Hunter French

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Chillwave Was the First Great Genre of the Internet Era

A guide to the best songs from the late-aughts movement of hazy pop artists like Toro y Moi, Washed Out, and more.
Colin Joyce
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I Manipulated Lonely Teachers to Steal Tests in High School

I got the idea when I was working at a movie theater.
Remembering Things

The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet

25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
Rob Arcand

The 120-Degree Heat Waves of the Future Could Melt Streets and Bend Train Tracks

As climate change makes summers worse, cities around the U.S. must adapt or face potentially deadly consequences.
John Surico
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I Took My Mom's Online Nursing Courses for Her

She needed sleep—and more hours at her day job to help me get through my own school.

People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing

A lobbying group called "SPORE." A "psychedelic caucus" in Congress that includes AOC. And lots of cash.
Alex Norcia
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I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.
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I Work at a School That Passes Kids No Matter What

It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.
Objectively Correct Lists

The 37 Best Ambient Albums of 2019 So Far

The world is stressful. Throw on these albums for a little bit of peace.
Colin Joyce
climate change

Climate Change Is Everywhere. Just Not on TV

Prestige TV dominates the culture, but it has a big blind spot when it comes to our warming planet.
Geoff Dembicki
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The Athletes I Tutor Are Not Very Smart, So I Do Their Work Without Telling Them

I'm a pro motorcycle racer, and this is my side hustle.
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It Was Surprisingly Easy to Cheat in Bible Class at Karen Pence's School

I would still consider myself religious, but I just felt it was unrealistic to expect me to memorize Bible verses at age 12.