Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith is Senior Staff Writer for Mic covering... whatever this world is becoming. He was previously Director of Social Media and Analytics and Digital Strategist for Newsweek and the International Business Times. He attended Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn.

March 22, 2018

Brittany Packnett: We need to talk about the role of white privilege in the gun control debate

In a powerful video op-ed for 'Mic', Brittany Packnett reveals the ways that white privilege has been quietly shaping the way we talk about guns.

March 21, 2018

Steven Pinker: Believe it or not, you’re lucky to be alive in 2018

In an exclusive video op-ed for Mic, Steven Pinker makes the surprising case for 2018 as the greatest time to be alive — despite how it feels. Watch it above.
March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day, Lilly Singh wants to send the world a message about girl-on-girl hate

On International Women’s Day 2018, Singh wants you to join her movement to make the world a better place for women.
March 7, 2018

Sarah McBride: If your loved one came out as trans, what kind of world would you want them to enter?

Sarah McBride wants to move on from talking about bathroom rights for transgender people — but opponents of trans equality won’t let the conversation die.
March 6, 2018

Brittany Packnett: This is how we talk about the black victims of gun violence in America

In an exclusive video op-ed for 'Mic', activist Brittany Packnett is crying foul on all those racist dog whistles.
March 4, 2018

Michael Waldman: The Founding Fathers would’ve been okay with gun control

There’s a reason so many Americans think that the Second Amendment guarantees limitless and unregulated access to guns — and it has very little to do with what the constitution actually says.

Feb. 23, 2018

Should this gun owner give up his AR-15?

“I have it because I can have it. It’s a weapon that’s meant to kill people.”
Feb. 13, 2018

Sarah McBride: New Trump trans bathroom action is “despicable”

“This is an offensive, discriminatory and despicable action," McBride, the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, said in an exclusive op-ed for Mic.
Feb. 11, 2018

New York Attorney General Schneiderman sues Harvey Weinstein

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company and its disgraced cofounders, Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
Jan. 29, 2018

Mic Wakeup: Trump’s “New York talk” and Jay-Z tweet

It’s Monday, Jan. 29. Hope your overnight oats turned out okay. Here’s the news.
Jan. 22, 2018

Mic Wakeup: 3 stories you need from this weekend in government shutdown

Here’s everything you missed from a quiet Sunday.

Jan. 15, 2018

Mic Wakeup: Hawaii, Mia Love and controversial monuments

It’s Monday, Jan. 15. Here’s what you missed from Sunday.
Jan. 14, 2018

What most Americans get wrong about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy

You probably know civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. from his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech — but if that’s all you know of him, you aren’t getting the full story.
Jan. 10, 2018

Why don’t we talk about the choice to not have children? One filmmaker thinks she has the answer.

The decision to not have children has long been a taboo subject in our society — but Maxine Trump thinks it’s time for us to embrace the conversation.
Jan. 8, 2018

Mic Wakeup: Monday and Fury

Welcome back to work.

Jan. 3, 2018

Astronauts reveal what it’s going to take for humans to get to Mars

In an exclusive interview with Mic, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station revealed what they think it’s going to take for humankind to ever set foot on Mars: cooperation.
Jan. 1, 2018

Mic Wakeup: Happy New Year! Sorry about your hangover. Here’s the news.

Happy New Year. Here's the news.
Dec. 25, 2017

On Sunday evening, Donald Trump declared himself victorious in the so-called “war on Christmas”

Twas the night before Christmas, and in the White House ...
Dec. 25, 2017

Mic Wakeup: Happy Holidays. Here’s everything you missed during your Sunday with loved ones.

What you need to know from this weekend in Bernie, Trump and CHIP.