We Work Hard for Less Money
In terms of “real wages,” we make less than our grandparents did. At least we have air conditioning.
Working On Our Night MovesBob Seger’s YouTube comments tell a story of sex, nostalgia, and mortality.
My Friend Became a Staunch Anti-Vaxxer. Now What?Dear Prudence reminds us that ending a friendship can be hard, but getting the measles is worse.
What Is R-Nought, and How Is It Helping to Fight Ebola?Epidemiologists combating the deadly virus rely on a mathematical model to predict its spread.
Stop Freaking Out About Your KidsHow evangelical-parenting Nazis are sucking all the fun out of raising children.
Louisiana Isn’t Boot-Shaped AnymoreThe Gist on how erosion is literally changing the map of the Pelican State.
A Good Analogy Is Like Mike PescaIt tells you what you need to know and helps to clarify complicated issues.
Musician RebornXavier Dphrepaulezz, aka Fantastic Negrito, shares his journey from 1980s Oakland gutters to black roots music.
Comedian Jen Kirkman Doesn’t Want Kids. Cue Outrage.The hypothetical next generation would like to thank this talented stand-up for not procreating.
The Serial Podcast Ending Is TBDPlease don’t let this investigative series turn out to be contemplation about the nature of truth.
Thanks Bro, Now Get the Hell Out of FeminismSlate’s Amanda Hess explains why male allies are sometimes important, and sometimes the worst.
The Eight-Glasses-of-Water-a-Day MythMaria Konnikova explains why there’s a drought of studies about the optimal level of hydration.
George Carlin Gets His WayWhy the legendary comedian deserves to have a f--king street named in his honor.
Bedbugs: Disgusting Nuisance, Great MusicalBedbugs!!! the musical grows in popularity, while bedbugs the pests have grown in population.
Qatar: Friend or Frenemy?Our largest Middle East military base is there, but what is the U.S. getting in exchange?
True Tales of Andy Warhol’s Sex CouchSixties art house erotica was provocative, but was it a turn on?
Has Cheating Cured Him of Cheating?Dear Prudence admirably resists the urge to say “I told you so!” with a past letter writer.
Why Economists Don’t Have Many FriendsAdam Davidson makes the abstract intellectual argument about government spending that no one wants to hear.
Wanted: More Good Words for Bad SmellsFood linguist Dan Jurafsky explains why we need words for the urine smell of stairwells, a whiff of rancid oil, and the bloody scent of fish.
Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Scores Big With Ben-HurThe (second) highest-grossing silent film of all time gets a new sound.
Ken Follett’s Case for Long NovelsWhy the experience of a novel can hold your attention better than the most viral YouTube video.