We’re in an election season where “political outsider” is the highest possible compliment, an indicator that you have nothing to do with those unethical slimeballs down in Washington. But those slimeballs down in Washington like “political outsiders” too, which is why they throw so much money at getting them elected.
For a limited time, Budweiser is replacing the signature “Budweiser” label on its packaging with “America,” in the name of beautiful branded patriotism.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”
Literally, who are all of you? A survey released on Monday at SXSW revealed some of the answers to this question.
On Tuesday, a cardboard box full of old bibles named Ted Cruz reminded America that he isn’t one of those radical “New Yorkers” who believes in “science.”
On December 26, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot to death by a Chicago police officer after a domestic disturbance. Before his death, LeGrier called 911 three times.
As far as I’m concerned, American exceptionalism lives on primarily in the fact that we’re the only developed country in the world that doesn’t offer its women paid maternal leave. We are 15 to 30 weeks worse off in this regard than women in—to name a few—Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, and Malta; the…
Today in What a Time to Be Alive: an as yet unidentified man celebrated New Year’s Eve by prowling around the Vestavia Hills house of Jersey Belle’s Danielle Yancey. In honor of the occasion, he wore nothing but a mask of former president Ronald Reagan and a sock to cover his naughty bits.
On Monday afternoon, I was minding my own business when I was punched in the face by a tweet from Good Morning America. The top baby names of 2015 had been announced, I read, and they were just the dumbest.
Dear White People Of A Certain Age, we have some bad news. You’re dying more rapidly than every other age, racial, and ethnic group. In fact, while death rates in America are otherwise declining, researchers have detected a rise in middle-aged white American deaths.
The Pentagon is looking into whether Defense Department employees tried to get the U.S. government to reimburse them for all the money they spent at strip clubs and casinos. Not whether military personnel spent tons of money at strip clubs and casinos, because they sure, sure did—no, just if they tried to get paid…
Join me as I negotiate, firsthand, the ins and outs of the United States legal system.
What doesn’t Daytona Beach, Florida (America’s cultural capital) have to offer? If you said a gun range where you can shoot and get fucked up, you would now be wrong.
A member of an Oklahoma-based “patriot group” became the punchline of his own racist joke when he accidentally shot himself in front of the “Muslim-free” gun store he was guarding.
On the anniversary of the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, another young black man—18 year-old black Tyrone Harris Jr.—was shot by police officers in Ferguson.
With our bellies filled with charred hot dogs and our hands ready to set off illegal fireworks in honor of America’s 239th birthday, let’s reflect on why are all ‘proud to be an American’ with help from this memorable scene from the 1999 classic, Drop Dead Gorgeous.
On the surface, Primates of Park Avenue is an examination of a lived stereotype: an anthropology-inflected, lightly analytical memoir of coming to belong within an Upper East Side community where blonde, thin, status-obsessed moms hip-check each other with their designer bags, where absent men dole out “wife bonuses”…
Friday’s an excellent day for fun facts, and this week’s excellent and important piece of information comes from FiveThirtyEight’s Ask Mona column which answers the important question of how many people are not just kissing, but wedding their cousins in the United States.
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a new regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: sportsball.
In Mexico, a 14-year-old girl named Alondra Luna Nunez was forcibly taken from her middle school by Interpol authorities acting on the behalf of a woman in America who claimed to be her mother. She was moved to a neighboring state to sit through an unusual trial, in which her parents, as well as Dorotea Garcia, the…