The Outline


Power Sep 19

Here’s why an endorsement of Elizabeth Warren drove leftists mad

The process was bad, but it was really about a larger battle.

The Future Sep 19

Tom DeLonge finally proved aliens exist

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the former blink-182 singer, we now know that UFOs are real.

by Drew Millard

The Future Sep 19

The extremely bad vibes of Adam Neumann

WeWork's CEO has reached unseen levels of corporate absurdity.

Power Sep 19

Why Jeffrey Epstein loved evolutionary psychology

And why evolutionary psychologists loved him right back.

The Future Sep 18

Switching your phone to grayscale is a joyless experience

It’s not the color of your smartphone’s screen that makes it so addictive. It’s the fact that it’s a smartphone.

Culture Sep 18

Shane Gillis, Ms. Swan, and when it’s acceptable to make fun of Asians

Of course the fired ‘SNL’ comedian was a ‘MADtv’ guy.

Power Sep 18

“Everything blew through those houses, everything is gone.”

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Dorian, Bahama residents are left to recover on their own.

Power Sep 17

No, “pedo guy” is not a harmless South African slang term

Despite what Elon Musk says, it means a guy who is a pedophile! A pedo guy! Everywhere in the world it means that!

Power Sep 17

Luxury is shit

The future of communism should not involve gold toilets for all.

Power Sep 17

What reparations might look like

How could reparations manifest at an individual and collective level, and what might this say about unrelenting systemic racial inequality?

Culture Sep 16

Please watch Fred Durst’s new movie starring John Travolta

‘The Fanatic’ is one of 2019’s most memorable — and exquisitely terrible — cinematic experiences.

Culture Sep 16

Dieting while Latinx

“Wellness” sometimes comes at the expense of your culture.

Power Sep 16

John Bolton and the end of coherent political narratives

Trump’s national security adviser was fired before he could even start a single war. What is this world we’re living in!

Power Sep 16

It’s nice to be wanted

The story of how I spent two years on the U.S. Marshals’ Top 15 Most Wanted list as a fugitive from justice.

Culture Sep 13

Tomorrow 175: Caroline in the city

Over the influence.

Culture Sep 13

What we loved this week: (Sandy) Alex G has a great new record, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is better than the debates, Bob Ross shows us how to embrace our happy accidents

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of September 9, 2019.

Culture Sep 13

This year’s hottest cultural trend is lemons

Lemons have become the preferred accessory of influencers.

The Future Sep 13

A Good Place: Seeing the world through a spoon

One of the best things about Instagram is finding users who break the expectations of the form.

Culture Sep 12

AAFU: How do I save money?

I am finally in a position to get myself out of debt, but I don’t know how to stop spending frivolously.

Culture Sep 12

Using a spoon to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is fine, actually

Maybe using a spoon is actually even better than using a knife? I don’t know anymore.