Bird of the Week: Toucan Barbet
'A damn watercolor of a bird.'
We Don’t Talk Enough About: Lox Spread
It's a delicious schmear for all the people, not just the privileged few.
Please Enjoy This Wild Nextdoor Letter About Yelling and Pickleball
The AOC Dress Freakout Isn’t Really About AOC
It's about the enraging limitations of our current political moment.
An In-Depth Interview With My Son About Today’s World
I thought I'd use this week's What Now to see what insights he might have on the many pressing topics of the day.
Bird of the Week: Steller’s Sea Eagle
Journey with us to the far shores of Japan and Russia, where this incredible bird rules over all that it surveys.
The 13 Most Embarrassing Songs About Hating Donald Trump
Trump has left office (for now) but these ultra-cringey pop culture artifacts are still haunting us.
Meet the World’s Newest Socialist Heroes
In a gated community in Buenos Aires, the world's largest rodent is causing a ruckus and seizing the means of production.
The Discourse Blog Reader Survey: Are We Having Fun Yet?
In our second reader survey, we asked about expensive mistakes, military propaganda, litter boxes, and which Matt readers would rather marry.
America’s Top Nazi Is a Broke Little Booger Who Can’t Get a Table
Punching Nazis works!
Having Our Dead Bodies Sold Back to Us
Laying out a vision of a death untouched by profit motive.
Pandemic Life: I Guess We’re at the Crossword Puzzle Phase
With our previously-scheduled pandemic reemergence on pause, the beautifully dull crossword puzzle has somehow become the most thrilling thing in my life.
Bird of the Week: Bumblebee Hummingbird
Meet the second-smallest bird in the world. Like, all of it.
Behold, Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest Effort to Make the World Worse
Zoom is bad enough, but Oculus' new product adds creepy cartoon avatars and a virtual whiteboard into the mix.
Bird of the Week: Great Bittern
When we say great, we MEAN it.
State Flags, Ranked
Some U.S. state flags deserve to flap freely in the breeze for years to come. Others should be burned immediately.