The Anti-War Candidate Was Invented in 1968
How a Minnesota senator’s campaign for president set the precedent for Bernie Sanders’ run.
The Nazi-Busting Woman Erased by HistoryElizebeth Smith’s code-breaking genius helped America win two world wars, but the FBI took all the credit.
The Family ManLoudon Wainwright III reflects on his uneasy relationship with his father, now that he can “appreciate the difficulty of the job.”
About Last NightIf Tuesday’s election results were a canary in a coal mine, it’s a really expansive mine and a somewhat unreliable canary.
Get Inside the Brain of Michael RapaportHis views on New York sports teams, the sexual prowess of various athletes, and the basketball skills of Justin Bieber.
Putting Dr. Seuss on the CouchIt doesn’t take much to see the racial stereotypes in Theodor Seuss Geisel’s works. Does that mean we shouldn’t read them to kids?
Sen. Cory Booker Has a Message for Pot SmokersThe New Jersey senator says that if you’re not trying to make it legal, you’re part of the problem.
Jacob Weisberg on the Steele DossierThe oppo research that brought us the “pee tape” was sleazy, but don’t equate it with collusion with a hostile power.
A Show for Mere MortalsWhat if you got to read your own obituary? That’s kind of what Audible’s Mortal City is going for.
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?
People Power Beats the CourtsThere have been three big constitutional changes in our lifetime. How did they happen?
Prisons of ProfitPrivate prisons were billed as a way to bring innovation to incarceration, housing more prisoners for less money. They’ve failed.
Why Bush 41 Was the Anti-TrumpAs president, George H.W. Bush was tight-lipped, decorous, and self-abnegating—loath even to use the word I.
The Paradox of Black PatriotismA black former Navy commander considers peaceful protest in the age of Trump.
Talk Like a Pirate (Party) DayBirgitta Jónsdóttir explains what Iceland’s Pirate Party is all about.
Marc Maron and Brendan McDonaldHow bad does a beef have to be for a comedian to refuse to go on WTF With Marc Maron?
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.