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The Black Film Canon

The 50 greatest movies by black directors.

North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Law Just Suffered a Crushing Setback

Harambe the Gorilla’s Death Is a Tragedy, but the Little Boy’s Parents Don’t Deserve the Blame

The Genius, Rule-Breaking Secret to Better Burgers

The Warriors Prove That “Hero Ball” Is Still a Noble Way to Win


Is America’s Rage Real?

While anti-establishment fervor supposedly fuels this election, Americans remain satisfied with the status quo—even optimistic.

The Anti-Marathon

Don’t Run a Marathon

You have better things to do.

Is America Really in an Anti-Establishment Rage?

Don’t Run a Marathon. It Is Potentially Harmful and a Complete Waste of Your Time.

New Brewing Company Thinks Naming Beer After Dainty Shoes Will Make Women Drink It

The Libertarians Can’t Save This Election. The Libertarians Are Nuts.

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