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Parkland students are schooling America on how to fight gun violence

03:17 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Championing a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of smart and irreverent original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's pe...Show More

My badass 7-year-old daughter makes me want to be a better feminist

05:33 | Feb 8th, 2018

Championing a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of smart and irreverent original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's pe...Show More

I think I finally get the appeal of Trump Twitter. It has to do with Holden Caulfield

05:45 | Feb 7th, 2018

Championing a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of smart and irreverent original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's pe...Show More

Navy’s Largest Floating Hospital Docks in Puerto Rico

03:21 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Championing a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of smart and irreverent original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's pe...Show More

The Onerous Tax that White America Puts on Black Wealth

06:55 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem as others stand during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)AP In the United States o...Show More

Five Massive Orgasm Myths

05:21 | Oct 10th, 2017

The average orgasm lasts less than 30 seconds—but we assign a lot of weight to those ephemeral episodes of ecstasy. People tend to have very strong opinions about what orgasms should be like and how and when and with whom we should be having them. Bu...Show More

Puerto Rico Needs More Than Just Paper Towels

06:20 | Oct 9th, 2017

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Trump is in Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)AP SAN JUAN—After a weekend ...Show More

Jalopnik is coming to TV

03:41 | Oct 6th, 2017

They say young people don’t care about cars anymore. They say the culture is dying. They say human driving doesn’t even have a future. The Jalopnik community of readers, knows that isn’t true. You also know the last place to look for modern car cultu...Show More

Why I Stopped Referring to the Middle East as the Arab World

03:40 | Oct 2nd, 2017

ERBIL, IRAQ - SEPTEMBER 22: Kurdish people show their support for the upcoming referendum for independence of Kurdistan at a massive rally held at the Erbil Stadium on September 22, 2017 in Erbil, Iraq.

Halla Barakat and her mother were stabbed to death. Now I fear for my life

04:07 | Sep 28th, 2017

Facebook I was sitting in class when my phone started to blow up with incoming messages: “Did you hear what happened to Halla Barakat?” My heart raced. “What happened?” I texted back. The ensuing silence felt like hours. A minute later I got my answ...Show More

5 things the U.S. could learn from Nambia’s increasingly self-sufficient health care system

04:39 | Sep 26th, 2017

Omar Bustamante/ Fusion Nambia doesn’t get a whole lot of positive press in the mainstream media these days. Sure, there’s the occasional human-interest article…the ghostly photos of the desert encroaching on Nambia’s suburbs… …or the zebra who lost ...Show More

Sean Spicer just grabbed America by the pussy—and we let him do it

03:36 | Sep 19th, 2017

Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Sean Spicer’s unexpected cameo during the 69th annual Emmy Awards...Show More

Debt Trap: How the student loan industry fails young Americans

24:42 | Sep 11th, 2017

Omar Andrews figured he was about to watch history being made in his home state of Maine. Local lawmakers, seeking to do something about the nation’s growing student loans crisis, wanted to crack down on the powerful loan servicing companies.

Trump can still change America while failing as president

05:25 | Sep 8th, 2017

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)AP It may look like Trump’s presidency is a failure because he’s been so utterly inept at del...Show More

‘There’s a hero in everyone,’ says head of volunteer disaster-response team

03:08 | Sep 7th, 2017

courtesy photo Dr. Alison Thompson’s humanitarian rescue and response team of volunteers was born out of the rubble of the twin towers’ collapse in New York City in 2001. Now she has a team of 10,000 volunteers who hop on planes around the world and ...Show More

The U.S. needs to prepare for the possibility that Trump won’t leave office peacefully

06:18 | Aug 29th, 2017

photo illustration by Elena Scotti and Erendira Mancias There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about whether Donald Trump will survive four years—or even one year—of his disastrous presidency. The internet and cable news are full of voices specul...Show More

What the Everhard Manuscript tells us about Trump’s frightening embrace of The Iron Heel

04:55 | Aug 28th, 2017

photo illustration by Fusion I rubbed my eyes in disbelief and looked again at Donald Trump’s latest tweet. I had read it correctly the first time. It was an unmistakable literary reference to authoritarian rule. Trump’s warning seemed clear: Protest...Show More

People with nothing better to do are upset about a high school student’s painting

01:53 | Aug 21st, 2017

from YouTube A high school student’s painting of the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab is drawing confused criticism from conservative activists who are upset by the image, but can’t seem to agree why. The polemic painting, which hangs in the Califor...Show More

What is to be done about Venezuela?

