Young Girls Are Being Asked To Do Sexually Explicit Things On Periscope


Users are swarming young girls and asking them to do inappropriate things. And the live-streaming app hasn't been able to stop them.





The Adult Bodies Playing Teens On TV


The misrepresentation of an entire age group has real consequences for how adults conceive of adolescence, and how teens measure themselves against it.





If Your Favorite Characters Had AIM


After 20 years of passive aggressive away messages and terrible flirting, AIM is leaving us for good. To honor its legacy, here are away messages from your favs.





The #MeToo Moment Hasn’t Reached Women In Low-Wage Jobs. Will It?


2011 came close to having a sexual misconduct moment, one that was started by a low-wage woman’s complaint — the crucial element of rapt media attention was certainly there. But the culture wasn’t primed for it; the time wasn’t yet ripe.





How The Government Took People's Land For The Border Wall


The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.





Rooftop Roads: The Ancient Iranian Town Where Roofs Serve As Public Spaces


Nestled into the steep slope of a mountain, this remarkable thousand-year-old village in northern Iran has evolved an unusual approach to open space: its rooftops double as public lanes and gathering places.





The Multimillion-Dollar Industry Of Being A Happy Family On YouTube


All these families and their content are similar enough that it’s hard for the untrained eye to discern why any particular one has been anointed over others. Parents and children mug for their audience of millions with the same ageless, frenetic gaze.





A Watch Expert Describes The Differences Between A $5,000 Watch And An $85,000 Watch


A Patek Philippe 5170P costs a boatload more than a (still very expensive!) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Does it justify the difference?





The Curious Case Of The Green Hairy Tongue


Too often, a medical treatment can make matters worse. A bizarre epidemic in 1960s Japan should have set off alarms around the world.





Extremely Lazy Dog Figures Out How To Hitch A Ride On A Sheep


"What are you talking about? Of course I'm herding them, I'm not taking a break."





Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming To An End


He felt he was "made for this moment." But now, on the verge of achieving his long-sought legislative dream, he's got his eyes on the exits.





Why Toddlers Deserve More Respect


"If adults experienced and enacted the full range of feelings available to an average toddler in the course of a day, they would collapse from emotional exhaustion."





Mad Scientist Tests Out A Bonkers Powerful Pulse Laser In His Garage


One pulse from this 13 kilojoule ruby laser — which creator styropro says is "the strongest ruby laser on YouTube" — is enough to shatter a glass bottle.





The Weaponization Of Awkwardness


Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.





Why Your Christmas Lights Always Get Tangled, According To Science


We turned to mathematicians, physicists and engineers to find out why the lights are so frustrating — and how to improve them.





This Combination Of Ballet And Rotoscope Animation Is Simply Breathtaking


When abstract geometry meets the beauty of ballet.





These Weird Comics Are Quite Possibly The Best Thing On The Internet


Last December, internet cartoonist Branson Reese made a pact to release a new comic every day at midnight, no matter what. One year later, he has done that, which is pretty cool. The only catch is his art is really freaking strange, and we mean that in the best way possible.





This Timelapse Of A Spider Shedding Its Exoskeleton Is Disgusting Yet Fascinating


Watching this huntsman spider spill out of its crusty old body like jello is a sight to behold.





So, Uh, Don't Forget To Put Your Car In Park


Wallet, phone, keys, not leaving the car in reverse.





Why The Tesla Semi Truck Might Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be


The battery to power this thing is going to be incredibly heavy and incredibly expensive.





The Memes That Defined 2017


Thanks for the meme-ories.





Mailman Somehow Falls Out Of Moving Truck, Chases After It In Vain


Luckily the mailman wasn't injured, but he probably had a pretty crappy rest of the day.





The Sales Blog Cult Of LinkedIn


Inside the passionate culture of thought leadership on the hardest-working social network.





Soccer Player Scores An Own Goal In The Most Humiliating Way Possible


Taking a ball to the face and having it end up with an own goal is literally adding insult to injury.





Is Fox's 'Ferdinand' Any Good? Here's What The Reviews Are Saying


Could this animated feature starring wrestler John Cena as a pacifist bull actually be one of the year's best kids movies? Well, it's gotta be better than "Boss Baby" and "The Emoji Movie," right? Here's what critics say.





