Politics Sunday

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Nick Spicer asks if BP might have something in common with Captain Ahab.

Apparently, there was a time  when presidents weren’t all rich guys.

How an online community saved two Russian women from falling prey to sex traffickers.

Did you know that Costa Rica has a sloth orphanage? Now you do. (No, I’m not above links to videos of adorable animals sometimes. Don’t judge me.)

Is Hugh Hefner “the most influential figure that American popular culture has produced?”


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →