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Pandemic Life: My Husband Is Still Really Into Miniatures
Tony might have the one pandemic hobby that stuck.
The Trouble Nextdoor
Is it possible to ethically use problematic platforms like Nextdoor? Is there any point?
I’m Begging You, Let’s Come to a Consensus on the Thumbs Up Emoji
A year in isolation has ripped a hole in the fabric of text communication. 👎
Talking With Comedian and Iconic Sweetie Josh Gondelman
We discuss 'Desus & Mero,' Twitter, and the future of hugs in our 'What Now' newsletter.
‘Music’ Repeats Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Sins
Sia’s controversial film is an offensive, infuriating, and baffling mess.
‘Black Women Are, Always Have Been, and Will Continue To Be the Leaders’
Discourses with: historian Ashley D. Farmer on Black women, Black radicalism, and Black history.
Talking to Kim Kelly About the Most Electrifying Union Drive in America
That and much more in today's What Now newsletter.
The Shameless Greed of Kroger, Our New Capitalist Supervillain
The Kroger Company is pulling in record, billion-dollar profits—and refusing to pay its frontline workers an extra $4 an hour.
A ‘Return to Normalcy’ Should Scare You
The rapturous praise for 'boring' and 'normal' President Biden proves that we didn’t learn anything from the Trump presidency.
The Cops Showed Us Who They Are
The Capitol Police picked a side. We shouldn't be surprised which side it was.
Let’s Revive the Christmas Ghost Story
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and that used to mean terrifying your loved ones with supernatural Yuletide tales.
There’s Nowhere to Go but Up
The days have been getting shorter and shorter for months. This is where it ends.
There’s No Such Thing as a ‘COVID Housing Crisis’
We were living through this crisis long before the pandemic came along.
I’m Obsessed With Dave, the ‘Great British Bake Off’ Guy Who Freaking Loves California
Dave is addicted to the Golden State, and I'm addicted to Dave.
No Heroes: Girl Scouts
Being apolitical is not working for an organization I've cherished for much of my life.
It Wasn’t All Bad: Here Are Some Highlights From Our Election Night Stream
While you were spiraling, Discourse Blog spent Election Night 2020 talking with journalists, organizers, and podcasters about the state of the nation and what the hell happens next.
The Election Made Me Get a Cat
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of deep anxiety over politics must be in want of a tiny creature to obsess over.