The United States elected a president who lies so much that he’s lost credibility only two months after his inauguration. This is a serious problem: The day will soon come when Donald Trump really needs the American people to believe him. Will anybody know if he’s telling the truth?
Kevin Moore is a cartoonist living in Portland, Oregon, where it used to be affordable and livable. He is also a librarian. You can view more of his work at mooretoons.com
On the Monday before Christmas break at an elementary school in Pearland, Texas, just south of Houston, a five-year-old girl named Kai went with the rest of her kindergarten classmates to the library. Physically slight but hugely affectionate with silky blond hair, Kai loved her teacher, her classmates, and her school.
As Trump’s presidency progresses, the fate of undocumented immigrants grows ever more tenuous. In January, President Trump signed an executive order that broadens the scope of people subject to deportation beyond violent criminals to include anyone living in the U.S. illegally. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement…
A little over a decade ago, Jesse*, a now-42-year-old man based in Alberta, Canada, got a divorce. An office administrator for a warehouse distributor, Jesse’s a self-described “omega male” who sees himself as a pretty geeky guy, or at least one who doesn’t stand out in a crowd.
Just what is it that makes today’s president so different, so appealing? (To his supporters, anyway.) Donald Trump might be our first reality-star chief executive, but if you really want to experience the national id he has tapped into, you’d be better off watching Hollywood blockbusters. It’s time to go to the movies.
Yesterday, in an interview with Vulture, half-Chinese, half-white actor Lewis Tan revealed that at one point he was vying for the lead in Netflix’s new show, Iron Fist, before ultimately being cast in a smaller role as one-episode villain Zhou Cheng.
Some lessons just never sink in, even after 500 years.
Welcome to Where It Hurts, a weeklong series that tells the stories of people in the United States who have gone without health insurance when they needed it most.
In the summer of 2012, Jameka Evans started work as a security guard at Georgia Regional Hospital. At work, Evans wore a men’s uniform and her hair short. She didn’t openly discuss her love life, but she is a lesbian. Not long after she began work at the hospital, she says, her boss and a human resources manager began…
There are many thoughtful updates in Disney's newest adaptation of Beauty And The Beast. Belle is still a misunderstood bookworm, but she’s also a fledgling engineer who helps her father build music boxes and designs rigs for her manual chores. The other townsfolk are much more ethnically diverse. This is a fantasy in…
A couple of weeks ago, musician Felix Walworth was excited to be heading to South by Southwest, the multi-pronged juggernaut that, every March, turns Austin into a boozy musical wonderland or a hellish clusterfuck, depending on who you ask. Walworth even joked on Twitter that what their band, Told Slant, hope to…
Welcome to Rank and File, a series that tells the stories of young veterans and the changing face of the military. Read our intro to the series here.
Welcome to Rank and File, a series that tells the stories of young veterans and the changing face of the military. Read our first piece in the series here.
You get a job in the White House, which means you're going to be a powerful and influential individual. Lots of deep-pocketed individuals are going to want to curry favor with you, but it's hard for them to do that in a way that withstands government ethics rules.