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.
Electric scooters force you to decide how much of a dick you are willing to be
Is fracturing the social order a tradeoff for getting somewhere a little faster?
Ode to the Dark Universe
Mourning the cinematic universe we surely deserved: an absolutely bonkers one.
What I wouldn’t do for a good night’s sleep
The CBD backlash has already begun, but at least one product aimed at aspirational sleepers is attempting to answer those doubts.
I’m Upset: I hate when New York Magazine’s Grub Street Diet talks about L.A.
Do not say to me the word Sqirl.
Does anyone want to hear a story???
Viral Twitter tales are often bullshit, but being made-up isn’t the worst thing about them.
Meet Lord Rod, the sweet potato king of Yokohama, Japan
There’s only one thing to call a person who installs an oven to roast sweet potatoes on the back of their Mazda Miata: a legend.
The debate over free speech deserves a better subject than Steven Crowder
The YouTube firebrand is offensive, sure, but he’s also fundamentally banal.
In what sense is a drone a type of animal?
When we struggle to understand machines of war, we often turn to zoology.
Tomorrow 166: Don’t cancel Keanu
He's all we have left.
What we loved this week: ‘Riverdale’ gets somehow crazier, Stephen King shows us the end of the world, ‘Cities: Skylines’ is like ‘SimCity’ without the B.S.
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of June 10, 2019.
Press “like” to pay your Father’s Day respects
Social media makes navigating the holiday when you no longer have a father very fraught, but it doesn't have to be so bad.
AAFU: I slept with my best friend’s boyfriend
I feel terrible. How do I get her to forgive me?
The lack of dedicated LGBTQ media is a disaster
Faulty reporting and ceding ground to the right will continue as long as news outlets keep cutting back on LGBTQ coverage.
Don’t slow that bus down, we’ve got places to be
‘Speed,’ which turned 25 this month, is a beautiful movie about the importance of public transportation.
We should turn tech against the people who make it
A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg gleefully talking about the data he “stole” puts Facebook’s sanctimonious approach to moderation to the test.
Topher Grace should only play villains
No actor captures the self-interested smarminess of modern evil quite like Topher Grace does.
There is nothing more depressing than “positive news”
The world is often a bummer, but a whole ecosystem of podcasts and Facebook pages have sprung up to assure you that things are actually great.
I’m Upset: The only thing worse than craft beer is craft liquor
Take everything that annoys you about craft breweries and make it all 20 times more expensive.