Opinion

5.13.19

Actually, Vegan Ice Cream Is Just as Good as the Dairy Kind

Why does approval of this seemingly benign genre of dessert evoke such a passionately negative response?

5.10.19

How Are You Voting: Old People

Every few days we're running vox pops with a significant part of the electorate. Today, baby boomers.

5.2.19

For Gay Men in Indonesia, There's No Place Safer Than Twitter

It's the only place where we can feel like we belong to a community—but without the pressure of revealing everything about ourselves.

4.21.19

What I Learned from Reading a Whole Bunch of Trump Tell-Alls

It's not really selling out unless you cash in.

4.11.19

An Ode to 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' On Its 10th Anniversary

Let’s talk about why the old Miley was so spectacular and universally adored by kids and horny teens, like me.

4.2.19

What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’

‘The Wandering Earth’ offered an important perspective on climate change and capitalism, but the West’s reviews of the movie are distracted by a techno-Orientalist fear of China.

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3.27.19

Authorities Need to Understand the Internet in Order to Police It

The Momo challenge is just one example of how much harm people who don't get technology can do.

3.20.19

Egging Politicians Is Good, Actually

The egging of a xenophobic Australian politician shows how much power there is in confronting your opponents in public and making them look dumb.

3.19.19

Stop Dressing Like Trash at Home

If you don’t think you need to look like you’re on the runway while watching "The Silence of the Lambs" for the thirty-second time, you’re in for a rude awakening.

3.18.19

Dear Restaurants: This Chair Sucks

This uncomfortable and not particularly attractive chair has become a disease.

3.15.19

Can You Become President Just by Being Really, Really Charming?

Beto O'Rourke's campaign promises to be driven more by personality than ideology. Will Democrats go for it?

3.11.19

Trump's Weird Lie About Whether He Said 'Tim Apple' Is Making Us Dumber

How long can the president keep denying reality? A long time, it turns out!

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