The sharing economy is going to innovate us into the Victorian Era
A sociologist shares stories from members of the new American underclass.
The biggest mystery on TV is how every show became a puzzle box
‘Westworld,’ ‘Russian Doll,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ and many, many more — today’s shows ask us to solve The Big Secret one meticulous step at a time.
Tomorrow 156: The secret knowledge
It won't be found on Instagram.
Your insurance premium is about to rise like the sea levels
Insurers are adjusting their models to account for the onslaught of fires, floods, and weather disasters that will come with a warming climate.
What we loved this week: Navigating the Troubles on ‘Derry Girls,’ dying a lot in ‘Dead Cells,’ learning to make lunch from YouTube
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of March 18, 2019.
We almost had an American Egg Boy
Recently released Secret Service records show that law enforcement stopped a guy from organizing a mass egg-throwing at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Facebook has more options for removing bad content than it will admit
The company's reaction to the Christchurch shooting betrays a lack of proactive action.
AAFU: My friends are hanging out without me
How do I bring this up without sounding petty?
Serving is skilled labor
Despite more and more Americans working in the service industry, these jobs still aren't generally considered worthy careers.
This year’s hottest cultural trend is eggs
From Eggboy to heart health, the oval food has been in the news a lot.
There is a vast conspiracy to convince you Trump is good at golf
Donald Trump’s reputation as a good golfer is a house of cards, and I’m here to blow it all down.
I miss bad weed
Does this make me old and out of touch? Dunno, how about I smoke a modern vape pen and fixate on that for the next few hours.
Kids are refusing the world we plan to leave them
The Youth Climate Strike highlights a new wave of activism among young people who are terrified of climate change.
The new auteurs of gaming
Blockbuster video games like ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ have gotten boring, but there’s never been a more diverse crop of engaging, budget-friendly games to play instead.
We can never speak freely
At most, and with some effort, we can learn to speak well.
Tomorrow 155: 2020 battle royale
It's like Fortnite but we could all die.
We are already ruled by “private governments,” and they suck
The “private governments” created by companies such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook are as stupid and corrupt as conservatives think our real government is.
A Democratic presidential candidate’s curious alt-right fandom
The “Yang Gang” loves Andrew Yang’s unconventional political ideas, and they love making memes about his unlikely shot at taking the White House.
Belief in aliens could be America’s next religion
‘American Cosmic’ explores how the once-fringe phenomenon has taken root among the powerful.
Evergreen State campus police finally found an excuse to get some AR-15s
After a decade of trying, police at the overwhelmingly liberal Olympia, WA college used a culture-war controversy to arm themselves with assault rifles. But do semiautomatic weapons make a campus safer?