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Don’t Blame Depression for the Germanwings Crash

That’s not what made Andreas Lubitz murder 149 people.

If Loretta Lynch’s AG Nomination Fails, It Could Be a Democrat’s Fault

John Calipari Is Not Just Another Cog in the Evil NCAA Machine

Noah Baumbach’s Golden Years

A Baumbach maniach on While We’re Young.

Why It’s Not So Unconscionable for Women to Make a Buck Selling Their Breast Milk


Can We Still Trust Guinness World Records?

The zany reference book has evolved into a profit-driven conglomerate serving publicity-hungry clients.

Future Tense

Is This Thing On?

The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.

The Guinness World Records Were Once Awe-Inspiring and Hilarious. Now They’re Just Shady. 

It Could Be a Really Bad Idea for Us to Contact Aliens

A New Play Tries to Get Us to Understand and Appreciate Justice Scalia. That’s Impossible.

Africa’s Largest Lake Is So Polluted That Parts of It Can No Longer Support Life

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