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Donald Trump Is a Fascist

In trying to explain Donald Trump, I looked to George Wallace, who played a similar role in American politics through the 1960s. But there were other …

Donald Trump

A woman is knitting tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm

LONDON — While many of us are hunkering down for the winter and investing in some heavy knits to see us through the chilly climes, spare a thought for our poor feathered friends.

Battery hens, which have spent most if not all of their lives in cages to maximize laying eggs, have trouble …


News in Brief: Parents Officially Designate Upstairs Television For Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Watch Thanksgiving Football

GREENVILLE, NC—Aiming to accommodate family members’ preferences and avoid any frustration, local parents Melissa and Ron Walters officially …


The Kindest Man Alive: Jon Hamm Made Crepes For A Beached Whale

It’s always nice when a celebrity shows that they’re capable of doing something for others, and Jon Hamm did just that and then some this past …

Jon Hamm

"Star Wars: The Holiday Special Awakens": "Vulture Remix" Episode 19

How The Golden State Warriors Are Breaking The NBA

The first time I saw my boss, Nate Silver, give a talk was at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. As usual, he was going on …

Golden State Warriors

Why Are So Many Meteorologists Wearing the Exact Same Dress?

No matter where you go in the U.S., some things about local TV just don’t change: bad Sunday movies, Seinfeld in syndication, and meteorologists all …


Teddy Bear the Porcupine's Halloween Feast

On Pandering

This essay, which is featured in our forthcoming Winter issue, was originally given as a lecture during the 2015 Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop.

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

Diagnosable mental health problems are at an all-time high among college students, but, in addition, and in some ways even more disconcerting, there …


Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive, Unless He Was The Guy I Hit With My Car Last Night

Andy Kaufman is one of the most groundbreaking entertainers of all time, and despite his reported death from lung cancer in 1984, something about the …

Andy Kaufman

To the 15-0 Warriors, joy is a weapon

DENVER -- Now it’s a record-tying 15-0 for the Warriors, after a 118-105 sluicing of the Denver Nuggets that, initially, didn’t come so easily. The Warriors were dragging at altitude in the first quarter, causing interim coach Luke Walton to ask a simple question of his team: “Where’s the joy?”

Joy? …

Stephen Curry

A Eulogy for Rdio

Spotify’s long-time competitor—which was a better streaming service in most every way—will imminently file for bankruptcy.

The Internet—it’s branded as the electronic equivalent of the marketplace of ideas, but the best homes online, the places you wind up spending your time, they never feel like a …


Star Wars' Greatest Screenwriter Wrote All Your Other Favorite Movies Too

Lawrence Kasdan’s keen ear for dialogue defined the movies of the 1980s and 1990s. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Big Chill, from Silverado to Body

Science Fiction

News in Brief: Convention-Goer Removes Name Tag, Vanishes Back Into World Of Anonymous Hilton Orlando Guests

ORLANDO, FL—Leaving no trace of his attendance at the industry conference, American Academy of Periodontology Annual Convention attendee Bill Hancock …


Streaking Warriors are having a blast making history

LOS ANGELES -- The reason why the Golden State Warriors are where they are, steps ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers and everyone else, is they take every game as seriously as the Clippers take their matchups with the Warriors.

Winning -- not wins, but winning -- is a feat and a mindset built by …

Sports History

Tom Brady Is the Greatest Quarterback of All Time. Period.

Tom Brady Is the Greatest Quarterback of All Time. Period.Photographs by Inez + VinoodhInez & VinoodhInez & VinoodhInez & VinoodhInez & VinoodhInez & VinoodhInez & Vinoodh+++dropcapTom Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.+++That’s just my opinion, and that opinion is fungible. If …

Tom Brady

Who Needs The MVP? Mike Trout Might Be The G.O.A.T.

The MVP snubs keep piling up for Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. On Thursday, Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays bested Trout for Most …

Mike Trout

Conversations with North Koreans

Editor’s note: All North Koreans in the following story have been given pseudonyms.“What about this Donald Trump guy?”It was a fair question, but the …

North Korea

Sweet Home Mississippi

PLUTO, MISS. — TO move from Lower Manhattan to rural Mississippi is probably the most extreme culture shock available in this country. To do it as an Englishman adds an extra twist. But I fell in love with an old farmhouse while visiting a friend in the Mississippi Delta, bought it for next to …


My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up.

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward.

A few hours and a visit from a locksmith later, I was inside my apartment and slipping off my shoes when I …

John Gruber

Special Ed Teacher Compliments Every Single Student Each Day, Gets A+ In Our Book

High five!

Love is the core value of this teacher’s curriculum.

Special education teacher Chris Ulmer begins each school day at Keystone Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, individually complimenting each of his students for 10 minutes, The Mighty reported. Ulmer hopes to build confidence and …

Special Education

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch

Inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi cartoons and 1970s biomorphic design, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch is a fantastically weird timepiece. Inside …

Steve Nash on Steph Curry: "I think you’d be hard pressed to find a player more skilled than him in the history of the game"

I'm working on a longer piece trying to plot out Stephen Curry's place in the NBA cosmos as he follows up his MVP performance last season with--so …

Steve Nash

‘Removed’: A Photographer Captures the Isolation Effect of Cellphones

Eric Pickersgill’s eerie photo series serves as a reminder to put your devices away.

Are you reading this on a handheld device? There’s a good chance you are. Now imagine how’d you look if that device suddenly disappeared. Lonely? Slightly crazy? Perhaps standing next to a person being ignored?

As …


The Math Behind the Rolling Shutter Phenomenon

I remember seeing the photo above on Flickr once, and having my brain melt slightly from trying to figure out what went wrong.

The issue was the …


News: Robert De Niro Stunned To Learn Of Man Who Can Quote ‘Goodfellas’

NEW YORK—Immediately halting production on his latest project after hearing of the incredible talent, legendary actor Robert De Niro was reportedly …

Robert De Niro

Parents Don't Remember Enough Colors To Help With Kindergartner's Homework


Presented by The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land

ELIZABETH, NJ—Moments after losing his composure with an unwarranted emotional outburst, local …


Movie Review: Dangerous Men is a singular movie-going experience (in a good way)

Judging a movie like Dangerous Men according to any sort of conventional critical metric is frustrating, if not impossible. Slapping it with the cynical label of “so bad it’s good” does a disservice to the earnest multi-decade effort involved in completing the film, as well as the enthusiasm it …

Movie Reviews