“Get me out of here — I’m losing it!”
“Is Florida Man a hero, a villain or a victim? And is it still okay to laugh along?” (No, it’s not.)
Rising sea levels and aggressive erosion could prove to be the greatest crisis modern Californians will ever face.
Clams, family, and fried fish.
“And if you’ve never seen a seahorse in the wild before, you will feel honored and awed, as if you’ve just seen a unicorn beneath the sea.”
As we age we move past our professional peak. What can life offer as we enter this downturn?
Drawn to the culture of urban exploration, the author crawls through narrow tunnels under Paris so we don’t have to.
Why are so many small American colleges like Newbury closing?
Dead bodies, shots fired at passing cars, rumors of a survivalist carrying a rifle — what is happening around Malibu Creek State Park, and did police capture the right suspect?
“Staying quiet seemed a reasonable choice.”
“What unfolded over the next 12 hours transformed a bumbling operation into a historic fiasco.”
Adjuncts have unionized to try to negotiate a livable wage, but can their efforts defeat the college industrial complex?
Everyone has something to say about this mother’s body, career, and parental choices.
“The idea that a sophisticated machine, with its modern instruments and redundant communications, could simply vanish seems beyond the realm of possibility.”
Filipinos are reckoning with their presidents’ violent approach to the drug trade.
“The vault fire was not, as UMG suggested, a minor mishap, a matter of a few tapes stuck in a musty warehouse. It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business.”
“Kool-Ade” debuted in 1927 and has remained popular for over 90 years.
“Like, wow. This is another family I have found.”
As the current oil boom attests. West Texas’ oil deposits come with high social and environmental costs.
“I got home and went back to the fetal position for a week.”
For one woman, holding her employer accountable meant painting the story of her rape on a billboard above a busy LA freeway.
One ex-priest shows how the clergy lies at the root of the Catholic Church’s problems.
Brick had gotten a new jaw, nose, and cheekbones from a surgeon in California, costing him around $30,000, and still he was furious at women and the world.
Weed? Turns out it’s tricky to grow your own.
Can Impossible Foods’ meat facsimiles save us from our carnivorous appetites?
For many of us, road trips are also trips through the self.
On the delightfully nerdy role of birds and bird calls in Game of Thrones.
Biomedical researchers find remedies for antibiotic-resistant infections in grody places.
Despite decades of effort, activists are still trying to get California public schools to teach an accurate history of the state’s indigenous people and the cruelties of European settlement.
“There was no chance I was going to ask him to make another winter, but as long as he was hobbling to his golf course and chortling to me each morning, it seemed too early to end his life.”