How Much Did You Change The Last Two Years? It’s A Small Part Of Why Things Feel Unsettled.
The unsettled nature of the individual, and the unsettled nature of what we’re even living in, undergirds a tiny part of the chaotic, anarchic, deeply emotional way news gets talked about these days.
What The Marvel Movies Don't Say About The End Of The World
The MCU never really deals with the ramifications and implications of the blip, but this is maybe not so very different from what it's like to live through surreal, unbelievable events.
The Internet Is Coming After The Rest Of You
Many are exhausted with the internet we have. Part of it has to be how much phones have taken over physical lives already, with potentially more on the way.
Bob Dole Has Died At Age 98
Dole served decades in Congress, ran for president three times, and won the Republican Party’s nomination in 1996.
What The Trump Books Tell Us About Jan. 6
For the rest of our lives probably, we’ll be learning new info about the days leading up to Jan. 6. This is just phase one.
We Found Rage In A Hopeless Place
A lot of people thought this summer would be great, but most people seem totally fried and at loose ends instead — expectations keep getting subverted, and anger keeps flowing into the void.
Andrew Cuomo And The Limits Of The Never-Back-Down Approach To Crisis
How to deal with politicians who refuse to back down during crises — even when they have every incentive to do so — has become an ongoing feature of the last decade.
Let's Talk About How Weird The End Of The 2020 Democratic Primary Was
A consideration of some of the metrics the media and public uses to judge candidates before elections.
Even Olympians Get Stuck In A Social Media Feedback Loop
The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.
Who Does New York City Belong To? The Mayoral Race Hinges On The Answer.
The big undertone of New York's mystery box of a mayor's race is authenticity and identity, about who matters most in American cities in the postpandemic moment.
The Eerie And Unsolved Case Of The Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs At The RNC And DNC
“It was shocking when it was an actual bomb.”
What Liz Cheney And Donald Trump Both Know
She's an active player here in forcing the issue of the 2020 election results, and therefore forcing herself out of the Republican leadership.
Everything Has Been Terrible — And That Deepens The Good, Transformative Moment Of Getting Vaccinated
The instant, mundane moment you get vaccinated is actually one of the key moments of the century so far, and the celebration of this massive, intersecting community effort.
The Pandemic Is Ending, And The Optimized, Ever-Distant Future Is Probably Coming Back
Because there was no end in sight, the pandemic paused the idea of a future where the tech disruption would end, the economy would level out, and we'd ascend to our final post–social media forms. And some things looked ridiculous inside.
The End Of Trump’s Presidency Is The Real End Of The 2010s
Ten years ago, the Jan. 6 riot couldn’t have happened like it did — our current culture of social media barely existed. On the decade that gave us President Donald Trump.
The Last Time Josh Hawley Told The Story Of An Election That Became A Constitutional Crisis, He Took A Different Tone
"[The Federalists'] change of heart was forced by the realization that to deny the considered choice of the people would itself threaten the Constitution."
This Is What It Was Like With Joe Biden The Day Trump Supporters Rioted
In Washington, a mob of Trump supporters rushed into the Capitol. In Delaware, Joe Biden was apologizing.
Joe Biden Pleaded With Trump To Stop His Supporters' "Unprecedented Assault" On Democracy
“President Trump, step up,” the president-elect said.
It'll Be Tough To Explain Someday What Taylor Swift's Surprise Albums Meant During The Pandemic
Folklore and Evermore feel momentous because they are reminders of pre-pandemic life, when good surprises existed.
What Happens When Trump Gets Out Of Our Brains
Five years of Trump reacting, and reacting to Trump.