The “Trump effect” threatens the future of the Paris climate agreement
Sunday marked the beginning of COP24, the latest round of United Nations climate negotiations. Somewhat oddly, the meeting is taking place in Katowice, a small city in Poland that was built on coal mining. Coal still provides 80 percent of Poland’s power and seems to be the visual theme of the event. (Like I said,…
My Boyfriend & I Pay $4,000 In Rent — For 400 Square Feet & A Terrace Filled With Plants
I really wanted us to get an outdoor table but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so we ended up buying a picnic table on Amazon and painting it. I'm all about DIY projects; it's what I do. I thought picking out a paint color would be easier, but we had 50…
Netflix’s F Is for Family examines the dark core of the angry sitcom dad
Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for November 25 through December 1 is “Battle of the Sexes,” the fifth episode of the third season of Netflix’s F…
US and China reach a compromise — but the trade standoff is far from over
The United States and China reached a modest compromise on trade on the sidelines of the G20 on Saturday. But the trade spat between the two countries is far from resolved. President Donald Trump has agreed to temporarily hold off increasing tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese-made goods in exchange for China purchasing “a not…
On SNL’s cold open, Trump is jealous of Putin and MBS’s budding bromance
On Saturday Night Live’s G20-themed cold open, Donald Trump found himself out in the cold. In Alec Baldwin’s unexpectedly-long-awaited return, Trump contemplated the latest findings in the Mueller investigation, being abandoned in turn by Cecily Strong’s Melania, Beck Bennett’s Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ben Stiller’s returning cameo as Michael Cohen, and a fabulous new cameo:…