Jordan Larson

11 Far-Out Projects Funded by Famous Billionaires
August 15, 2013

South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, the Tesla founder who made his name by co-founding PayPal, unveiled plans Monday for a high-speed tubular transportation system called the "Hyperloop," which could shuttle passengers between San Francisco to Los

How Do Fast-Food Wages Compare to Other Jobs'?
August 01, 2013

Today marks the fourth day in the largest fast-food walkout in U.S. history. One of the strikers’ key demands is a $15 hourly wage, slightly more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Royal Baby Iconography Through the Ages
July 22, 2013

Fast on the heels of the announcement of Mini-Kate or Mini-Wills, will come the inevitable proliferation of royal baby shlock, from creepy dolls to serious potraiture.

The Other Problem with the Rise of Hookup Culture
July 15, 2013

The rise of hookup culture has long been a peg for all kinds of fears about gender relations and modern life, and Friday’s New York Times piece about the women driving hookup culture was no different.

Wendy Davis v. Rand Paul: Whose Filibuster Was Better?
June 26, 2013

Last night Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, filibustered SB 5, a bill that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks and shut down most of the state’s abortion providers.