California

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You Can See Smoke from the California Wildfires All the Way Over in NYC

It traveled 3,000 miles and formed a visible haze in parts of New Jersey and New York.
River Donaghey
17 hours ago
climate change

California's Air Is as Bad as Beijing's and It Will Only Get Worse from Here

Thanks to climate change, massive wildfires and the unhealthy smog they emit aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Cole Kazdin
2 days ago
climate change

California's Wildfires Are Exposing the Rotten Core of Capitalism

It's going to get weirder from here.
Lauren Lee White
5 days ago
california wildfires

Celebrities Are Taking Their Wildfire Response Offline

The rich and famous are getting lots of attention for evacuating their SoCal mansions. Many are pitching in to help out with disaster relief.
Taylor Hosking
11.14.18
gun rights

Pink's Husband Suggests He'd Shoot Wildfire Looters in California

Former pro motocross racer Carey Hart warned: "looters will be shot on site [sic]."
Kara Weisenstein
11.14.18
california wildfires

I’m Watching the Place I Grew Up Burn from Thousands of Miles Away

California’s devastating Camp Fire is a solemn reminder to look out for one another, wherever we might live.
Daniel Stächelin
11.14.18
Drugs

It's a Really Good Time to Be a Weed Smuggler

Legalizing marijuana has hurt the black market within those states—but opened up more possibilities for cross-state smugglers.
Hayley Fox
11.12.18
LGBTQ

The Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Strippers Taking Aim at Toxic Masculinity

The members of the Manarchy Male Revue are pushing back on the rigid masculine stereotypes they saw in other male strip shows.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.9.18
Silicon Valley

Everyone Is Incredibly Angry at This Silicon Valley Exec's Daily Routine

Business Insider documented the boring and healthy life of a San Franciscan and the internet lost its damn mind.
Harry Cheadle
10.19.18
Surfing

This Photographer Shoots 70-Foot Waves on His Surfboard

Derek Dunfee, a surfer and photographer, has never seen anyone else doing it.
Clara Mokri
10.11.18
Religion

I Spent a Weird (and Homophobic) Day Trying to Follow God's Will

Inspired by the show 'God Friended Me,' I tried to change my life by following the instructions of the big man upstairs.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
10.1.18
Drugs

For $1,000, These 'Sitters' Will Save You from a Bad Acid Trip

Yes, being a professional trip sitter is actually a job.
Cole Kazdin
9.25.18