The Academy’s Dirty SecretAn astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.
Puff Puff BrassThe Colorado Symphony Orchestra staged a marijuana-friendly concert. It wasn’t easy.
The Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
The Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
The Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
The Humor CodeEntry 1: What, exactly, makes something funny? A bold new attempt at a unified theory of comedy.
Your Money StinksWhy banks won’t do business with the marijuana industry. (And why it’s a huge problem.)
“Need Room to Grow?”Marijuana-friendly real estate agents and other enterprising businesspeople looking to make a bundle from Colorado’s weed industry.
Watched PotColorado has a wildly ambitious plan to track every legal marijuana plant from seed to sale. Will it work?
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana OffenderWhat should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Baking BadHow dabbing—smoking potent, highly processed hash oil—could blow up Colorado’s legalization experiment.
Dime StoreHow lucrative is it to be one of Colorado’s legal marijuana dealers? (Not as lucrative as being an illegal one.)
Basketball, Football, and Hockey Are All the Same GameWhat big data can teach us about our favorite sports.
How Mass Shooters Get Their Guns Here are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal Why the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Financial Firms Hire Academics to Conduct Favorable Research. This One Got Caught, Thanks to Elizabeth Warren.
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Man Bun A man and a woman who sometimes wears a bun debate.
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