July 06, 2015

U.S. Women Won the World Cup—And Earned Four Times Less Than the Men
2:24 PM

The Women’s World Cup winners walked away with only six percent of what the male champions earned.

Hillary Clinton—She’s Just Like Us!
10:44 AM

The guilty pleasure of reading politicians’ emails.

July 03, 2015

“It’s Time That Writing Took Something Back From the Internet”

The internet has changed us, and, in turn, changed the role of the novel. Joshua Cohen tells us where—and how—they intersect. 

The Queen of American Gothic
12:00 AM

For the writer Shirley Jackson, the poison was always in the sugar pot—and that was her charm. 

The Story of the Only Irishman Ever Deported From Ireland
12:00 AM

A review of acclaimed director Ken Loach's latest movie, Jimmy's Hall.

July 02, 2015

Guacamole Is Just an Appetizer. America’s Pea Lobby Has Crazier Plans.
3:21 PM

The pea’s plans for world domination have just begun.

July 01, 2015

City Dwellers Should Learn to Get Along With Urban Wildlife
1:14 PM

Moving to the city? This coyote might be your new neighbor.

‘Magic Mike XXL’ Wants to Know: Do You Like That, Ladies?
10:31 AM

It’s the movie that the Magic Mike marketing campaign prepared us for three years ago—a glorious fantasia of glistening abdomens and gyrating crotches. 

Our Shared Tragedy of Amy Winehouse
7:52 AM

Can you tell the story of a tabloid sensation—albeit a supremely talented one—without involving scuzzy voyeurism?

June 30, 2015

Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That
4:58 PM

Amy Schumer and modern comedy’s victimhood complex.