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Humans Are the Scariest Predator
In the summer of 2017, the mountain lions, bobcats, and other residents of the Santa Cruz Mountains were treated to the ...
Trump’s Greatest Contribution to American Politics
In his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color, Donald Trump violated the norms of civilized public ...
The Puzzling Ubiquity of Ed Sheeran
The strummer’s No. 6 Collaborations Project reveals the blend of sentimentality, humblebragging, and hip-hop swiping that has ...
All About That Base
A day after President Donald Trump tweeted that four women of color in Congress should go back to the countries “from which ...
HBO Max’s Golden Ticket
The details of the newly announced mega-service are murky, but it has one huge advantage over Netflix: the streaming rights ...
How Your Mood Affects Your Friendships
Heaps of research suggest that social relationships make people happier—but which relationships, specifically? A guilt-ridden ...
The People Who Go on Dates to Get Free Food
“I mean, if it’s dinner, I’m not going to say no, so that I don’t have to go home and cook.” Magali Trejo-Martinez, a 22-year ...
The Impartial Justice
A decade ago, Justice John Paul Stevens—who passed away yesterday at 99—told me he was a “judicial conservative.” Stevens, ...
Democrats Have Found Their Battle Cry
U.S. presidential elections used to be about which candidate would best lead the free world. Now Democrats are advancing an ...
Can a Film Be a Love Letter to a Country?
New movies from the writer-directors Lulu Wang and Diana Peralta explore complex questions about national belonging and ...
It’s a Precarious Time for Any Official in Trump’s Orbit
It’s a moment in Donald Trump’s presidency that has become all too familiar: another round of bloodletting. Acosta was the ...
The Democrats’ New Strategy for Capturing Black America's Attention
When the 2020 candidates publish op-eds in outlets like Essence, their choice of venue is just as important as what they ...