Smoking Versus Edibles


What is the lowest-risk route of cannabis administration? (Please don’t come at me with a vape pen.)





Dismantling Dixie


After Charlottesville, cities around the country are removing statues commemorating the Confederacy. But will the two historic capitals — Richmond, Virginia, and Montgomery, Alabama — follow suit?





Pediatricians Say Florida Hurt Sick Kids To Help Big GOP Donors


When he was 11 years old, LJ Stroud of St. Augustine, Florida, had a tooth emerge in a place where no tooth belongs: the roof of his mouth. But just days before his corrective procedures were to take place, the surgeons' office called to cancel them.





A Discovery Of A 72-Year-Old Ship Wreck Is Bringing Ultimate Closure To Its Survivors


"To a man, they have longed for the day when their ship would be found, solving their final mystery."





Rolls-Royce Is Pop Music's Hottest Brand


With the ascension of hip-hop, brand references became a shorthand for aspiration and status in popular music.





How Jinder Mahal, An Indian WWE Star, Is Turning Up The Heat


Yuvraj Singh Dhesi, better known as Jinder Mahal, is helping the WWE attract fans from its next big target: India.





Pregnant, Then Ruptured


I’m instructing sixth-graders when that blue flash of pain rips through me. I stop talking. I freeze, hand on belly, and wait to find out if I’ll vomit.





Joss Whedon Is A 'Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals,' Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says


"He used his relationship with me as a shield... so no one would question his relationships with other women or scrutinize his writing as anything other than feminist," she writes.





The BBC Radio Coverage Of The 1999 European Solar Eclipse Is Delightfully '90s


1999 is probably the last year you would've asked the Pet Shop Boys to make a special track to accompany the solar eclipse.





Sinkhole Opens Up In China, Unfortunate Scooter Driver Tumbles Right In


Most two-wheeled vehicles struggle with simple pot holes, let alone this mess.





Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes


If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders: gamma rays, fast radio bursts, and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes.





Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem


Many images that have been traditionally used to depict the Black Death are, in fact, not images of the plague at all. Now, a group of dedicated historians are trying to correct the record.





Woman Being Hugged By Two Lions She Raised As Cubs Is Heartwarming And Terrifying


Ever wanted to get hugged by a really, really big cat? You might change your mind after watching this.





Mansplaining The City


Why are men driving the conversation about the future of our neighborhoods?





Carl Icahn's Failed Raid On Washington


Was President Trump's richest adviser focussed on helping the country — or his own bottom line?





Protesters In Atlanta Adopted A Ludacris Hit As Their Chant


Atlanta residents took to the streets in an anti-racist solidarity march in response to last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. While marching, they decided to keep up the energy with a little Luda.





Neoliberalism: The Idea That Swallowed The World


The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human.





Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies At 91


Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in "The Nutty Professor" and "The Bellboy" before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas.





Farmer Tricks Pig Into Getting Some Much Needed Cardio With A Carrot On A Stick


It's not about actually ever getting the carrot. It's about the journey.





Every Costumed British Hooligan At This Cricket Game Teamed Up To Get A Beach Ball Back


Some of the costumes are in bad taste, but you can't get too mad at a flashmob of bros who aren't there to start a fight — they just want their ball back.





A Dunce's App


How Silicon Valley's brand of behaviorism has entered the classroom.





Charlottesville Was A Preview Of The Future Of The Republican Party


In the age of President Donald Trump, what inspires a young person not merely to be conservative or vote Republican, but to get active in organized Republican politics?





Can Connecting Rent To Income, Not Market Rates, Change The Affordability Of Cities?


Community land trusts — now getting a boost from state funds in New York — have the opportunity to increase affordability in expensive cities and promote development in struggling markets.





Everything You Need To Know About The Solar Eclipse On Monday


After months of hype, a solar eclipse is set to distract America from its political woes on Monday. For everything you need to know about eclipse-watching, read on.





How Women Got Crowded Out Of The Computing Revolution


Blame messy history for the gender imbalance bedeviling Silicon Valley.





Insanely Talented Korean Kid Serves Up A Sick Beatbox Routine


We could literally listen to this artist, Bigman, beatbox all day.





18 Space Suits From Science Fiction, From Worst To Best


When has Hollywood actually gotten it (somewhat) right?





How 'Super Mario Odyssey' Was Shaped By One Of Mario's Biggest Flops


"Super Mario Sunshine" didn't cause a splash at release, but it transformed the careers of Nintendo's brightest designers.





Medusa Wasn't Always The Hideous Monster She Appears To Be In Greek Mythology


Her transformation into a monster with snakes for hair and a gaze that would turn men into stone is actually a horribly chilling story.





