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OITNB’s Used-Panty Business Is Real: The Shocking True Story Behind the Show’s Prison Panty Ring

Piper’s online used-panty business is undeniably OITNB’s wackiest plot. But 13 years ago, a woman was arrested for that very thing. And now, the …

Get Out of Jail—for a Fee

Are post-conviction bail bonds a smart way to reduce the nation's prison population or just another way to exploit the poor?<p>In a Dallas Hilton conference room last summer, a few dozen state lawmakers from around the country gathered for a closed-door presentation about an all-American industry …

New Jersey

The Walking Dead Knows How to Rip Hearts Out

Things turned gory for a team on a dangerous resupply mission, and someone betrayed Rick and the group back in Alexandria.<p>Every week for the fifth season of AMC's post-apocalyptic drama <i>The Walking Dead</i>, Lenika Cruz and David Sims will discuss the latest threat—human, zombie, or otherwise—to the …

The Walking Dead

The Lost Joy of The Bends

Twenty years after its release, the energy of Radiohead's second album is more refreshing than ever.<p>What is <i>it</i> anyways? It: That which Thom Yorke says you can force but will not come, that which you can taste but will not form, that which you can crush but is always near, that which chases you home …

Indie Music

The Americans Waxes Nostalgic for the 80s

Despite the authentic use of Pink Floyd, the latest episode strained to draw parallels between Soviet recruitment and the civil-rights struggle.<p>Every week for the third season of FX's spy thriller <i>The Americans</i>, Christopher Orr, Olga Khazan, and David Sims will discuss the intrigue and domestic …

Civil Rights

Waiting for the Conservative Jon Stewart

A unified theory of why political satire is biased toward, and talk radio is biased against, liberals in America.<p>Soon after Jon Stewart arrived at <i>The Daily Show</i> in 1999, the world around him began to change. First, George W. Bush moved into the White House. Then came 9/11, and YouTube, and the …

Comedy

7 Moments When Jon Stewart Led America

The fake newsman was so often the port in a storm of crazy.<p>There have been times, both on and off <i>The Daily Show</i>, that Jon Stewart has felt like the …

How Jon Stewart changed politics

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To gauge Jon Stewart's impact on American politics, try to imagine a presidential election without him.<p>The last time that happened was in 1996 when Bill Clinton faced off against Bob Dole.<p>"The Daily Show" host's hordes of millennial fans and political junkies will soon find out …

Comedy

David Brooks has a Bill Maher problem: More smug, sanctimonious nonsense from NYT’s laziest columnist

Does anybody at the New York Times read his column before trees are clear-cut for his bankrupt bleatings?<p>Twice a day, a stopped clock is right, right? Sometimes I even find something laudable in what David Brooks writes. Today, for example, I agree with his conclusion–but his argument is so bizarre …

Logging

Easy DIY Nut Butters

Homemade nut butters taste great, pack cyclist-friendly nutrients, and cost less than store-bought jars. Try these five creative—and delicious—recipes.<p><b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon …

Food

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism’s rising<p>What is going on? How do we explain this recent wave of secularization that is washing over so much of America?<p>The answer to these questions is actually much less theological or …

Stephen Colbert on drugs: 14 classic segments on everything from legal weed to “Breaking Bad”

The Colbert Countdown continues<p>During "The Colbert Report's" nine seasons, Stephen Colbert has tracked quite a few ongoing policy issues, including drugs. Whether it is low-level drug offenses, prescription pills, steroids, legal marijuana or pop culture representations of drug kingpins (read: …

Baseball’s Long and Complicated Relationship With the Bunt

Despite claims that it’s self-defeating, as the playoffs heat up, the “small ball” strategy can go a long way toward winning the World Series. An Object Lesson.<p>Heather Locklear couldn’t stop staring. Neither could future Hall of Fame pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux. It wasn’t baseball slugger …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Dan Snyder’s Anti-Public Relations and #CancelColbert

Did the “#CancelColbert” hashtag and subsequent uproar really, as so many are saying, let Washington football team owner Dan Snyder off the hook? Did …

Out Loud: The Glut of Great TV

On this week’s New Yorker Out Loud podcast, Emily Nussbaum and Rachel Syme join Sasha Weiss for a discussion of the current state of television and why we watch what we watch.<p>Their conversation is prompted by “True Detective,” the recent HBO crime drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody …

Boxed in: The power of cramped spaces on “True Detective” and “The Walking Dead”

On both shows this week, production design gives us a peek into the characters’ psyches<p>There is an ever-so-telling, darkly comic moment in the upcoming episode of “True Detective” in which Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) walks reluctantly into a cramped, sickly lit storage shed in the …

What 'House of Cards' gets wrong

<b>Spoiler Alert</b> <i>: This story contains some critical details from the second season of House of Cards. We’ve tried to keep them at a minimum and we’ve definitely avoided spoiling the big reveals at the end of the season.</i><p>How realistic is House of Cards? Star Kevin Spacey said this week that the show’s …

Happy Birthday, Stimulus! You Saved the World

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act turned five this week. It could have been better. But without it, the economy would be much worse.<p>It really was the end of the world.<p>It's hard to remember now, but in 2008 Lehman's collapse seemed like the start of something worse than a second Great …

Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show

An 1895 book of horror stories that’s the key to understanding the riveting HBO series ‘True Detective’ has become a bestseller on Amazon. Read the …

The Spectacular Myth of Obama's Part-Time America—in 5 Graphs

A falsifiable claim, falsified<p>If you've been paying attention to a certain slice of the financial media—see: <i>Forbes</i>, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, CNBC, and Fox News—you know for a fact that Obama and his health care law have tag-teamed with global economic trends to drive America inexorably toward a …

Bill Maher on Masturbation and National Security

The comedian has just launched the twelfth season of Real Time and is about to hit the road for a tour of stand-up dates in red states.<p>As his HBO show <i>Real Time</i> begins its twelfth season with higher ratings than ever—4.1 million viewers, high for a premium-cable talk show—the iconoclastic comedian …

Officemax sends junkmail addressed to "Daughter Killed In Car Crash"

Officemax sent junkmail to Mike Seay at his address in Lindenhurst, IL, with the notation "Daughter Killed In Car Crash" under his name. Seay's 17 …