How Steven Seagal Became A Useful Puppet For Post-Soviet Dictators


Understanding Seagal’s strange pivot towards politics begins by understanding the various benefits world leaders have to gain by associating with him.





Indie Bookstores Tell Us About Their Most Stolen Books


Unlike surreptitiously lifting gummy bears from Walmart, the act of stealing a book reveals a lot about the character, or at least the literary tastes, of the thief.





Why Everybody Should Be Very Afraid Of The Disney Death Star


The first episode of the Streaming Wars is over. The rebels won. Now the empire strikes back.





Girl Tries To Cook A Thanksgiving Recipe Generated By An AI Bot Trained On The Food Network


This goes about as miserably as you'd expect.





Ski Patrol Triggers Avalanche, Gets A Faceful Of Snow


How do we get the job where you get to start avalanches. We want it.





Reddit's Favorite High-School Porn Magnate Is Actually 22


Jack Kim made it to the top of Reddit on Tuesday claiming he was a high schooler who got lucky with a viral porn app. Turns out he's none of those things.





Contact Lens Startup Hubble Sold Lenses With A Fake Prescription From A Made-Up Doctor


Despite Hubble's efforts to model itself on Harry's, contact lenses aren't razors.





This Weird New Material Actually Heals Under Pressure And Doesn't Crack


So in the future, if you smash your mug into pieces, you can just piece it back together on your own. In theory, of course.





The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem


The reality of bitcoin, exposed by its remarkable run-up in value over the last three months, is that the science may not hold together.





Broncos' Running Back Hurdles Colts' Defender, Makes Him Look Silly


A well-executed football hurdle is a thing of beauty, and this, from Denver's Devontae Booker, is top shelf.





Robots Are Being Used To Deter Homeless People From Setting Up Camp In San Francisco


A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities along the sidewalks.





What Being a Bike Courier Taught Me About Our Broken Economy


When I couldn't make ends meet as a freelancer, I started delivering food to hungover teenagers.





'A Different Dimension Of Loss': Inside The Great Insect Die-Off


Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them.





This Guitar Orchestra Of 'The Imperial March' From 'Star Wars' Is Fricking Impressive


This rendition of "The Imperial March" only consists of 28 orchestra parts and 70 guitar tracks. No biggie, you know.





US District Court Nominee Struggles To Answer Basic Legal Questions In Excruciating Senate Hearing


"What was the last time you read the Federal Rules of Evidence?" "... All the way through?"





US District Court Nominee Struggles To Answer Basic Legal Questions In Excruciating Senate Hearing


"What was the last time you read the Federal Rules of Evidence?" "... All the way through?"





Someone Used Wet String To Get A Broadband Internet Connection


Usually, broadband connections rely on wires made of a conductive substances like copper. In the case of the Andrews & Arnold technician, however, they used about 6 feet of twine soaked in salt water (better conductivity than fresh water) that was connected to alligator clips to establish the connection.





Boomers Screwed Millennials, And Other Facts


​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Millennials are doomed, Cracker Barrel is the best chain restaurant and Waze is slowing everyone down.





Boomers Screwed Millennials, And Other Facts


​Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Millennials are doomed, Cracker Barrel is the best chain restaurant and Waze is slowing everyone down.





Here's A Perfect, 4-Second Internet Video


The fact that Vine isn't still around to display this gem is tragic.





If You Try To Give A Dog The Size Of A Small Horse A Bath, You're Going To Have A Tough Time


Something to keep in mind if you were thinking of buying an extra large pupper.





One Artist's Guerrilla Quest To Fix An LA Interstate Sign


In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime — one Ankrom had plotted for years.





The FCC Just Voted To End Net Neutrality — Here's How It Will Affect You


The move opens the possibility for ISPs like Comcast or Verizon to adjust speed, cost, and access to different websites or types of data. Here's what that could mean for you and the country.





The FCC Just Voted To End Net Neutrality — Here's How It Will Affect You


The move opens the possibility for ISPs like Comcast or Verizon to adjust speed, cost, and access to different websites or types of data. Here's what that could mean for you and the country.