Critical Failure


Armond White's film reviews were once electric: part historical analysis, part posturing, part insult comedy, an attempt to take black art — and art in general — seriously. What happened?





Lin-Manuel Miranda Can't Believe You Think Musicals Are Nerdy


Listen to the man who convinced you the founding fathers are dope.





The Opioid Crackdown Is Making Life Miserable — Even Untenable — For People With Chronic Pain


The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.





The ACLU Needs To Rethink Free Speech


By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes.





Life Aboard The Longest Train Ride Through India


Beneath the relentless churn of steel, wood, and dust, the Indian railway is made entirely of stories.





The Eclipse Hunters


Monday's total eclipse will be the first for many Americans. A hardcore group of enthusiasts, who structure their lives around the phenomenon, says: Welcome to the club.





Adorable Dog Has Been Trained To Advertise Burger Bar For Its Owner


We hope he gets paid in doggy treats.





What I Learned From The Neo-Nazi In My Prison Book Club


An inmate who grew up worshipping Hitler forces a reading group facilitator to challenge her own beliefs.





We Regret To Inform You That Your Vegan Cheese Is Now Problematic


The Daiya brand of vegan cheese was acquired by a corporation that tests on animals. What are vegans to do?





Donald Trump Misspells 'Heal' In Tweet And Other Trump Reactions To The Boston Protests


A "Free Speech Rally" and counter-protests were held in the Boston Common today, and Trump, per usual, took to Twitter to express his opinions about the event. Unfortunately for Trump, he didn't quite get the spelling right the first time. Nor the second.





Drone Captures Rare Video Of A Blue Whale Feeding


It's quite a majestic sight, seeing a blue whale, the largest animal in the world, flip on its side and swallow a mass of krill.





How A Recording Studio Accident Helped Shape The Music Of The '80s


The gated reverb drums that dominated the music of the '80s actually started with a mishap that happened during a Genesis recording session.





No Goat, And We Repeat, No Goat Baaaas As Hilariously As This Goat Does


Now this is a goat that knows how to deadpan into the camera.





How Trump Ruined My Relationship With My White Mother


I know my mother loves me; I’m her son. But, honestly, I don’t think my mother cares about what that really means.





Going For A Walk Is A Luxury


The more we embrace the romanticism of walking, the more we seem to look down on those who walk because they have to.





Dancing While Hydro-Jetting Is Not The Best Idea


Getting cocky on any sort of device that rockets you into the air doesn't tend to end well.





This Company Makes It Really Easy To Deal With Credit Card Fraud


Final lets you generate a unique virtual card for each merchant with the click of a button, from any device. That way if one card gets compromised, only update payment info once. Don’t waste time scrambling to remember what sites have your card on file.





This Is The Perfect Credit Card For Savvy Online Shoppers


Final is the credit card of the future. It lets you create unlimited card numbers with a tap of a button, from any device. Turn cards on/off instantly to get total control over where and when you’re charged.





To Get Good At Fantasy Football, You First Have To Change How You Think About It


Are you an NFL fan who loses your league to someone who doesn’t even watch on Sundays? This guide will help you organize your strategy the same way the experts do.





Helpful Things To Read About Fascism, And The Fight Against It


The aim here is to not rehash what you've already learned about Hitler and Nazism, but rather grant a deeper understanding how it functions as an ideology, how it spread and manifested over the years and how a dedicated few have managed to keep it at bay over the years.





The Week's Coolest Space Photos


Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.





Charlottesville Rally Attendee On Why He's Leaving College: Everybody Hates Him


Nicholas Fuentes was about to enter his sophomore year at Boston University. Then he attended the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.





The Cult Of The Costco Surfboard


Compared to the carbon-fibre-wrapped shortboards currently championed by surf shops and ridden in high-level competition, the Wavestorm moves more like a school bus. But it is very good at catching waves. Maybe too good.





CNN Scrolls Through A List Of Everything Trump Has Done In The Last 4 Weeks, And Oh Man, This Is Exhausting


Keeping up with the news these days has become something of a never-ending treadmill, and the last four weeks in particular have been crazy.





The Best Credit Card To Get In The Age Of Hacking — Here's How It Works


Final has found a way to protect consumers from fraud and stealth charges.





The Scientific Reason It’s Better To Dilute Whiskey With A Little Water


Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists now know why.





The Secret Reason Why McDonald's Apple Pies Are So Good


Many pie recipes require a thickening agent to keep the filling together because of all the liquid that's released as apples are cooked. But instead of using a processed filler, McDonald's actually uses dehydrated apple powder.





NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano


With an eruption brewing, it may be the only way to prevent the extinction of the human race.





