- November 28, 2011
- Of Mice and Memes
Three centuries of postmodern cat humor.
- November 21, 2011
- Read His Lips
The congressional deficit supercommittee is at risk of deadlocking over taxes. And for that, you can largely blame (or thank, depending) Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and his very effective anti-tax pledge. Here, the roots of Norquist’s ideas and style.
- November 14, 2011
The latest entries in a thriving subfield: long-distance psychological analysis of the 44th president.
- November 7, 2011
A hippie-era use of traditional African instruments has become a 21st-century political issue at Occupy Wall Street.
- October 31, 2011
- Smokeless Smokes
With cigarette taxes up and smoking in bars, restaurants, and parks now banned, a subculture has grown up around “e-cigarette” nicotine-delivery devices.
- October 24, 2011
- The Freeloading Playbook
Diagrams of some famous IRS-dodging strategies.
- October 17, 2011
- The Jobs Collection
Below, a selection of Steve Jobs’s devices held by MoMA, Cooper-Hewitt, London’s Design Museum, and Hamburg’s Museum for Arts and Crafts, illustrated with patent drawings related to their development.
- October 10, 2011
- Meet the Occupants
We polled 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters who are in it for the long haul.
- October 3, 2011
- Because Warren Buffett Said So
Warren Buffett as political totem.
- September 26, 2011
- Slim City
Samantha Xu, in her first season as a model, and Ashley Bouder, who is dancing the lead role in Swan Lake, share their collected thinness inputs.