- A look back at the government's war against the Panthers is uncomfortably relevant today. Updated 1d ago
- Interviews with two former staffers of the Black Panthers' newspaper.
- The New York Times reconsiders its Panther coverage.
- Meet Murree Brewery, Pakistan's only major alcohol producer—and a key part of peace in India-Pakistan relations. Updated 2d ago
- The tyranny of pumpkin spice is all-powerful—but is it racist?
- After 10 years at Grub Street, Adam Platt reflects on how blogs have democratized the restaurant industry.
- Want to save our democracy? "Go outside." A battle cry for "third spaces." Updated 2d ago
- More and more people are deluded into believing themselves to be experts. They're wrong.
- MIT Media Lab's social learning machines explain who's influencing the presidential election.
Analysis of 4,000 lawsuits shows that Trump rarely follows through with lawsuits over people’s words
Trump has ever only "won" one lawsuit he filed in response to someone saying something mean about him, and the end result of that case is in dispute.
Meet Fancy Bear
Russian government hackers Fancy Bear have the full backing and resources of a superpower, but due to terrible cybersecurity hygiene, are able to utilize simple email phishing scams to gain access to their many targets, including the DNC, John Podesta, Colin Powell, citizen journalists, and others.
Americans need something to fight for
For your Saturday morning reading pile: Is it true that Americans do (much, much) better when they have an enemy in common? "During eras of safety, the United States loses its preoccupying focus and people turn their attention to domestic affairs. The in-group versus out-group boundaries start to blur."
How an entire state priced itself out of the market for entry-level home buyers
In California, building impact fees "have made entry-level housing almost nonexistent.”
- Huma Abedin revealed by Wikileaks to be a very Clinton-specific Google search of a human being. Updated 3d ago
- Authors pay homage to Michelle Obama.
- In Iceland, a politician breastfeeding while giving a speech is routine.
The Adolescent Scene
Dribbling in the Dark
What it’s like to be 14 in a new school, a new city away from home—and the wrong ethnicity in a divided country.
Where Death Lies
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
The 2016 Tournament of Books
Relive the action of the 12th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books—or any of the previous 11—presented by Field Notes.
- Donald Trump persuades Mark Cuban not to vote for Donald Trump. Updated 3d ago
- Sociologists show that communities in physical proximity share voting behaviors far more closely than demographics like race, income, or age.
- Research proves that lawn signs can be an effective investment in close races.