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Acronyms for Adults Only

How to keep up with the texting shorthand your elders use to confound you


Texting acronyms for aging baby-boomers


Who is the champion in Washington’s swampy sleaze-and-corruption arena?

From North Korea with Love

Overheard snippets of conversation between Vladimir Putin and his guest, Kim Jong Un

Assisted Leading

White House aides worry that Biden is showing his age—or Methuselah’s

Peer Pressure

How do lawyers pick “a jury of his peers” when the defendant is Donald Trump? Actually, the potential jury pool is pretty deep

DeSantis Campaign Contributors

He reportedly raised more than $8 million within 24 hours of announcing his candidacy for president. Just who the hell is giving Ron DeSantis all this money?

Now Boarding

From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

What can Nikki Haley teach us about the solar system? And the Republican Party?

What a Gas!

Quick-fire answers to all your pressing questions about the Chinese spy balloon

A Furshlugginer Great Boss

The life of William M. Gaines, Mad magazine’s unmistakable publisher, was as large as the man himself

It’s a Smaller World

Those we lost in 2022—a special Disney remembrance

Handy Halloween Hacks

With a few minor tweaks, you can recycle an old costume into something more timely

“Anyone Seen the Beefeater Gin Guy?”

Queen Elizabeth headed one of the world’s biggest brands. It’s only right that advertising heads of state come to mourn her

Scooby Dooby Do …

Why go to Elvis chapels in Vegas when Frank Sinatra can perform the ring-a-ding-ding for you?

Wade’s World

A state-by-state breakdown of new laws being proposed in a post–Roe v. Wade era

Disney Is Not Mickey Mousing Around

Revealed: the Magic Kingdom’s secret plans to retaliate against Florida governor Ron DeSantis

The Lost Fans of CNN+

Management snuffed the new network after 32 days. Yet there were plenty of fans out there!

Pass the Word

Netflix lowers the boom on oversharing

Tampa vs. Albany

The startling similarities and eerie differences between Tom Brady and Andrew Cuomo

My Din-Din with Gaga

Climate Change

10 chilling predictions about global warming

Heart Burns

Valentine candies with a message 4 U

Where Have You Gone, Bill de Blasio?

New York City’s former mayor decided not to run for governor, maybe because he had these losers behind him