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Who is a terrorist, actually?

Who is a terrorist, actually?

When I write about the threat of white supremacist terrorism, I often receive complaints from readers that I am focusing on the wrong problem and that my articles are ill-informed and misleading (I’m putting the complaints politely). Instead of focusing on white supremacists, they argue, I should instead write about the “real” terrorists like antifa…
Is Joe Biden Actually Trying To “Hurt God?” Trump Says He Is, So It Must Be True

Is Joe Biden Actually Trying To “Hurt God?” Trump Says He Is, So It...

Trump has gone after Biden for months with a line of strange and downright false attacks. Biden is “sleepy,” “corrupt,” and “weak,” according to the president, who wants his supporters to believe that despite it all, Biden also has the power to destroy God. Trump has repeatedly mocked Biden’s mental fitness, running Facebook ads with…
What We Actually Bought For Under $100 This Month

What We Actually Bought For Under $100 This Month

If we had $100 to spend, what would we buy? Our answers to this question look decidedly different than they did at the beginning of March. Finances are tight, and not everyone can afford to drop a Benjamin on non-essentials, we get it. Which is why this month's edition of our Shopping team's MVPs is…
Is It Actually Safer To Get A Haircut Outside?

Is It Actually Safer To Get A Haircut Outside?

Despite the practical and financial obstacles surrounding a full-service outdoor hair salon, the model can be effectively implemented for simple haircuts. "I definitely think that this option could be a great way to keep barbershops in business," notes Capri. "For barbers, the outdoor service would just look like a dry haircut — the stylist could…
Will NYFW Actually Happen?

Will NYFW Actually Happen?

On Thursday, WWD reported that IMG sent out a "fashion week deck" to all participating designers to determine their interest in holding shows in September. The accompanying letter, obtained by WWD, reportedly reads: “Over the past few months, we’ve heard from so many of you about the challenges you face, your uncertainty about what’s ahead…
5 Razors That Actually Work — According To Our Editors

5 Razors That Actually Work — According To Our Editors

It was a high that was frankly hard to come down from. But come down we did, especially once we realized that women's razors, for the most part, suck. I can't count the number of times I've purchased a new razor, been thrilled to shave with it for the first time during my nightly shower,…
10 Items You Actually Need In Your Kitchen — According To Home-Cooking Pros

10 Items You Actually Need In Your Kitchen — According To Home-Cooking Pros

After losing count of the number of days we've now spent locked down at home, we began to notice a few quarantine archetypes emerging from these unusual times. There are the hungry bookworms plowing through every best-seller list, the green-thumbed plant parents growing their own apartment gardens, and then there are the bread-baking newbies just…
Can Kanye West Actually Run For President Under The “Birthday” Party?

Can Kanye West Actually Run For President Under The “Birthday” Party?

But this doesn't come as much of a surprise late in the game, nor does West's conviction to run for president in 2020. West’s sudden bid for the presidency is, at least in talk, years in the making. At the 2015 VMAs, West referenced his future campaign while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.…
Does Chlorine Actually Kill Coronavirus?

Does Chlorine Actually Kill Coronavirus?

"[Chlorine is a] totally an adequate material to use on hard surfaces, such as your phone and countertops, all of those things," he says. It's not so great on soft surfaces, and he cautions, it's not a good idea to mix chlorine with other kinds of disinfectants. "You have to be aware that when you're…
How deepfakes could actually do some good

How deepfakes could actually do some good

Caroline McGinnes might be one of the few people in the world who knows what it’s like to lend someone a face. In a new HBO documentary, her eyes, nose, and mouth help cloak the identities of LGBTQ people in Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim republic in Russia. Essentially, McGinnes volunteered to become a deepfake, in…

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