Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?
The linguistic tics that reveal self-doubt.
This Video Essay Is Great on Richard Linklater’s Subtle, Intimate Cinematography
Federal Judge Rules Colorado Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
Arizona Man Gasps and Snorts During Lethal Injection Execution That Took Nearly Two Hours
GM Makes a Solid Run at Recalling Every Car It’s Ever Made
Apple’s iPad Problem
Why aren’t more people buying tablets?
Should Clothing Ever Be Optional?
The Gist strips down to the naked truths about nudists with writer Dave Hill.
Help! I Don’t Know Which Fiscal Quarter I’m In.
Putin Isn’t Panicking
The Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
In Praise of Puppy-Filled Workplaces
China’s Bubonic Plague Response Seems a Little Extreme
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Why Can’t We Stop Talking About "Bikini Bodies"?
America’s Flight 17
The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.
Ukrainian Rebel Says Rebels Had Anti-Aircraft Missile System
Hey Look, Obama Has Reduced Income Inequality (Sort Of)
Now There Are Two Weird Holes in Siberia
Plagiarism Probably Just Ended a Senate Race in Montana
The All England Club discovered that its annual Wimbledon yearbook was full of plagiarism. The club kept selling it anyway.
While the World Was Watching Gaza and Ukraine, Things Have Only Gotten Worse in Iraq and Syria
The Hit Songs That Have Been Completely Forgotten, in One Chart
The United Methodist Church Is Split on Gays. But Is Schism the Answer?
Andrew Cuomo Says It’s OK That He Shut Down an Ethics Commission, Because He Started It
A Boyhood and Harry Potter Mashup 12 Years in the Making
What Should a Gentleman Tip a Racist Cabdriver?
Stiff the chump? Throw a wad of bills in his face?
Gandhi's 1942 Letter to FDR, Asking For Support For Indian Independence
Seth Meyers Found a Way to Make New Yorker Cartoons Really Funny
Netizen Report: Censorship and Social Media Sneakiness Abound in Southeast Asia
Blue Angels Scandal Involves Genitalia Painting So Large It Could Be Seen on Google Maps
Do Dogs Get Jealous?
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NRA Commentator: Kids Should Be Required to Learn How to Shoot a Gun in School
How to Get Ahead as a Woman in Tech: Interrupt Men
Sad Jack White Is the New Sad Kanye Is the New Sad Keanu
Why the Halbig Decision Is Nothing for Republicans to Celebrate
It’s actually incredibly dangerous.
Baby’s Body Image
My mother is obsessed with my 1-year-old’s weight.
When Did TV Shows Start to Break Racial Barriers?
Scott Brown Has the Single Most Chutzpah-Rich Response to Halbig
What Is the Bloop?
A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.
This Infuriating Graph Proves That CEO Pay-for-Performance Is a Sham
Like GM, Chrysler Has a Scary Stalling Defect, but People Aren’t Nearly as Upset About It
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Ted Cruz Has Some Thoughts About True Blood