The Outline


Culture Mar 17

What’s up with all the buried treasure lately?

The earth has grown tired of hosting our puny yellow rocks.

Power Mar 17

An extremely pointless law is about to ban public officials from spending taxpayer money on paintings of themselves

It’s called — wait for it — the “EGO Act.”

Culture Mar 17

What we loved this week

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of March 12, 2018.

Power Mar 17

Buzz off, Boomers

Baby Boomers were set up to succeed. So why do they love complaining about Millennials so much?

Mar 16

A list of all the places that the sea already came for

From San Francisco to Easter Island, it could all become Atlantis.

Culture Mar 16

Tomorrow Podcast 108: Tomorrow Classic

The flavor you crave

Power Mar 16

Rich people can’t stop buying luxury apartments and not using them

NYC’s rate of vacant apartments has reached an all-time high.

Culture Mar 16

Maryland needs a new state song that doesn’t endorse the Confederacy, and we have suggestions

The new song won’t contain the phrase “Northern scum.”

Culture Mar 16

New ‘Jersey Shore’? Sure, why not.

I'm probably going to watch the Jersey Shore revival.

The Future Mar 16

FEMA won’t say “climate change”

FEMA’s 5-year strategic plan, released on Thursday, makes no mention of “climate change” or “global warming,” which threaten millions of lives and livelihoods.

The Future Mar 16

The first game to actually give a damn about natural black hair

‘The Valley of Gods’ actually took the time to get its protagonist’s hair right, and it looks fantastic.

The Future Mar 15

No, you can’t do an eye test online

The FDA has issued a warning to a website that issues glasses prescriptions from an at-home online test .

Culture Mar 15

Snapchat investors meet their greatest enemy: Rihanna

Her recent Instagram story could play a part in the app’s eventual demise.

Power Mar 15

Tech bros told they’re no longer allowed to colonize French Polynesia

The Seasteading Institute wants to build a libertarian island paradise. Now they have to find a new place to do so.

The Future Mar 15

The legal battle to colonize Mars

International rules to protect outer space may not be enough to stop the United States.

Culture Mar 15

Here’s the state with the most expensive weed

So it better be absolutely amazing

Culture Mar 15

My summer at the saddest apartment complex on television

When I watched Netflix’s ‘Love,’ my past and present collided.

The Future Mar 15

World Dispatch: How the alt-right targets depressed people

Seemingly generic YouTube videos about overcoming depression are gateways into a world of vitriolic extremism. We take a look at some, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Mar 15

A totally normal adult woman learns to ride a bike

Clear eyes, sore ass, can't lose?

The Future Mar 14

Halo Top ice cream too expensive? Hack your own

A DIY community on Reddit is figuring out how to build store-bought diet foods out of the raw materials.