Which Type Are You?Author Gretchen Rubin sorts people into four major personality types: Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder.
Patricia Williams Isn’t JokingThe comedian known as Ms. Pat started doing standup 15 years ago. Her caseworker got her into it.
Is Amazon a Monopoly?NPR’s Robert Smith wonders whether tech giants like Amazon and Google really need to be reined in.
Shield LawWhy journalist Al Letson rushed to protect an agitator at an anti-hate rally in Berkeley over the weekend.
Russia’s Lab RatAmateur cyclist Bryan Fogel asked a Russian scientist to help him dope himself. He wound up working with the man who would expose Russia’s anti-doping fraud.
The Year MTV Took Over the ChartsIn 1982, synth-pop came in strong, Hall and Oates crossed over into R&B, and Paul McCartney learned about racial harmony.
The Overreaction DoctrineMoshe Maor on how Trump’s over-the-top policy ideas are actually good politics.
About the Google MemoEven if Google was right to fire James Damore, why does it insist that employees can still expect freedom of expression at work?
Ted Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomThe musician’s latest album offers a serenity prayer for political obsessives.
Three Cheers for HoustonNatural disaster experts are marveling at the low death toll in southeast Texas. What accounts for it?
The Flood Trap That Houston BuiltHow unchecked development in the Houston suburbs added to the nightmare of Tropical Storm Harvey.
MismatchNew York Times critic Wesley Morris on the unsettling race play at the center of the Mayweather–McGregor fight.
The Many Theories of Malcolm GladwellHow does Gladwell justify a character profile, explain a historical oversight, or spice up a story? He hangs a theory on it.
Why Are Police Unions So Aggressive?Former Boston cop Tom Nolan on why many police unions are angry at the public.
Brandt Tobler Has a Problem With AuthorityTales from the guy who once threw a roulette ball at a pit boss.