Gihad for the Calif8New York City’s police commissioner explains why obvious errors in the terror hoax helped the city avoid another a school closing.
Do We Get the Government We Deserve?Why many politicians love to evoke the states’ rights (and Elvis) when explaining their opposition to gay marriage.
Woodrow Wilson’s Racist LegacyThe former Princeton president screened Birth of a Nation and supported segregation.
The Amazing Self-Restraint of the Pro-Life MovementIf the pro-life movement actually believes abortion is government-sanctioned infanticide, why aren’t more clinics under attack?
The Most Dangerous Belief Is Not Believing in Gun ControlWe’ll never know what killers are really thinking. But we can make them less deadly.
Thank God This Guy’s PresidentThe right and wrong things Obama is doing in both his actions and rhetoric when it comes to ISIS.
The Parents of Jordan DavisSeeking justice for their son politicized Ron Davis and Lucia McBath and made them the subjects of a new HBO documentary.
From Carson’s Couch to Nixon’s Enemies ListDavid Steinberg’s satirical comedy got him on the Tonight Show more than 100 times and led Nixon to hire professional hecklers.
Psychic Spies and the CIAWhy the government spent millions researching remote viewing, but finally abandoned the project in the 1990s.
150 Foiled Terrorism PlotsSince 9/11, U.S. law enforcement efforts have successfully deterred another major terror attack. How long can that last?
A Devastating Film About Facing AdulthoodJames White is a somber, well-acted indie film about life and death, influenced by the third season of Law and Order.
Is 35 the Ovum/Under?When should fertility panic set in? Maria Konnikova lays out the risks and debunks the myths.
Why Trump Wasn’t Funny on SNLToday’s Spiel attempts to bring meaning to the shambles that was Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live.
May the Pastiche Be With YouThe multitudes of interwoven references in Star Wars films make them great art.
Dollar Strong, Euro WeakFinancial reporter Adam Davidson discusses the puzzling inaction of the European Central Bank amid Europe’s economic crises.
Is Cryotherapy BS?It’s the latest fad in sports medicine and beauty treatments, but are we better off with an ice pack?
“If Syed Leaves the Party, Call the Cops”In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, a reminder that the most dangerous conclusions to jump to are about Muslim Americans.
Is Income Inequality Our Biggest Problem?Should we be more concerned with median wage stagnation and full employment? We get into the weeds with Vox’s Ezra Klein.
The Current Standing of Standing DesksYou come into someone’s office. They offer you a seat. Is it appropriate to reply, “Are you trying to kill me?”
Playwright David HareHe’s written roles performed by Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, and Meryl Streep. We’ll hear the story of his formation as a writer and artist.
Only 10 Percent of Our Brains?Maria Konnikova makes the other 90 percent of our noggins ache with confusion.
Was Paris a Tactical Mistake?Our guest suggests ISIS might have sacrificed its dream of the caliphate in order to attack Paris.
Subtlety Sucks!Our guest is tired of art that privileges subtlety over directness. We’ll hear out the finest nuances of his argument.
Chaka Khan vs. Deep Purple vs. The SmithsThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the only time we’ll ever have to compare the merits of Steve Miller and Janet Jackson. No contest, right?