“The United Steaks of America”
If every state had an official meat, what would it be?
“The Case for Separate Beds”
I love my husband, but I want my own bed.
“Take Me Out to the Ballpark—All of Them”
How to visit all 30 major-league stadiums in 30 days.
“Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?”
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“The United States of Dunkin’ Donuts”
What America would look like if our state borders were based on fast-food density.
A folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
“Gnarly Birthday, High Times!”
Forty years in, can an outlaw magazine survive the mainstreaming of pot?
“Down and Out”
The single fact that powerfully explains why black Americans have such a hard time climbing the economic ladder.
“Labels for Less”
Faking a pricey bottle of wine is a lot easier than you’d think.
“Off the Market”
We have stacks of research to explain why stocks rise and fall—but most of it is all wrong.
“ ‘Hang In There!’ – Arthur Schopenhauer”
Quotation websites and the outsourcing of erudition.
What would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president?
“Is It Time to Kill Autocorrect?”
What happens when you get a bunch of people to turn off autocorrect for a week.
“Beyond Energy Efficiency”
We’re not just reducing demand for electricity—we’re destroying it.
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.