The Science Behind Masks

Neither panacea nor pure performance, they’re simply a useful tool during public health crises.

How to Destroy a Story

10 years after the launch of Game of Thrones, Samuel Miller McDonald looks back at its promising start—and how it all went wrong.

Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud

Speculators might make money on it, but the arguments for its usefulness fail completely.

Eating Animals

A former vegan explains how she developed a more “nuanced” view.

Larry Hogan and the Mushy Middle

The Maryland governor’s COVID-era memoir is a study in moral cowardice.