america

crime

2019 Mood: Drinking Wine Out of a Pringles Can on a Scooter at Walmart

A Texas woman traced slow, wine-fueled circles around the parking lot for hours before officers arrived.
Jelisa Castrodale
4 days ago
in memoriam: anthony bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Made Marginalised Communities Like Mine Feel Worthy

As a native West Virginian, I never thought I'd see my home state represented with respect and fairness—until Bourdain showed up.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.9.18
japan

American Comedian Compares Gun Control to Asking Japanese People to Give Up Miso Soup

“Dude, you can’t kill someone with a bowl of miso soup,” one person responded.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.10.18
politics

Pro-Trump, Anti-Global Warming Facebook Post Leads to Restaurant's Closure

Cup It Up American Grill in Tuscon, Arizona was forced to close just 72 hours after its controversial post went sideways.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.13.17
politics

A Look Inside the Bar Inspired by Trump's Penthouse

“When you walk in, it hits you quite hard. You draw attention to how outrageous he is and how much money he has—and he’s the President of the United States.”
Phoebe Hurst
8.22.17
america

In the Belly of America: The Former Cop Who Became an Avocado Farmer

JC Iamurri has been many things throughout his life. I spoke to him about guns, Girl Scout cookies, and the secrets to competitive arm wrestling.
Ivy Knight
5.10.17
america

This Mac 'n' Cheese Burger Is So Decadent that It's Actually Making the Internet Mad

Did the deep-fried mac and cheese buns go too far? Or was it the extra scoop of mac and cheese on top of the beef and bacon?
Jelisa Castrodale
4.5.17
Fast Food

3 Guys Drove 1,000 Miles to Try the Only McDonald's Pizza in America

"Nathan said he was going to check to make sure that they actually have the pizza, and I said, 'No, it would be hilarious if we just drive down there and it turned out that they don’t even have it.'"
Jelisa Castrodale
3.28.17
politics

This Website Lets You Send Pizza to Protestors Around America

The idea started with sending locally purchased pizza to hungry voters who were waiting in long lines at polling places during the 2016 election.
Wyatt Marshall
2.3.17
history

Chinese Fortune Cookies Aren’t Actually Chinese

But they do reveal a lot about the history of Chinese food in America. Pretty impressive for a tasteless biscuit.
Barclay Bram
1.27.17
politics

Will China Stop Importing America's Crops Under a Trump Presidency?

Last year, the US sent $20.2 billion worth of agricultural products to China, with soybeans as the biggest export. But Trump's policies could dramatically change that.
Wyatt Marshall
11.16.16
Halloween

Evil Irish Turnips Were the Original Jack-O'-Lanterns

Before pumpkins, turnips were the spooky lantern vegetable of choice—all because this guy Jack skipped out on his bar bill and messed with the Devil.
David Whelan
10.28.16
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