Why the "50 Shades of Grey" trailer is genius, anti-surveillance camouflage for your face, the twee revolution explained, and more...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

One Hour and 57 Minutes in Arizona

Joseph Wood's death Wednesday is the fourth botched execution in the United States this year.

Matt Ford

Why Are Wages for Young College Grads So Terrible?

Forget about the mythical throngs of Ivy-educated baristas. Companies have essentially frozen entry-level salaries for even the smartest graduates.

Derek Thompson

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

In a world of increasingly sophisticated facial-recognition technology, a drastic technique can throw the machines off your trail.

Robinson Meyer

50 Shades of Grey's Trailer: Genius

The dull sexual document of our age becomes a lot more interesting once Beyonce's involved.

Noah Berlatsky

Why So Many People Care So Much About Others' Sex Lives

A new study looks at the evolutionary psychology behind ideas of sexual morality.

Cari Romm

How LGBT Students Are Changing Christian Colleges

On evangelical campuses, where codes of conduct prohibit "homosexual behavior," it's becoming more and more difficult to ignore the presence of gay and lesbian students. 

Philip Francis and Mark Longhurst

The Female Thor and the Female Comic-Book Reader

The stereotype that only men want to read superhero stories is wrong—but just how wrong?

Noah Berlatsky

In a Year, Child Protective Services Checked Up On 3.2 Million Children

2.5 million of those kids were declared 'non-victims.' Another 686,000 were 'abused' or 'neglected.' And an estimated 1,640 kids died as a result.

Conor Friedersdorf

The Twee Revolution

From Wes Anderson to Zooey Deschanel to Brooklynites on bicycles, a terrifying aesthetic is overtaking America.

James Parker

Video: Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going?

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