Our gorgeous new Ampersand is meticulously fashioned out of laser-cut wood. See more work from the artist Gabriel Schama here.
Our nation’s tanning obsession is now killing men far more frequently than women.
Can’t visualize the 10 million gallons of water gushing through UCLA? This should help—that’s approximately 3 million toilet flushes.
Social Security Could Decide Who Controls Congress -
By attacking Social Security Disability Insurance specifically, Republicans seem to think they can start dismantling the whole of Social Security without openly targeting it.
Ira Glass is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He’s in Good Company
"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”
The College Ranking Industry Is Conning You