August 14, 2015
Data columnist Paul Ford discusses the federal Death Master File
South Sudan's Orderly Disorder
A new film shows the ravages of bureaucracy in the world's newest country.
The Trigger Warning Myth
Coddled students aren't the cause of a mental health crisis on campus. They're just pawns in the culture wars.
August 13, 2015
A searing look at life on the street.
How technology's rhetoric sometimes overshadows the usefulness of the products themselves.
Dating Will Never Die
If the Industrial Revolution didn’t kill it, how could Tinder?
The Database of the Dead
The Social Security Administration maintains a database of everyone who has died since 1936. Are you in it?
The Final File
Exploring the Social Security administration’s list of America’s dead.
Love at the Methadone Clinic
Lucia Berlin's stories defy our expectations for “grim” working-class fiction.
Why do doctors and patients insist on using electronic fetal monitoring?