‘What People Don’t Get About My Job,’ According to Dozens of Workers
Misconceptions about pastors, playwrights, postal workers, and other professionals
The Housing Coming to Your Backyard
Accessory dwelling units might just spell the end of the American suburb as we know it—in the best possible way.
The Case for Cats
Cats are a biological marvel. That’s not (the only reason) why I love them.
The Battle for the Soul of the Web
Long before the NFT boom or the Web3 backlash, an unglamorous movement was under way. Where does it stand now?
Herschel Walker Is Demonstrating the New Law of Politics
Scandals once sunk campaigns. Now, for many voters, winning isn’t everything—it’s the only thing.
Winners of the 2022 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest
Some of the top images from a competition focusing on our climate and the natural world
Why Is the Most American Fruit So Hard to Buy?
With a bit of science, maybe someday we will all eat pawpaws.
The Band That Invented Millennials
How the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a trio of Gen X rockers, made radical sincerity cool
The United States of Confederate America
Support for Confederate symbols and monuments follows lines of race, religion, and education rather than geography.
Russia’s Nuclear Bluster Is a Sign of Panic
Yielding to Putin’s blackmail would be folly.
The Toll of Hiding One’s True Self
In his new memoir, Seán Hewitt describes coming out of the closet—only to build another one for himself.
Doug Mastriano’s Lunatic Appeal
“People are angry they can’t be terrible anymore.”
No One Wants a Pizzaburger
What Russian trolls can teach us about American voters
The Reason Iran Turned Out to Be So Repressive
Shiite clerics in earlier centuries could never have imagined so intrusive a system.
Trump, Putin, and the Assault of Anarchy
We must refuse to get used to it all.
12 Readers on What the Rest of the World Does Better Than the U.S.
Plus: Why reforms can’t fix American gun violence, according to one reader
Competing to Build the Tallest Human Towers in Spain
Images of large teams working together to form human towers up to 10 tiers high
There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory
Such a doctrine would be antithetical to the Framers’ intent, and to the text, fundamental design, and architecture of the Constitution.
The Irony of Brett Favre
Favre has been accused of misusing funds intended for Mississippian welfare recipients to build a new volleyball stadium.