3. Behind the scenes at small-town America’s beauty pageants

    A big-city photographer discovers an inspiring community of young women participating in provincial tradition


  4. Our democracy is a people’s democracy. And it can be as great as the people can be, but it’s also as fallible as people are.

    George Takei shares a pretty profound insight into America’s strength and dangerous flaw

    Instead of talking about Star Trek or his gay-rights activism, the actor chose to discuss his World War II experience on The Daily Show






  9. Stephen Colbert offers a shockingly raw takedown of America’s justice system

    America incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation



  11. Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the release of Born in the U.S.A., one of the best-selling rock albums ever made. 



  13. The lazy directing of modern American cringe comedy, explained

    Modern comedy is too often filmed in a kind of soap-opera style, like something shot for efficiency reasons, with characters mostly just talking to each other in close-up.