Hockey Fan Nails Shot To Win A New Car, Doesn't Seem All That Excited About It


Maybe this Vancouver Canucks' fan already has a lot of cars. Or maybe he's just an extremely level headed dude. In either case, he seems to be the least excited person in the whole arena.





Generation Screwed


Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.





How A Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down The Internet


The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom.





The Human Cost Of The Ghost Economy


Melissa Chadburn goes undercover as a temp worker.





The Black Stallion Takes Film Back To Its Elemental Beginnings


Originally published in the April, 1980 issue of Chicago Magazine, featured in the new anthology, Movies That Mattered, it appears here with permission.

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Ranking America's Top 10 Chain Restaurants


Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema ate three times each at the top 10 full-service chains, and tells you what's good — and what's not.





Plane Takes Off From An Aircraft Carrier... Directly Into A Wave


A 1971 clip from the USS Ticonderoga shows a submarine tracking plane running straight into a rogue wave.





What The Reviews Are Saying About 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'


You've waited two years for this. Hopefully, reading some spoiler-free thoughts on the film will help you pass the time until "The Last Jedi" hits theaters this Friday.





21 Gifts Your Mom Actually Wants


Touchscreen gloves, a magic air fryer, and other gifts she genuinely wants. So take that gift-wrapped Yankee Candle in your hand and throw it in the trash.





​Picking The Perfect Travel Bag


Investing in the right bag can be the difference between a trip that’s comfortable and easy-going, and one that is Hell. On. Earth. Not. To. Be. Dra.ma.tic.





How The Brothers Selmon Became The Most Admired Family In Football


First published as “The Brotherhood of Selmon” in the September 1980 issue of Inside Sports, this story appears here with permission.

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The Eight Truths I Learned From Humping Athletes


This piece originally appeared in the April 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with permission.

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Heaven Is A Down-And-Out Hockey Town


This piece originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

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Looking For Peace With The Man On The Wire


Originally published as “Philippe Petit: Slow Dancing on the High Wire” in the October, 1986 issue of New York Woman, this feature appears here with permission from the author.

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Muhammad Ali's Desperate Twilight


Excerpted from Ali: A Life, By Jonathan Eig.

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A Day On The Set Of Fat City, John Huston's Cult Classic


Originally published as “Up In Fat City: On The Set With Keach And Huston” in the Rolling Stone in 1971, this feature appears here with permission from Lewis’s estate.

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The Legendary Baseball Photo That Almost Didn't Come Out Because The Stadium Was Shaking Too Hard


The baseball soared into the early-morning blackness, heading toward the left-field foul pole. Tracking the flight of the ball he’d just hit, Carlton Fisk began to frantically flap his arms in an effort to will it fair.

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The Cubs Were Never More Themselves Than In 1979


The following is excerpted from The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse, by Rich Cohen.

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John Carroll Lynch on playing the president, a killer clown, and the Coen brothers' warmest character


Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

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The Woeful Life Of Jake LaMotta


This piece originally appeared in the January 1981 issue of Inside Sports. It is reprinted here with permission of Jeanine Flaherty.

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Harry Dean Stanton Was Too Big For His Niche


Originally published in the New York Times Magazine on November 16, 1986—and featured in Oney’s recent anthology, A Man’s World—this story appears here with the author’s permission.

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Dan Rather Never Really Wanted This Job


Originally titled “Is Everything Okay?” this profile appeared in the April 1994 issue of GQ and is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

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The Lonesome Sporting Life


Originally published in the February 1981 issue of Inside Sports, this piece appears here with the author’s permission.

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The Coen Brothers At Work


Originally titled “The Joel & Ethan Story,” this piece first appeared in the October 1989 issue of Premiere and appears here with the author’s permission.

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The Dipper Comes To Harlem 


Wilt Chamberlain would have been 81 years old today. To celebrate, check out this excerpt from Gary Pomerantz’s fine read, Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era. After the excerpt, you’ll find a Q&A with the author.

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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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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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An Easier Way To Get The Therapy You Need (And Can Afford)


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