08:06 | Aug 17th, 2017

Alex Izaguirre Venezuela is a disaster. Its democracy is broken and its economy is in ruins. The social fabric is being torn apart, and its national identity is up for grabs. People are going hungry and institutions are going to pot. The country is i...Show More

Trump backs individual health insurance mandate—but only for foreigners

03:24 | Aug 8th, 2017

Kent Hernández/ Fusion President Donald Trump this week endorsed an immigration bill that would require foreigners to get health insurance as a prerequisite for a new nonimmigrant visa classification. That’s right, the guy who has been fighting to re...Show More

Scaramucci is the broken version of Winston at the end of Orwell’s 1984

04:15 | Jul 31st, 2017

Alex Izaguirre In George Orwell’s frighteningly prescient novel 1984, The Ministry of Truth is equipped with a type of pneumatic tube network called the Memory Hole, which leads to a glowing incinerator somewhere in the bowels of the building. It’s u...Show More

Chicago musicians to check out (who aren’t Chance the Rapper)

03:04 | Jul 21st, 2017

This week at the A.V. Club, we are bringing you the “Sound of Chicago,” an episode celebrating Chicago’s music past, present, and future. I just moved to Chicago from New York City, a coast that is pretty obsessed with itself, as our guest Rhymefest ...Show More

This professor is using mosques to teach Muslim youth the language of the future

03:49 | Jul 20th, 2017

Omar Bustamante/ Fusion There’s a new language being taught in mosques across North America. For many people, it’s foreign, but Professor Omar Malik thinks it’s the language of the future. Malik, a highly skilled software engineer and a part-time pro...Show More

Yellowstone’s grizzlies are losing important protections, but what if they need them back?

09:32 | Jul 17th, 2017

This July 6, 2011 file photo shows a grizzly bear roaming near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The state of Wyoming is moving to take over management of grizzly bears from the federal government even as environmental groups increasingl...Show More

Who won the f’ing cold war, anyway?

03:40 | Jul 13th, 2017

image by Alex Izaguirre/ Fusion The name Donald Trump seems to be synonymous with Russian scandal these days. In the past week, both Donald Trump The Elder and Donald Trump The Lesser have gotten themselves so tangled up in their own web of Russian l...Show More

Team Trump’s trickle-down justice model is racist by design

05:17 | Jul 10th, 2017

Getty Images The United States is addicted to locking up black people. Home to roughly 5% of the world’s population, the United States has more than 20% of the world’s total prison population. And black people account for about 37.7% of America’s pri...Show More

How to fake being a trendy eater

04:20 | Jul 7th, 2017

This year, I celebrated America’s Birthday with an ice cold brew and as many doctor’s appointments as I could fit into a bank holiday. This week’s episode is about food trends.

The Buy Clean California Act could make America Great again and reduce emissions

03:40 | Jul 6th, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 24: Workers construct scaffolding on a tower of the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during a tour of the demolition site on March 24, 2014 in Oakland, California. The first phase of the demolition of the ...Show More

Passive housing is a very active way to combat climate change and cut costs

05:10 | Jul 5th, 2017

pixabay Imagine living in a house which heats and cools itself, which saves significantly on energy costs and keeps you healthy and comfortable – and helps to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the process. The good news is that, in the UK and several ...Show More

Study quantifies health impacts of storing and transporting coal

05:19 | Jul 4th, 2017

PRINTER, KY - JUNE 3: A loaded CSX Transportation coal train sits parked on a spur track at Blackhawk Mining, LLC Spurlock Prep Plant on June 3, 2014 in Printer, Kentucky. New regulations on carbon emissions proposed by the Obama administration have...Show More