Is Bustle Really "Successful"?

Do you read Bustle, the website best known in "the culture" as the place whose founder, Bryan Goldberg, uses his female employees' legs as typing desks? No, me neither. Nonetheless, according to recent reporting by Amanda Hess at Slate, the thing is going gangbusters. It has 15 million unique visitors! It has over $11… » 8/22/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

Your End-of-August Cocktail Is A Lemon Rosemary Vodka Fizz

It's August. If you are reading this it is because you are stuck at work while your friends are off at their "lake houses" and "beach trips." The news, domestic and international, is awful. You need to relax. You need a cool beverage to relax. Allow me to suggest that the optimal beverage is a lemon rosemary vodka… » 8/22/14 11:30am Friday 11:30am

Cops Still Haven't Interviewed the Woman Shot at a Ferguson Protest

A little over a week ago, a Howard University student named Maya Aaten-White was leaving a rally about the Mike Brown shooting when she was shot in the head by unknown assailants. According to the Riverfront Times, a local alt-weekly, the police have since done... basically nothing about it. » 8/20/14 11:47am 8/20/14 11:47am

Who Are the "Revolutionary Communists" Allegedly Agitating in Ferguson?

It's plain that the main agitators in Ferguson are the police. But over the last few days, a great deal of the social media chatter on the crisis has identified another group increasing the tension: the Revolutionary Communist Party. RCP members, as the rumor goes, have parachuted into Ferguson and are trying to… » 8/19/14 3:23pm 8/19/14 3:23pm

Watching Ferguson, Furious, From 1,000 Miles Away

Central Park, this weekend, felt like a painting to me. Here were all these kids, many of them rich as kings, running around carefree while the situation in Ferguson, Mo., tightened like a fist. I'm thinking specifically of "Landscape With The Fall of Icarus," of course, about which there's this famous poem: » 8/18/14 5:20pm 8/18/14 5:20pm

Nate Silver, Inspired by Ferguson, Tells Idiotic Arrest Story

Nate Silver, a man frequently hailed as the future of journalism, gave a master class this evening on How Not To React To The News That Doesn't Involve You (Ferguson edition). In short, don't make it an occasion to tell the story about That Time You Were Arrested (as a white man) and the cops were actually nice and… » 8/14/14 12:14am 8/14/14 12:14am