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?
Japan officially recognizes this year has been a disaster
Every year, Japan has a contest for the best word that summarizes the year’s mood.
“Graveyard shift” is even more ominous than it sounds
New research shows that disrupted sleep patterns can increase the risk for diabetes.
The cold comfort of the Make-a-Wish Foundation
What my internship with the beloved non-profit taught me about its limitations.
The best computer is one you hate a little
After a decade of MacBook hell, I entered the awkward and unwieldy world of Windows and love every second of it.
Demon Underneath John DeLorean and the Invention of the Future
Long before Elon Musk, a visionary automaker showed how ugly the American Dream could be.
“subtle asian traits” is neither subtle nor Asian
An occasionally funny, wildly popular Facebook meme group raises questions about who speaks for the diaspora.
The world has no protections for refugees of climate disasters
The 1951 Refugee Convention does not provide for people displaced by the climate changes that results from the selfishness of political leaders.
Ice Cube’s going to blow this whole Trump thing wide open
On his new album ‘Everythang’s Corrupt,’ the legendary rapper recasts himself as a member of #TheResistance.
Giving your location to an app is almost always a bad idea
A new investigation shows how companies hide data collection.
My life with ‘Super Smash Bros.’
For nearly two decades, Nintendo’s fighting game franchise has remained largely the same, allowing it to fit into our lives as necessary.
Want to make friends with a despot? Give them a puppy.
On the unlikely phenomenon of “dog diplomacy.”
By Will Hagle
Tomorrow 142: Tumblr has snapped
Rest in post, Tumblr.
Craigslist Confessional: My girlfriend’s parents made her dump me
“A year into this constant brainwashing, she broke up with me.”
The language of capitalism isn’t just annoying, it’s dangerous
A new book argues that words like “innovation” are doing more than telling you who to avoid at parties.
What we loved this week: The zen wisdom of Garry Shandling, eggnog season, Spotify’s year-end data
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of December 10, 2018.
We need a sponsorship model for mental health
AA and NA provide effective support for substance abusers. Those with mental illness could benefit from a similar program.
My Nintendo DSi is a time capsule I didn’t know I made
When I powered up my old device, I was unexpectedly confronted with who I used to be.
Where will furries go after Tumblr?
Tumblr’s new ban on adult content has the furry community wondering if it should find a new online home.
Deployed for the holidays
Troops at the border missed Thanksgiving to carry out an ill-defined and unjustifiable mission. They weren’t alone.