Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald
How bad does a beef have to be for a comedian to refuse to go on WTF With Marc Maron?
The Stupid Genius of Dexter GuffBecause the thought-leader/life-hacker/productivity-optimizer trope was ripe for parody.
Why Now With the Weinstein Stories?Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret. What allowed two news giants to put it in print within days of one another?
Oklahoma Is Not OKLow tax rates, failing public services, and a governor who thinks prayer will fix the budget deficit. Why can’t Oklahoma get it together?
You Poor SeoulA retired military man explains why any show of force against North Korea will hurt our allies in the south.
The Rage Was Already ThereAuthor Masha Gessen on what we get wrong when we try to explain the psychology of mass shooters.
Mark Lilla’s Advice for LiberalsThe author of one of the most polarizing columns of the past year thinks you may have misunderstood his argument.
2007 Defined the Next Decade in PopHip-hop and R&B dominated the charts, but digital sales are what mattered.
Which Type Are You?Author Gretchen Rubin sorts people into four major personality types: Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder.
Sarah Kliff on the Big QuestionsIs Obamacare bending the cost curve? Would its demise cause more people to die? Sarah Kliff from Vox weighs in.
The Shia LaBeouf of IslamAymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.
Made-Up CabaretActor Jason Kravits sings from a lesser-known American songbook—the one he creates, on the spot.
Kurt Andersen’s History of American WackadoodlesHave we always been this disconnected from reality? Very possibly, yes.
Dylan 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?
Ted Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomThe musician’s latest album offers a serenity prayer for political obsessives.