Today's Best Animated Short Is A Silly Sci-Fi Take On Video Game Streaming


Zane's an explorer who roams the universe in his giant, bipedal "PROBOID." He's got access to an emergency chat line. Unfortunately, so do some other folks.





Richard Ben Cramer On The Damn Yankees


Originally published in the October 17, 1977, edition of The Baltimore Sun, this column appears here with permission from the author’s estate.

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Jean-Pierre Laffont’s Love Song to New York 


My mother is Belgian and throughout my childhood we entertained relatives when they came through New York. Not just my grandparents, my aunts and uncle, but cousins, friends, and friends of friends. My father was a native New Yorker and duly proud of it. He believed it was the best place in the world. Growing up I was…

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How Doris Burke Became The Best Damn Basketball Broadcaster There Is


CLEVELAND—Doris Burke has never spoken a single word to Drake. And they never had dinner together, despite what the internet says. Before November of last year, when Drake famously wore a black shirt with Burke’s smiling face above the phrase “woman crush everyday” during a Toronto Raptors home game and used his ESPN…

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Pete Dexter Finds A Safe Distance


This profile originally appeared in Philadelphia magazine, November 1991. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. You can also read Jim Quinn’s 1979 profile of Pete Dexter here.

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Don Baylor Dead At 68


An easy way to measure an athlete’s influence on his or her sport is to consider what they meant to different groups of fans. Don Baylor, who died of cancer today at age 68, was many things to many people.

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When Pete Dexter Was An Artist On Deadline


This story originally appeared in Philadelphia Magazine (October, 1979). It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

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Gordie Howe Got Things Done


This feature originally appeared in Inside Sports and appears here with permission.

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What Will The US' Once-In-A-Century Solar Eclipse Look Like From Your Zip Code? This Interactive Shows You


If you can't make it to somewhere located in the full eclipse path, this great interactive from Vox will show you how much of an eclipse you'll see from your home zip code (and what time of day it will peak).





The Suffering And Corruption That Produced James Jordan's Killers


This story originally appeared in the March 1994 issue of GQ.

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How Frank Rich Became The Butcher Of Broadway


This story original appeared in the June, 1990 issue of GQ and appears here with the author’s permission.

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The Untouchables Is Too Neat To Be A Truly Great Gangster Movie


Thirty years ago The Untouchables, Brian De Palma’s most commercial movie to that point, was released and helped launch Kevin Costner as an All-American star. This review by Pauline Kael originally appeared in The New Yorker and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.

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The Long Death Of A Failed Ballplayer


This story originally appeared in the August, 1980 issue of Inside Sports and appears here with permission.

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The Ways Kermit Washington Was Made And Unmade


This piece originally appeared in the December 1981 issue of Inside Sports. It also appeared in The Breaks Of The Game, and it reprinted here with permission.

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Earl Manigault Flew High And Fell Hard


This feature first appeared in Sport magazine and appears here with the author’s permission.

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Carl Yastrzemski's Silent Summer


This piece was originally published in the October 30, 1978 of the New Times. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

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What Broke Donnie Moore?


This piece was originally published in the February, 1990 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

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Marvin Gaye's Abiding Unrest


This piece was first published in May 8, 1984 issue of the The Village Voice. It is also included in Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z, edited by Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar.

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Claressa Shields Is The Real Million Dollar Baby 


From the new anthology, Bittersweet Science, edited by Carlo Rotella and Michael Ezra.

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Yes, Please


This looks like a movie for us. 

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Richard Price’s Third Act


This piece originally appeared in the June 1992 issue of Vanity Fair. It is republished here with the author’s permission.

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The Day The War Came For Muhammad Ali


The following is excerpted from Leigh Montville’s new book, Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. The United States of America, 1966-71.

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“Hello, This is Madonna. May I Speak to Steve?”


I love anthologies of magazine journalism but you don’t see them published much these days and that’s a damn shame. Safe to say everyone around these parts is grateful to the university presses for keeping the fine tradition alive. We have Mercer University Press to thank for A Man’s World, an entertaining new…

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Herschel Walker Doesn’t Tap Out 


This article was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Playboy and is featured in Oney’s new anthology, A Man’s World. It appears here with the author’s permission. 

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The End Of Pete Maravich, A Prisoner Of His Own Skills


This article originally appeared in the premiere issue of Inside Sports (April, 1980) and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.

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Cool Old Movie Review: Pauline Kael On Tampopo


This review originally appeared in the New Yorker and appears here with permission from the author’s estate. And be sure to cop the new Blu-ray edition of Tampopo from the Criterion Collection.   

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Hunter S. Thompson's Kentucky Derby Classic Makes An Awesome Poster


The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, so it's about time for an annual re-read of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." And to go with it, this wonderful print, portraying characters, locations, and even nebulous concepts, all as jockey silks. Do want.

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