The Gist
The Gist
Oct. 4 2017 7:59 PMYou Poor SeoulA retired military man explains why any show of force against North Korea will hurt our allies in the south.
Oct. 2 2017 7:33 PMThe Rage Was Already ThereAuthor Masha Gessen on what we get wrong when we try to explain the psychology of mass shooters.
Sept. 28 2017 8:48 PMRecentering American PoliticsCan the left and right ever agree?
Sept. 26 2017 7:22 PMMark Lilla’s Advice for LiberalsThe author of one of the most polarizing columns of the past year thinks you may have misunderstood his argument.
Sept. 22 2017 8:08 PM2007 Defined the Next Decade in PopHip-hop and R&B dominated the charts, but digital sales are what mattered.
Sept. 20 2017 6:38 PMCredit Where Credit Is DueThe credit reporting bureaus don’t care about you. Why should they?
Sept. 18 2017 8:19 PMWas Booger Really a Nerd?Actor Curtis Armstrong on the deeper message within Revenge of the Nerds.
Sept. 14 2017 9:49 PMWhich Type Are You?Author Gretchen Rubin sorts people into four major personality types: Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder.
Sept. 12 2017 8:27 PMThe Hygiene HypothesisShould you let your kids eat dirt?
Sept. 8 2017 5:48 PMPatricia Williams Isn’t JokingThe comedian known as Ms. Pat started doing standup 15 years ago. Her caseworker got her into it.
Sept. 6 2017 7:55 PMMusic Is SexFrom gospel to rock, it’s all about sex.
Sept. 1 2017 8:21 PMIs Amazon a Monopoly?NPR’s Robert Smith wonders whether tech giants like Amazon and Google really need to be reined in.
Aug. 30 2017 7:21 PMShake It Off, TaylorIs there a person underneath all the celebrity angst?
Aug. 28 2017 10:21 PMShield LawWhy journalist Al Letson rushed to protect an agitator at an anti-hate rally in Berkeley over the weekend.
Aug. 24 2017 9:07 PMAmerica Is Weird About SexWe don’t know how to talk about sex—or teach it.
Oct. 3 2017 6:22 PMThe Presidency is ImpossibleHow the world changed the presidency and doomed the office to failure.
Sept. 29 2017 7:39 PMKurt Andersen’s History of American WackadoodlesHave we always been this disconnected from reality? Very possibly, yes.
Sept. 27 2017 7:44 PMIt’s Time to Rethink Puerto RicoBeing a territory helped Puerto Rico. Just not enough.
Sept. 25 2017 7:36 PMDavid Litt is D.C. FunnyA former Obama speechwriter on why a president needs to get the joke.
Sept. 21 2017 7:17 PMDylan Moran Will Say It to Your FaceIf you’ve gone through the trouble to craft a perfect joke about American girth, why dial it back for an American audience?
Sept. 19 2017 7:22 PMThe Frat Doesn’t Have Your BackFraternities protect themselves, but not their members.
Sept. 15 2017 7:42 PMTed Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomThe musician’s latest album offers a serenity prayer for political obsessives.
Sept. 13 2017 7:36 PMChris Gethard Wrestles With ComedyHow WWE tropes inform The Chris Gethard Show.
Sept. 11 2017 7:32 PMNnamdi Asomugha’s Drama SchoolThe former NFL cornerback says football prepared him to be an actor.
Sept. 7 2017 4:59 PMThree Cheers for HoustonNatural disaster experts are marveling at the low death toll in southeast Texas. What accounts for it?
Sept. 5 2017 7:54 PMChoosing Who Gets FloodedNPR’s Wade Goodwyn surveys the damage after Harvey.
Aug. 31 2017 6:37 PMDan Savage on the Nashville StatementYou can only be gay if you give up love and happiness.
Aug. 29 2017 7:56 PMThe Flood Trap That Houston BuiltHow unchecked development in the Houston suburbs added to the nightmare of Tropical Storm Harvey.
Aug. 26 2017 7:07 AMMismatchNew York Times critic Wesley Morris on the unsettling race play at the center of the Mayweather­–McGregor fight.
Aug. 23 2017 7:24 PMSure, Punching Nazis Feels Good …But are the antifa in the right?