Ben Crair
Story Editor

2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection
Another day, another problematic execution
July 24, 2014

He gasped for air 660 times.

Photos from a Botched Lethal Injection
An exclusive look at what happens when an execution goes badly
May 29, 2014

In 2006, mistakes in the Florida death chamber inflicted chemical burns on a prisoner and may have suffocated him to death. 

Cruel But Not Unusual
How Oklahoma botched Clayton Lockett's execution
April 30, 2014

Clayton Lockett's death revealed a problem with lethal injection more fundamental than the drugs.

Chipotle Is Ruining Lunchtime
Long lines and too many choices are a recipe for stress
April 03, 2014

Long lines and too many choices is a recipe for stress.

Can't Work, Must Chat
Do you gossip too much on Gchat? Blame the open office
March 05, 2014

How Internet chat made everyone's jobs impossible.

Now You Can Spend $35.99 on 'Small Batch' Artisanal Toothpicks
January 29, 2014

How much would you spend on a toothpick soaked in scotch or rolled in sea salt?

I Can See You Typing
The most awkward part of online chat
January 21, 2014

The most awkward feature of online chat.

Bro Fall
I lost my masculinity in Brooklyn, so I climbed a mountain to get it back
December 09, 2013

Hiking Mount Baker with the Wilderness Collective.

The Fox News Canon
A liberal-arts education from the conservative network's biggest stars
December 03, 2013

What would a liberal arts education look like from the conservative network's biggest stars? We built the bookshelf. 

The Period Is Pissed
When did our plainest punctuation mark become so aggressive?
November 25, 2013

How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you're mad. Right. Now.