How the British Screwed Up the Middle East, in 10 Classic Cartoons

The sun may have set on the Empire, but its impact is still felt in the region today.

This Brilliant Phone Number Is the Perfect Way for Women to Avoid Aggressive Men

Every feminist's new going-out checklist: phone, keys, wallet, bell hooks.

This Viral Photo of Brazilian Inequality Wasn't Taken at the World Cup

It's a year old, BUT that doesn't make it any less powerful.

The Smartest States In America Aren't the Ones You'd Expect

Sorry, New York and California.

Why 'Magic School Bus' Returning to TV Is Fantastic News For Women in Science

This cartoon can make a world of difference.

Activists Just Took a Bold Stand Against Those Anti-Homeless Spikes in London

And it didn't turn out the way they expected.

The World Cup's Nightmare Opener Revealed Soccer's Biggest Flaw

And it has nothing to do with the protests in Sao Paulo.

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Rest of the World About How to Treat Fathers

This Father's Day, let's forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need.

India's Court Ruled Homosexuality Is a Crime. How These Couples Responded Is Beautiful

"This is what we think about Section 377."

The Pentagon Is Preparing for the Collapse of Society

The Department of Defense is working on a plan just in case global society disintegrates.

There's a Solar Storm Headed to Earth, and It May Mess With Your Day

Here's what this burst of electromagnetic radiation means for you.

A City Mayor Grossly Overreacted to a Guy Parodying Him on Twitter

This is not the right way to response to satire.

President Obama Just Did What Congress Wouldn't Do on the Minimum Wage

"No person who works a full-time job should have to live in poverty."

A Damaging Double Standard for Men Is Running Rampant in R&B

These are the two faces every man wears.

The Science of How Hip-Hop Combats Poverty

Education is power.

The Real Message American Men Need to Hear Isn't the One We Send on Father's Day

It's time for fathers to take responsibility.

14 Iconic Solos That Showcase Jazz Music's Incredible History

It's arguably the truest American music, and it has been shaping our history for decades.

What Shonda Rhimes Gets Wrong About Hashtag Activism

Her Dartmouth critique of modern Internet activism doesn't tell the full story.

This Ballet Tells the Story of Our Generation

It solves the problems of millennial artists.

Kim Jong-Un Is Furious with His Weathermen

He ripped into them at a recent state visit.

There's Something Very Different About This Year's England World Cup Team

It's unlike any we've seen over the past decade, and fans are more excited than ever.

Elon Musk Just Made a Brilliant, Unselfish Business Decision

And it could fundamentally change how Americans travel.

Mic Check — The World Cup's Bumpy Start, the Legacy of Gun Violence and Selfies at Auschwitz

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 13, 2014.