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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

YouTube’s Plan to Clean Up the Mess That Made It Rich

Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, was in a meeting on the second floor of her company’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., when …

God of War director posts emotional react video to overwhelmingly positive reviews

‘I’m glad I didn’t fuck it up’<p><i>God of War</i> director Cory Barlog’s emotional reaction to the game’s undeniably positive reception is the immediate response of a man who’s worked tirelessly on developing a franchise, and wanting people to adore his work.<p>Barlog says in the video above that he wasn’t …

Emotional Intelligence

SNL: De Niro, Stiller reunite as Mueller-Cohen for a 'Meet the Parents' lie-detector test

<i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s Washington follies turned into a <i>Meet the Parents</i> reunion Saturday night, with big hitters Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller joining the late-night show's political ensemble.<p>A jowly De Niro played special counsel Robert Mueller, who conducted an adversarial lie-detector exam of …

Trump's Rush to Confirm Comey's Accusations

The White House teased an elaborate plan to push back on the former FBI director’s book. Instead, the president took to Twitter to validate its central characterizations.<p>As the release of James Comey’s book neared, Republican operatives in Washington began spreading the word: They had a plan to …

The 9 Most Weird and Hilarious Questions Congress Asked Mark Zuckerberg

Senators and representatives inquired about everything from Facemash to elephants.<p>Mark Zuckerberg is no doubt relieved to be finished with his two days of testimony before Congress. He acquitted himself well: no gaffes, no disrespect, and thankfully no flop sweat. On the other hand, several of our …

Internet

'Mr. Zuckerberg' explains the internet to elderly senators

In what will probably be the premise of <i>The Social Network 2</i>,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on …

Social Media

The Radical Freedom of Dungeons & Dragons

You might not recognize the name Gary Gygax. But even if you've never rolled a critical fail on a d20, you have almost certainly consumed some movie, …

Board Games

Take a tour of Manchester with Hide the Pain Harold

What would you do if you unexpectedly found internet fame in your 70s? It happened to András Arató, the Hungarian lighting engineer who’s known …

Cute

Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.

They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead.<p>They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more …

Donald Trump

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

24 Jokes From “SpongeBob SquarePants” That Will Honestly Never Not Be Funny

"Can I be excused for the rest of my life?"

Paul Ryan gets in some good Trump burns at Al Smith dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan has largely avoided public criticisms of President Trump, but he hit the president with some zingers during a comedic address at a New York charity dinner Thursday night.<p>"Enough with the applause," Ryan told the elite crowd dressed in tuxedos and dinner gowns. "You sound …

If you upload your mind to a computer, are you immortal or just a bot?

Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply …

Singularity

Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” — a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand entertainment, when we don’t have to subscribe to some bloated cable package in order to get the content we …

Cord-Cutting

Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency

The president of the United States is explicitly encouraging police violence.<p>In a speech to law enforcement officials in Long Island on Friday, the president of the United States delivered a clear and chilling message: He thinks that unauthorized immigrants are subhuman, and that law enforcement …

Donald Trump

Scaramucci declares war on Priebus, Bannon

The newly appointed communications director is intent on ‘fixing’ the West Wing — and ousting other top aides.<p>Anthony Scaramucci, the flashy and sometimes profane Wall Street financier, was brought on as White House communications director last Friday. It’s already clear he’s a lot more than …

We used memes to settle the Nickelback-Slipknot feud

For the past couple of weeks, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Slipknot/Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor have been in an ongoing feud that found the two making …

Christmas Trees

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

Cut to Black: The best (and worst) post-'Sopranos' TV series finales

It's been a decade since "Don't Stop Believin'" cut off in Holsten's, and <i>The Sopranos</i> cut off with it. June 10 marks the tenth anniversary of the …

TV

It’s been 12 years since the infamous charge of Leeroy Jenkins

“Wanna feel old?” is what websites always ask when they’re about to feed you a slab of internet nostalgia, but we’re serious this time: want to feel …

Red Carpet

What We Can Learn from Street Epistemology

May 14, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Anthony Magnabosco</b> is a “street epistemologist” who enjoys chatting with strangers to get to the bottom of how they …

Philosophy Of Education

Bananas tied to noose are found around American University campus

<b>(CNN) —</b> A person dressed in black from head to toe walked around the American University campus and tied bananas to three trees. They were hung from strings fashioned in the shape of nooses.<p>The bananas were scrawled with the letters "AKA Free."<p>AKA, or Alpha Kappa Alpha, is a predominately …

Dear BioWare: Stop making open-world games

It’s time to get back to what it does best<p>Dear BioWare: We need to have a talk.<p>You've been doing a really good job of listening to people, as the latest <i>Andromeda</i> patch proves. But instead of minor complaints like "dear god, that face is hideous" or "this character is written poorly," this one's …

How Judge Gorsuch’s views on “natural law” could shape his opinions on the Supreme Court

<i>As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch were getting underway, the University of Wisconsin philosopher J. Paul Kelleher</i> <i>explored, in Vox</i><i>, an important aspect of Gorsuch’s view of the world. Gorsuch has praised the late Justice Scalia’s “originalist” approach to interpreting the</i> …

This baby face generator app is the stuff of terrible, terrible nightmares

Picturing what your future offspring will look like sounds cute. But you may want to think twice before using a baby face generator app, because …

Here’s The Best Bakery In Every State, According To Yelp

Satisfy your sweet tooth.<p>But where do you find the best ones? We asked Yelp for the most popular bakeries in every state — which they measured using an algorithm that looked at the number of reviews plus the star rating for every bakery on Yelp.<p>So <b>here are the 51 best spots in the US to get your</b> …