by Natalie McMullen As far as fake holidays generated by committees of well-meaning but hapless bureaucrats go, World Book and Copyright Day is nice enough.
Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman.
by Alex Balk "What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Begins to Reverse?" 0 Comments The post Ugh, On Top Of Everything Else The Magnetic Field Is Gonna Flip Over Or Whatever?
by Alex Balk I will refer you to my earlier remarks, the substance of which was essentially that this bear was rather adorable.
by John Herrman For websites meant to help us understand things, the new Explainer Sites—Vox, FiveThirtyEight, et al—are awfully disorienting.
by Matt Buchanan "Robots allow the cows to set their own hours, lining up for automated milking five or six times a day — turning the predawn and late-afternoon sessions around which dairy farmers long built their lives into a thing of the past.
by Heather Havrilesky Dear Polly, Love your column. Can I throw something at you? Apologies for being vague with certain details.
by Alex Balk "We are hopping into strangers’ cars (Lyft, Sidecar, Uber), welcoming them into our spare rooms (Airbnb), dropping our dogs off at their houses (DogVacay, Rover), and eating food in their dining rooms (Feastly).
by Alex Balk God, we're doomed to keep relitigating the '90s forever, aren't we? 0 Comments The post Courtney Love, "You Know My Name" appeared first on The Awl.
by Alex Balk "Having a good hair day can make you feel like you can take on the world. Scientists believe that a blow dry may affect your mindset far more than previously thought.
by Alex Balk "As a libertarian, I support the decriminalization of marijuana, but there are many problems with pot.
by Alex Balk "You Won’t Believe How These Experiences are Impacting Your Health" is the headline for an article about the way in which "the connection between early childhood trauma and later health and behavioral problems is stronger than was previously recognized," so I think we can all agree that everything is irredeemably awful and it's the Internet's fault.
by Alex Balk Carlos D. is forty today, and if that means something to you you are probably pretty close to that milestone one way or another yourself.
by Alex Balk "She also says, at one point, 'Periods. We all get periods.'" 0 Comments The post Lily Allen, "Sheezus" appeared first on The Awl.
by Alex Balk If you are doing one of those low-carb diets you might want to stay away from the papers today, because it is bread all the way down to the guts.
by Maria Bustillos "I am the best in America, by God," William Faulkner wrote to his editor in 1939, and history has only confirmed that he was not deceived as to the quality of his gift.
by Tom Scocca ★★★★ Light slammed into the little plaza beside the apartment tower, beyond the riotously multicolored tulips.
by Natalie McMullen Adults, kids and corporations alike gather at Union Square to celebrate Earth Day, and to collect free stuff.
Chris Gethard has an exciting few months coming up. His debut standup album, entitled My Comedy Album, comes out today, his Comedy Central half-hour special is airing this summer, and he'll soon hear back on whether Comedy Central will be ordering his pilot of The Chris Gethard Show to series or not.
by Alex Balk "The authenticity of the 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' has been debated since the papyrus was revealed in 2012.