The best sentences we read today

"A super PAC formed by the powerful city teachers' union paid more than $370,000 to an apparently fictitious political consulting firm."

By Dylan Matthews October 3, 2013

The best sentences we read today

“Voila! The Citi Bike has become the Escalade SUV in the cannibal culture that arises after peak oil.”

By Dylan Matthews September 16, 2013

The best sentences we read today

"There is a certain small percentage of the population, I’d say in the 3 percent range, that don’t have good, readable fingerprints for various reasons."

The best sentences we read today

"Scholars in this field of inquiry—breakfast science—have been fudging facts and misinterpreting the science."

By Sarah Kliff September 10, 2013

The best sentences we read today

"Japan’s nuclear power plants have been under attack by jellyfish since the 1960s, with up to 150 tons per day having to be removed from the cooling system of just one power plant."

The best sentences we read today

"Tian Tian, who was born in captivity in China, is a hefty 264 pounds but has been a relatively ineffective breeder with poor natural technique, zoo experts have said."

The best sentences we read today

"All of a sudden this thing came to me that I have used — I’d used many times before, that thing about "I have a dream" — and I just felt that I wanted to use it here."

By Sarah Kliff August 28, 2013