Claire Carusillo

"Actually" Is the Most Futile, Overused Word on the Internet
March 16, 2014

If you disagree, we'll just #wellactually you.

A Visual History: Basketball Through Its Sneakers
March 02, 2014

If you want to know the history of basketball, start from the ground up.

In Conservative West Virginia, Clean Water Trumps Government Overreach
February 24, 2014

No matter their politics, West Virginians want their water regulated. 

People in Moscow Smile Less Than New Yorkers—And Other Results from the Social Science of Selfies
February 20, 2014

Last year, Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed “selfie” the word of the year, prompting lots of thinkpieces read on smartphones and handwringing about narcissism, technology, and those pesky millenials.

A Power Plant Spilled Coal Into a North Carolina River, and No One Knows What to Believe
February 07, 2014

The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.

The 11 Most Alain de Botton Sentences in Alain de Botton’s New Book
January 31, 2014

We read Alain de Botton so you don't have to.

Gauche Olympic Fashion: A History
January 30, 2014

The Ralph Lauren-designed Team USA uniforms this year are hideous, but Olympic history is littered with goofy, gauche, and unattractive fashion

There's No Such Thing as a "Real Man"
January 29, 2014

What Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity.

West Virginia Can't Get Its Story Straight on the Chemical Spill
January 22, 2014

Over the weekend, West Virginia authorities lifted the last remaining tap-water ban in effect since a January 9 chemical spill at the Freedom Industries plant in Charleston contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people.