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  • Wealthy Chinese are literally eating this exotic mammal into extinction

    25 October 2014, 1:04 pm

    For members of the middle class, consuming black-market pangolins is now considered a sign of wealth and status
  • From Gary Webb to James Risen: The struggle for the soul of journalism

    25 October 2014, 12:34 pm

    Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen?
  • Chevron greases local elections with geyser of cash

    25 October 2014, 12:02 pm

    Reports reveal the multinational has been pumping money into Mitch McConnell's and John Cornyn's Senate campaigns
  • How “Archie” went from dull to daring: The world’s tamest comic series is now our most…

    25 October 2014, 11:01 am

    Archie used to be the safest, squarest comic book franchise out there. But in the past few years, something changed
  • 23 ridiculous products you need to survive America’s “Ebola apocalypse”

    25 October 2014, 10:00 am

    The disease has landed in New York City, and a few online retailers are cashing in on the resulting panic
  • Reza Aslan’s atheism problem: “Fundamentalist” atheists aren’t the issue, apologists for…

    25 October 2014, 10:00 am

    Major religions all contain macabre fables, explicit injunctions for vile behavior no civilzed person should accept
  • Les Claypool: I’ve been exploding Americana for 30 years

    25 October 2014, 9:14 am

    The Primus lead singer on the band's new biography, Bee Gees covers and his Willy Wonka tribute
  • Jim Crow persists: How Ferguson case leaks revive a shameful tradition

    25 October 2014, 8:28 am

    A string of leaks to the media protecting Darren Wilson are part of a very big problem. Here's the sordid history
  • 7 facts that show the American dream is dead

    25 October 2014, 8:12 am

    A living wage, retirement security and a life free of debt are now only accessible to the country's wealthiest
  • The Republican Party’s electoral philosophy: Cheating wins

    25 October 2014, 6:40 am

    The explosion and enforcement of restrictive voter ID laws make this one thing very clear
  • “Hot goods’” hot mess: Minimum wage crackdown sparks backlash

    24 October 2014, 11:00 pm

    Unrest in the Pacific Northwest threatens a provision of federal wage law protecting American farm workers
  • Naomi Grossman of “American Horror Story”: “I’ve never been told I was so pretty until…

    24 October 2014, 8:41 pm

    Naomi Grossman tells Salon about comedy, "Saturday Night Live," and her radical "AHS" physical transformation
  • Lena Dunham’s “race problem” is not really her problem at all

    24 October 2014, 7:09 pm

    Why does Lena Dunham inspire so many young women to wax poetic about our own creative potential?
  • Vashti Bunyan: It’s hard to imagine making another album

    24 October 2014, 7:09 pm

    Bunyan on "Heartleap," the democratization of music, and why she writes songs about her family
  • “Be curious, I know I will forever be”: Stephen Hawking joins Facebook and instantly inspires…

    24 October 2014, 6:07 pm

    The brilliant cosmologist has already garnered over 900,000 likes
  • For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

    24 October 2014, 5:06 pm

    This procedure could save 30 percent more lives
  • Porn star Lisa Ann on her relationship with Notre Dame wide receiver Justin Brent: “YOLO”

    24 October 2014, 4:35 pm

    "I am very entertained by the incredible amount of commentary about my date," the 42-year-old adult actress tweeted
  • Community Discussion: How should we protect the oceans?

    24 October 2014, 4:04 pm

    The evidence stacks up that we're wrecking the oceans. What should we do?
  • A tiny town in Michigan will sell you a police badge and gun permit

    24 October 2014, 4:04 pm

    For only a few thousand bucks, you can be Johnny law too
  • Update: Report: Shooting at high school north of Seattle

    24 October 2014, 3:33 pm

    According to local television stations two people were airlifted to a hospital
  • McConnell’s “bipartisan” flop: Bizarrely taking ownership of a GOP political disaster

    24 October 2014, 3:18 pm

    Mitch McConnell says his efforts to privatize Social Security show he's a bipartisan consensus builder. Wait, what?
  • How to survive an apocalypse: What pop culture taught me about living through the end of the world

    24 October 2014, 3:02 pm

    Everything I've gleaned from such wellsprings of post-apocalyptic wisdom as "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead"
  • Richard Dawkins wants to create a “cosmic tombstone” of humanity and blast it into space

    24 October 2014, 2:47 pm

    The evolutionary biologist wants there to be a record of Shakespeare, Bach and more after we're extinct
  • Back off Barbie, Aaron Paul

    24 October 2014, 2:47 pm

    The "Breaking Bad" star throws shade in the wrong direction
  • Before and after photos show the shocking extent of Sao Paulo’s water crisis

    24 October 2014, 2:47 pm

    Southeastern Brazil is in the middle of its worst drought in eight decades

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