I’m Upset: Dusting is a waste of time
Nothing is a better metaphor for the futility of life than the never-ending accumulation of dust.
There’s something fishy about plant-based tuna
Will fishless tuna alternatives actually save the oceans, or are they just a bland-tasting attempt to capitalize off the Impossible Burger’s success?
The organization telling the stories of the Japanese-American incarceration
Densho content director Brian Niiya talks about the importance of archiving memories and experiences of the World War II camps.
Everything happens so much
Our experience of calendar time has come unmoored. We may need to consider an alternative.
The are 15 months until the election. The race is already dumb as hell.
If you thought the hacks had learned a lesson about campaign coverage from 2016 you will be disappointed.
What’s left of liberalism?
Why the left and right both seem to agree that liberalism has failed us.
Beliebering the point
Justin Kuritzkes’ debut novel ‘Famous People’ explores the smooth-brained inner life of a contemporary pop star.
We tell ourselves conspiracy theories in order to live
The search for capital-T Truth is a futile but alluring one.
A Good Place: The happy accident of mistakenly logging onto gail.com
Gail knows you were trying to go to gmail but typed “gail.com” instead, and she’s fine with it.
What we loved this week: ‘Los Espookys’ lives up to the hype, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is finally online, and wearing a hat on vacation is frankly transformative
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of July 8, 2019.
AAFU: Someone told me my best friend is a rapist
I’ve cut off all contact, but he still wants to know why.
“The stresses of poverty are written in their skin, in their bones, and in their teeth”
As Donald Trump escalates his attempts to seal the border, medical examiners in Pima County, Arizona prepare for more bodies.
‘Whisper Network’ turns the #MeToo movement into an empowerment fantasy
Chandler Baker’s new novel trivializes the cultural movement.
Dear God, let us pray on whether to tax churches
In a functional, fair, and modern society, religion wouldn’t have to be anywhere near as lionized as charity or the arts. But our society is not like that.
Lexus is betting big on millennials somehow having money
The Lexus UX is a rich old person’s idea of what a rich young person wants to drive.
I’m Upset: Your dinner is ruining my movie
“Dine-in” movie theaters like Nitehawk and the Alamo Drafthouse are fundamentally antithetical to movies themselves.
Manly wedding rings for tough guys who are dudes
My journey through the emerging market for identity-tailored jewelry.
Drinking too much water will kill me, and I don’t care
This is a true story, and also a metaphor.
Meet the ear doctor who thinks Vincent Van Gogh was murdered
The gun that the artist allegedly used to end his own life recently sold for $182,000 at auction. But Dr. Irving Arenberg smells a conspiracy that “Van Goghs” all the way up to the top.
Nick Kyrgios as religious experience
He is the only tennis player capable of transcending the efficiency of the modern game to show us something more beautiful.