- Wonder Woman is now an ambassador for the United Nations, and lots of people have a problem with that. Updated 7h ago
- How Donald Trump created the "Nasty Woman" economy.
- A Muslim Somali refugee is poised to win in the Minnesota legislature—representing a non-Muslim-majority district of Minneapolis.
- Dead people with ballot cards—aka, "zombie voters"—have scared American voters since the Civil War. Updated 7h ago
- FYI the American presidential election is not rigged.
- What happens if nobody wins? Role-playing a legitimate Constitutional crisis in 1980.
- Why Trump’s hyperbolic speech fascinates linguists and drives foreign journalists crazy. Updated 4h ago
- Trump says "big league," not "bigly," spokesman confirms.
- The Chinese currency is called both "yuan" and "renminbi," and the distinction is partially political.
RIP, Pete Burns
Pete Burns working at Probe Records in Liverpool pic.twitter.com/JKsMuTWEYa— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) October 24, 2016
Pete Burns, singer of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," died. Despite his famous glamour and musical single, his high point might have come as a surly record shop clerk unafraid to foist his tastes on cowed consumers.
- The most dangerous cup of coffee in the world involves machete fights. Updated 7h ago
- Watch a robot eat haute cuisine chips and dip from the world's best restaurant.
- "Drinking parity" achieved: Women now drink as much booze as men.
- Frank Serpico says we need to break the police brotherhood. Updated 8h ago
- Police unions are frequently segregated, and frequently prefer to stay that way.
- Criminologist finds little research into police unions and their effects on societies and cities—but nearly all of the research says they're bad.
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.
- The Dyn attack highlights the internet's surprisingly vulnerable centralization. Updated 1d ago
- Every three months, cryptography officers participate in a secret key ceremony designed to keep the web secure.
- Getting poetic about ICANN: "Each other connects to each other."