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Cheese

What Cheese Can Tell Us About Class in America

It's more complicated than you might think.
Soleil Ho and Erica Carson
4.6.18
Digital Dollars

A Messaging App for Ethereum Just Raised $44 Million With Barely An Alpha

The company is hoping that its user-friendly app design will help bring cryptocurrency to the masses.
Corin Faife
6.20.17
popularity

Being Popular Won't Make You Less Sad Inside

A new book divides popularity into two types, but only one is helpful.
Lauren Oyler
6.7.17
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's Trial Is a Test for America

Get ready for a national spectacle about race, sex, and power with huge stakes for survivors of sexual assault everywhere.
Allie Conti
6.5.17
The Cleveland Strangler

How Poverty Leaves People Vulnerable to Horrific Crimes

From the mutilated corpses of the Cleveland Strangler to the castrated cadavers of the Mad Butcher, victims of Northeastern Ohio's most notorious murders have had little agency and even less money.
Clare Malone
11.4.15
china

Even People Who Buy Ivory Think It Should Be Banned

A new survey reveals the motivations and feelings of ivory buyers.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.15
Stuff

What the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram Tells Us About Iranian Youth Culture

Shameless Insta-bragging or a message of political defiance?
Micha Barban Dangerfield
6.3.15
Stuff

When Did Not Wanting to 'Lean In' Become So Taboo?

Thirty has been described as the beginning of two "lost decades" for women at work: options narrow, confidence wanes, we're overtaken by men. But admitting you're not happy in a job feels like it's become the most taboo thing of all.
Olivia Marks
3.12.15
Motherboard Blog

New Research Shows Just How Much More Likely the Rich Are To Fight Dirty (Hint: A Lot)

Do you lie and cheat on a regular basis? Do you cut in front of pedestrians in traffic? Do you consider greed to be a virtuous quality? Do you think you're totally awesome and worthy? Scientifically speaking, you are more likely to be upper-class...
Michael Byrne
2.27.12