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Jimmy Kimmel Is Seriously Funny

When a health scare with his infant son thrust him into the red-hot center of the health-care debate last spring, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the previously no-personal-politics zone of his show and articulated a position that wasn't exactly liberal or conservative so much as sensible and decent. In …

Comedy

It's Not the Food Deserts: It's the Inequality

A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities.<p>Too many Americans are overweight and eat unhealthy food, a problem that falls disproportionately on poor and low-income people. For many urbanists, the main culprit has long been …

Nutrition

“Harvey’s Concern Was Who Did Him In”: Inside Harvey Weinstein’s Frantic Final Days

Before the story of his alleged abuses broke in October, Harvey Weinstein hunkered down in his Tribeca bunker—even as the producer refused to believe the end was near.<p>On Monday, October 2, 2017, Harvey Weinstein arrived at work earlier than usual. As was his custom, he barked orders and moved from …

Bob Weinstein

How Conference Championship Teams Were Built

After the dust settled on the Miracle in Minneapolis, old friends Howie Roseman and Rick Spielman, now seven days away from playing for a trip to …

Latavius Murray

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle down. At 32, she had published a children’s book, won Jeopardy! three times and ridden roughly 1,400 miles …

Danica Roem

Babe Turns a Movement Into a Racket

The website made a name for itself by going after Aziz Ansari, and now it’s hurting the momentum of MeToo.<p>Fifteen years ago, Hollywood’s glittering superstars—among them Meryl Streep— were on their feet cheering for Roman Polanski, the convicted child rapist and fugitive from justice, when he won …

Feminism

How Trump Ranks vs. Past Presidents In Popularity At The End Of Year One

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song is “Ordinary Girl” from the television show “Clueless.”<p>Poll of the week<p>The …

Elections

Board game nights are having a moment. Here’s how to join in.

Growing up, everyone in my family received a board game for Christmas. We’d spend the lazy days that followed jumping in and out of mysterious worlds, word puzzles and intricate versions of charades. But as we grew up and moved out, the fading stacks of cardboard began collecting dust, and Netflix …

Board Games

Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

It's easiest to say what The Awl and The Hairpin <i>were</i> is by describing what they <i>weren't</i>.<p>They <i>weren't</i> places you went for lazy listicles and clickbait quizzes — <i>Which Character From</i> The Greatest Showman <i>Are You?</i><br>You didn't go there to get yet another hot take on whatever it was that everyone on social …

Journalism

How Do You Rebuild Your Life After Leaving A Polygamous Sect?

A decade ago, members of the FLDS — a fundamentalist sect of the Mormon church that practices polygamy — began leaving of their own volition. Today, they’re returning home to rewrite the dark narrative that’s formed around them.<p><b>At 62 years old, Coylyn Pipkin</b> is still a teenager. Women who’ve left …

Religion

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Uber

The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story<p>Writing coach Alan Gelb’s book is targeted specifically towards baby boomers: when this book was first published in 2015, he felt that baby boomers were staring down the barrel of their lives’ third act, not knowing what to do with it. According to Gelb, your …

Authors

Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Council on Foreign Relations

A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …

Psychology

The NFL playoffs show you don't need a great quarterback to succeed

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league but three of the four teams left standing this season don’t have superstars under center<p>Each April at the top of the NFL draft, teams grab at quarterbacks they envision leading them to glory. But none of the four quarterbacks remaining in the NFL playoffs took …

Blake Bortles

Inside the Thrilling, Chaotic Writers’ Room of Dawson’s Creek

“If you enter a show that runs too smoothly, you don’t learn much,” says Tom Kapinos, one of many successful writers who got his start on the teen drama that debuted 20 years ago. “But when you enter a show that’s a dysfunctional mess, you get to learn by doing.”<p>In the spring of 2001, <b>Greg …

TV

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.

The tour bus full of drag queens sped through rural Wisconsin on a brisk afternoon a few days before Thanksgiving. Mimosas were poured (and refilled) and hair was let down — or taken off. “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour” was underway: a 30-city, cross-country trek featuring stars from …

The top 10 places people are moving, and how their choices differ by race

Some of the United States' most homogenous cities attract a surprisingly diverse set of newcomers. Others still seem to be magnets for white people, but more on that later.<p>We know this because every year, millions of people choose to move across county, state or even country lines. There may be …

Maps

All 18 previous government shutdowns, explained

Congressional leaders once let funding expire because they didn’t want to miss a fundraiser.<p>If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to …

Government

Swing-state voters say why they're sticking with Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Voters in Ohio and Iowa voted twice for Barack Obama to be president, and then switched to Donald Trump in 2016, helping push him to his Electoral College victory.<p>One year into the Trump presidency, women and men in these two key states told CNN they are largely supportive of the work done, …

Elections

The 50 Most Definitive Family TV Shows, Ranked

<i>As long as there’s been TV, the family has been one of its favorite go-tos. All week long, Vulture is exploring how it’s been represented on our</i> …

TV

The top 10 foreign words that are now in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re hip to linguistics, you already know English is full of foreign words. For example, “hip” is from the 1920s slang “hepcat,” derived from the West African language Wolof, and its word for “one in the know,” a <i>hipikat.</i><p>To be in the know now—a postmodern hepcat, if you will—add 10 more foreign …

Language

Inside the Viking World Order, the Exclusive Club of Minnesota Vikings Superfans

<i>The following is excerpted from the book SUPERFANS: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom by George Dohrmann. Copyright © 2018 by George</i> …

Randy Moss

Inside Obama’s midterm campaign plans

In his first year back in private life, the former president has struggled with how to challenge his successor, but as the midterms approach he's preparing to take on a bigger political role.<p>Since leaving office, Barack Obama has struggled with how to do what no previous president has: take on his …

Barack Obama

The Things That Come to Those Who Wait

A sociocultural history of the line.<p>A many-legged organism winds its way through Soho, crawling the block at an excruciating pace. It strains the flow of New York sidewalk traffic, as ubiquitous as the Eastern gray squirrel, attracting the attention of an alien from Mars. The sound it emits is of …

Beverly Hills

The timeless allure of ruins

Even writers of the ancient world spoke of the wrecks of earlier societies with fear and longing, says Paul Cooper.<p>Mankind has always lived among its own ruins. Since our earliest history, we have explored ruined places, feared them and drawn inspiration from them, and we can trace that complex …

Art

Who Really Designed the American Dime?

The controversy that has long roiled the coin world.<p>When was the last time you looked—really looked—at a dime? It is the smallest coin in U.S. …

Calvin Coolidge