Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
You’re 100 Percent Wrong About Showering
It’s OK to get a little funky.
An Exposé on Wall Street Exposés
Don’t want your children to grow up to be bankers? Then don’t let them read "Straight to Hell."
Runner Scott Jurek Is, Surprisingly, Not a Crazy Person
The world-record-holding ultramarathoner just finished running the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, averaging about 50 miles a day: "My feet are so sore right now."
Why Is New York City Getting Naked for Andy Golub?
He's New York's most prolific body-painter, and he's bringing 100 nude models to Manhattan this weekend.
The 'Hole' is 12 Feet Below Street Level and About A Century Behind the Rest of New York
What do you get when you cross 19th century Arkansas with 21st century New York City?
Soon You Too Can Tour Hunter S. Thompson’s House
Doctor Gonzo’s former home in Woody Creek, Colorado, will be open to visitors next year and serving his favorite breakfast: gin Jell-O.
Love Is Blind, and So Are the Courtney Love Haters
Everyone loves to hate the talented singer, but she is turning the hate inside out.
A Bumpy Start For Kevin Lyons's Much-Hyped Streamliner
The Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner was the most impossibly cool car at the New York Auto Show. Impossible being the operative word.
Hunting for Treasures at Heritage Auctions
An assortment of some of the more whimsical items sold by Heritage Auctions.
The Last Place to Buy a Confederate Flag
Recent backlash against the Confederate flag could be valuable for collectors.
You’re 100 Percent Wrong About Bob Dylan
Contrary to what critics may say, Bob Dylan is a great singer… better, in fact, than Christina Aguilera.
A Brief History of ‘Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve'
How a tired homophobic catchphrase was reclaimed—and changed forever—by the gay rights movement.
Gary Snyder, 'Poet Laureate of Our Continent,' Lives in the Present
At 85, the multi-talented Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gary Snyder has a new book and shows little sign of slowing down.
Have We Got a Story for You: 18 Years of Storytelling at The Moth
After 18 years, the Moth is still enthralling audiences with tales of despair, deception and hilarious degradation.
You’re 100 Percent Wrong About Shark Week
Should real sharks die so that fake Megalodon might live? Discovery seems cool with it.
A Tibetan Singer Helps Mentally Ill Patients Find Their Voice
Singer Yungchen Lhamo, who escaped Tibet on foot, is now helping mentally ill patients in the U.S. escape.
'The Cartel' Is Your Annual Reminder that the War on Drugs Isn't Over
In two novels spanning four decades, Don Winslow goes deep on the real-world conflict consuming Mexico.
The Bronx Is Back to Ordinary, and That's Progress
No longer burning, the Bronx is suddenly hot.
Will ‘Cops’ Survive the Turned Tide on Police Videos?
The perennial TV show returns at a time when the public sees cop videos in a different light.
You Too Can Write a Best-Seller
MasterClass, a new Web service, lets you learn from the top minds in their respective fields.
James Taylor's New Album, Reviewed by a Panel of Moms
"This music feels like being at yoga," and other thoughts on James Taylor's long-awaited album.
Brian Wilson, Revisited
The Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy shows the destruction of an icon and the birth of a new kind of rock star.
Matthew Mungle Creates Hollywood’s Prosthetic Privates
The makeup artist has created faux genitals for comedies such as The Overnight, in theaters this month
RIP: The Bro, 1976–2015
A brobituary for the archetype that was once the ideal of American masculinity, now the butt of dad-bod jokes
Free BASEing, Wing Suits and the Man Who Could Fly
Dean Potter always wanted to fly. And for a while, he did
Why ‘Uptown Funk’ Is Immortal
Although inescapably annoying, the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars song is an optimistic sign for a hurting music industry.
High Steaks: The World of Female Competitive Eaters
If you have lunch with Molly Schuyler, a rising star in the competitive eating world, watch your fingers.
All in the Family: Inside NBC's 'Aquarius'
The new show is as much about Charles Manson as it is about 2015. Think 'Mad Men,' with better drugs.
Meet Boris Grebenshchikov, the Soviet Bob Dylan
A Q&A with the most important musician you’ve never heard of - but Russians have.
Why ‘The Movie Version’ Should Be Forgiven
If you love the book, thank the studio doing a version of it no matter how bad.