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“You get a cookie for being offended”: Mat Johnson on the fine art of racial satire

The author of "Pym" talks about his new novel, his love-hate relationship with Twitter and being a black nerd

Does a “base tan” really protect against sunburn?

Studies of sunshine-deprived human buttocks offer an answer to one of summer's oldest questions

The right’s big gun lie: Debunking the phony case that more guns will stop crime

The NRA and some researchers claim we just need more good guys with guns. The math shows they're all dead wrong

137 shots, no justice: Cleveland protests as another cop goes free

A judge can't determine who fired the shots which killed two unarmed black men, so an officer is acquitted

Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do

The second life of memories: Where they go when we forget

New research suggests traces of a lost memory might remain in our cells' nuclei

“The party of white people”: How the Tea Party took over the GOP, armed with all the wrong lessons from history

The Founders were a divided bunch. They believed in debate but also in solving problems. Someone tell the Tea Party

David Foster Wallace vs. Jonathan Franzen: Finding truth and authenticity in an age of irony

If Franzen is our genius realist, and DFW our genius postmodernist -- how might they meld irony and sincerity?

London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 ¾ economy and the Tories’ shocking victory

How London became a monetized simulation of itself -- and how that vision fueled David Cameron's surprise win

Glenn Greenwald, I’m sorry: Why I changed my mind on Edward Snowden

After 60 years in public life, my first reaction to Snowden leaks was rage. I was wrong. So was most of the media

The power grab that destroyed American politics: How Newt Gingrich created our modern dysfunction

In '94, the GOP used Contract with America to claim mandate for right-wing policies. It worked. Let's learn from it

The Christian right’s shocking conquest: Why religious moderates have disappeared from America

While the number of religious Americans is in decline, evangelical membership is growing. Here's what it means

GOP’s ground troops conundrum: As ISIS advances, how will Republican candidates (try) to thread the needle?

Republican presidential candidates haven't all committed to ground troops just yet. Because that's not easy

“Fox and Friends” ugly Girl Scout freakout: Why the right is so afraid of transgenderism

Elizabeth Hasselbeck adds her voice to the hate -- hate that leads to violence, and away from compassion

Josh Duggar’s incomplete confession: “I acted inexcusably”

The family's official statements only raise more questions as a scandal continues to grow

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