Ellen Page on what the U.S. should—or shouldn’t—learn from Canada

“Moving to Canada” has become a common response for many Americans looking to escape the United States’ political ails. But, in the video above, native Canadian Ellen Page notes that there are many problems the country is currently facing that parallel problems in the U.S., including dealing with their own legions of…

America Chavez battles her ex-girlfriend in this America #6 exclusive

America Chavez’s love life sucks. She’s still dealing with the fallout of a recent breakup that bled into her superhero and student lives, and now a different ex-girlfriend has re-entered America’s life and literally stabbed her in the back. Luckily, America has her superhero bestie, Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop, at the…

Find out Americans’ favorite swear words with this interactive map

America’s a huge country, with countless regional differences, by city and state and region. This is clear in our food, politics, music, holiday movies, and, perhaps most prominently, in our language—just try saying “yins” outside of Pennsylvania for proof. An interesting project on Quartz accumulates data from…

Let’s keep democracy alive by sending pizza to voters stuck in line

It’s not always easy doing your patriotic duty. In some areas of the United States, voters may find themselves waiting in seemingly endless, slow-moving lines for hours, just for the privilege of casting a ballot on Election Day. Some citizens, discouraged and weak from hunger, may even consider dropping out and going…

Corey Feldman returns to Today for another test of America’s character

After a performance that became an unexpected psychological experiment—testing the internet’s willingness to encourage or shit on a person’s dreams, according to their empathy for his struggles or distaste for celebrity entitlement—Corey Feldman returned to Today for another concert/morality play. As before, Feldman…

John Oliver celebrates Independence Day by reminding Americans what they gave up

John Oliver and his team at Last Week Tonight didn’t do a show on Sunday because of the long weekend. They did, however, put together a little online video to hold fans over until their next show. In it, Oliver spends three minutes explaining everything Americans gave up by declaring independence. The list includes…

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Budweiser to make America “pretty okay if nothing else is available” again

We Americans like to think of ourselves as exceptional, better than everyone else despite our crazy expensive health care, middling educational system, and shameful reality TV problem. (Although, to be fair, we learned that last one from the Brits.) We’re basically the world’s Tinder hookup, always making other…

Ariana Grande will not face criminal charges for licking donuts or hating America

At what was probably a dramatic, rain-soaked press conference on the steps of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in California, officials announced that Ariana Grande—the America-hating, donut-licking pop singer who became the most hated young woman in the world last week when she licked some donuts and said…

Florida senator wants to make Dinesh D’Souza’s America mandatory for students

Dinesh D’Souza, a disruptive rant at a local city council meeting that poured itself into a suit and became a filmmaker, has long stood for presenting an alternative to the mainstream version of history, whether it’s directing a movie suggesting that the genocide of Native Americans was going to happen anyway—because…