People Are Freaking Out About the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Again.

This week, new research on the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted on social media. Deep under the first national park lies a pretty sizable volcano that, the story goes, may soon explode and—a at least according to USA Today—“wipe out life on the planet.” So is that really going to happen? This…
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It’s Friday the 13th and the Epic Final Trailer for Stranger Things Season 2 is Here

It’s Friday the 13th, and Netflix has dropped the final trailer for its much anticipated second season of Stanger Things, fourteen days out from its Oct. 27 release date. The Stranger Things follow up—which might just be the most hyped series of the year—is set one year after the first…
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John Kelly Speaks the Truth

President Trump has botched nearly everything. Even Sen. Bob Corker, a former ally, laments that “the White House has become an adult day care center.” Now Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is acknowledging the president’s incompetence. At a White House briefing on Thursday, Kelly tried to reassure the…
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We Have to Ration Health Care

When Sen. Bernie Sanders makes his argument for single-payer health care, he often leans on the phrase cost-effective to describe his fix for America’s health care crisis. It came up four times in a recent op-ed he penned for Fortune magazine about the potential benefits of Medicare for all for…
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The Most Shocking Thing About Ivana Trump’s New Parenting Memoir

When Ivana Trump announced in the spring that she was writing a memoir about motherhood, many people—and surely the book’s publisher—hoped that she would use the book to settle scores, or at least drop a few new juicy details about her marriage to the future president of the United States.…
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Turtles All the Way Down

The opening sentence of John Green’s new book begins, “At the time I first realized I might be fictional,” a suggestion that the reader has picked up some kind of YA Borges-style metafiction, a work that calls attention to its own made-up status. Turtles All the Way Down turns out…
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Airbnb Is Opening an Apartment Building Near Disney World

Disney World will soon see a bit of Silicon Valley in its backyard. Airbnb is teaming up with a Miami-based developer, Newgard, to construct a 324-room building in Kissimmee, Florida—a few minutes away from the Disney World theme parks. The complex, which is set to open in early 2018, will…
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What Would Trans Art Look Like If It Was Only Made by Trans People?

Party 1: An established journalist, author, and filmmaker (white, gay, cisgender man). Party 2: A respected activist and independent scholar (black, transgender woman). Both parties decided, within the last decade, to make a documentary about one of the founding figures of the LGBTQ rights movement, Marsha P. Johnson. And for…
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Trump Is Weaseling Out of Obama’s Deals Without Actually Killing Them

President Trump came into office pillorying the Obama administration for being so easily played by foreign governments and vowing to either renegotiate or just tear up his predecessor’s signature international agreements, namely, the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the nuclear deal with…
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Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, But Leaves It Intact For Now

President Trump declined to certify Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal today and called for tough new measures against the regime, but as expected, he stopped short of re-imposing the sanctions that were waived as part of the deal. Most of Trump’s statement focused on issues other than nuclear…
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