Do New Yorkers Really Have Sex in Taxis? An Investigation

Earlier this month, the New York Times Style section published a wistful memoriam to taxi fucking, the allegedly forgotten act of getting in the back of city-run yellow taxi cabs and—drunkenly or otherwise—going at it while drivers play accidental Peeping Toms. » 3/17/15 12:00pm 3/17/15 12:00pm

My Year Ripping Off the Web With the Daily Mail Online

On July 11 of last year, I arrived to work at the MailOnline newsroom in New York City and saw Keith Poole, our managing editor, standing outside smoking a cigarette. Even from a hundred yards away, it was clear that Poole—a generally pleasant Englishman who was the managing editor of the Daily Mail at the time—was… » 3/04/15 4:15pm 3/04/15 4:15pm

In Corporate Prison at the Ford Trend Conference

The day before I went to Detroit, the city imposed a curfew due to fears of violence. The city was also in the process of shutting off water to thousands of its residents. It sounds bad. But as long as you stay inside a sealed corporate bubble the whole time, you'll never even know these problems exist. » 6/30/14 10:30am 6/30/14 10:30am

My Driver's Ed Teacher's Story Changed My Life

Driver's education should be about more than than just lane changes and parallel parking: it also has to be about the responsibility we all share as motorists. In this essay, MechanicAdvisor's Ken Kupchik recalls the impact that a paralyzed driving instructor had on his young life. » 6/11/14 3:31pm 6/11/14 3:31pm

My Wife Looks Nervous: A Drunk Driver Killed My Family

Two and half years ago, somewhere in Patterson, California, a man got shit-faced. He decided to drive his van into my family’s car. » 6/01/13 10:10am 6/01/13 10:10am

I Used To Be A Valet And Will Never Let One Park My Car, Ever

Valet parking. The name itself just oozes class, sophistication, and convenience. And the best part is that for a nominal fee, you get to forget about the hassles of searching for a parking spot yourself. » 7/17/12 10:30am 7/17/12 10:30am