Grist List

Cenaceananigans

Now you can listen to the world’s largest collection of whale sounds

This archive of whale and dolphin recordings is basically "Humpback for Beginners," we assume.

Food

Are your reusable grocery bags making you fat?

A Harvard Business School study found a trend: Shoppers with reusable bags were more likely to buy treats for themselves.

10 cities drearier than Seattle

As Seattlites know, dreariness isn't all about cloud cover.

IUDIY

Wear your support for reproductive rights on your head — here’s how

Some Colorado lawmakers can now be found decorating themselves with IUDs to show support for a bill that would fund contraceptive access.

BUS(TED)

2014 was a record year for transit, but that’s not as rad as it sounds

We'll give you an E for effort, America, but New York City gets most of the credit.

Living

“Gossip Girl” babe will star in new show about North Dakota’s dirty oil boom

Chace Crawford will star as Billy, a "handsome and ambitious born hustler" making his way in fracking country.

Living

Karl Ove Knausgaard is just as depressed by empty American consumerism as you are!

In the most recent installment of this series, Knausgaard briefly and grimly decries colonialism -- with some degrowth undertones.

Wolf of Whale Street

Leo DiCaprio gives $50K to help Adrian Grenier find the “Loneliest Whale”

With a big push from noted ocean lover Leo DiCaprio, Adrian Grenier will film his search for the most solitary cetacean in the Pacific.

small luxuries

The tiny house fantasy is getting a teensy bit out of control

A Portland-based construction company is building luxury tiny houses, and they're anything but simple.