the internet

In a novel legal attack, lawyers are arguing that the app is liable for abusive users.

Power Jan 08

Of course Mark Cuban is going to run for president

He’s rich, self-important, reality-TV famous, and a moron. Why wouldn’t he?

Power Jan 04

Servers are making memes about us

Restaurant workers are overworked, underpaid, and venting about it online.

Power Jan 03

The Robinhood app is a very nice-looking way to go broke

The free stock-trading service puts both retirement planning and recreational gambling in your pocket.

Power Dec 31

The year in far-right batshittery

They came, they saw, they melted down.

Power Dec 31

‘Q’ the end credits for the internet’s lamest conspiracy theory

Unfortunately, the end times are likely not nigh, despite what far-right cranks say online.

Power Dec 18

Dying to be big

After a shocking death made headlines, the question remains: Why do men risk their lives getting silicone injections?

Power Dec 18

For paper of record, yuppie migration patterns an evergreen concern

The best times the ‘New York Times’ was impressed that wealthy young people were leaving the city.

Power Dec 17

The boomer humor writers warned us about all of this

Should we have listened to Dave Barry and Al Roker? The answer is obviously no, but maybe also yes?

Power Dec 13

Experience: I am in love with this personal essay series

Where else can you learn what it is like to be swallowed by a hippo?

Power Dec 12

The cold comfort of the Make-a-Wish Foundation

What my internship with the beloved non-profit taught me about its limitations.

Power Dec 11

Demon UnderneathJohn DeLorean and the Invention of the Future

Long before Elon Musk, a visionary automaker showed how ugly the American Dream could be.

Power Dec 10

Want to make friends with a despot? Give them a puppy.

On the unlikely phenomenon of “dog diplomacy.”

By Will Hagle

Power Dec 05

Deployed for the holidays

Troops at the border missed Thanksgiving to carry out an ill-defined and unjustifiable mission. They weren’t alone.

Power Dec 04

Was the missionary killed on a remote island trying to end the world?

What John Chau's affiliation with a group called All Nations reveals about his motives.

Power Nov 29

If the Big Cow is a lie then to hell with the truth