The melting Antarctic ice sheet, China's 18-year-old basketball phenomenon, a drug that could stop the AIDS epidemic, and more.
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.
Some say that angry rhetoric preached by "New Atheists" like Richard Dawkins is partially to blame for Craig Hicks killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill.
For two years, small-town business owner Clay Logan has been fighting animal rights activists to preserve a traditional beloved by locals and out-of-towners alike.
Each holiday season, NYC sidewalks host fresh faces from Quebec, young bohemians hocking Douglas Firs to wealthy locals.
The way to improve public perception of the police is to improve the police. Nothing else—certainly not shaming football players for protesting—will make much of a difference.
Cosmopolitan sent a party bus full of male models to get out the vote in North Carolina on Tuesday. Turns out, they were needed.
Somehow, he's a spoiler in one of the most important Senate races of 2014.
Women are turning their placentas into little capsules and swallowing them after birth. But some hospitals are also denying women the right to take their placentas home with them.
Rapists will always exist. Equipping people with the tools to better look after themselves is not the same as victim-blaming or advising them to take "preventative measures."
Meth and moonshine have drawn comparisons before, but in Appalachia, an area where moonshine once reigned, the local culture and customs may have helped the meth trade thrive.
Young God recalls the early short stories of Joy Williams, or the drug haze of Denis Johnson. I can't resist calling the book "contusional" for this very reason—like a bruise, it lingers long after the initial blow.
His Airness confessed to being prejudiced against white people in his new book. He recounts a story where a girl called him the "N-word" and threw a soda at him, which lead him to hate all white people when he was in high school.
This week: A school suspended a student for stopping a kid from self-harming, and another school banned a bullied child from bringing his My Little Pony lunch bag to school.
Kratom is a plant-based legal drug commonly ingested in the form of hot tea. Often used to aid recovering heroin addicts, kratom is gaining popularity at bars in North Carolina and Florida. I tried a cup of the holistic opiate alternative to see what the
Nashville-based photographer Tammy Mercure shoots the loudest events in the South. Today, she takes us to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, for the 16th Annual Polar Plunge at Chetola Lake.
The United States Constitution is a subjective document written by a bunch of men with wigs and wooden teeth and fancy pants in the 18th century who couldn't possibly have foreseen the shape our modern world would take. So, when they wrote, "Congress shal…
The Vietnam War has typically been forbidden territory for war reenactors, but reenactment groups around the country have begun collecting their rice hats and period-appropriate M16s for pretend skirmishes with fake Viet Cong.
Over the last 50 years war reenactment has gone from something guys at the Elks Club did on the weekend to get away from their wives to a full-blown obsession among history buffs with enough free time to make the experience as true to life as possible. Th…
It's an unproven sociological model, but why not give it a try? Let's put women in control. Men have had 4,000 years in power, and during this time they have consistently done nothing but wage genocidal wars and raise taxes on the poor
The difference between the North and the South.
North Carolina has finally decided to let the whole country know that it hates gay people just as much as everyone else in the South.
Amy Ritchie is a hunter, a piano prodigy, and a nationally recognized champion taxidermist