Mr. Robot wraps up with a near-perfect final season about our need to connect

The core of any television series is the two-person scene.

How well a show handles scenes with only two characters in them often speaks to that show’s quality. This is not to say that shows can’t excel at scenes with three or four or five characters in them; it is to say that the shows we love so often feature central moments when just two characters, drawn for us in intricate detail, meet up and talk. They might be at odds. They might be in love. They might be trying to find compromise. But the building blocks of any good …

Mr. Robot wraps up with a near-perfect final season about our need to connect

The core of any television series is the two-person scene.

How well a show handles scenes with only two characters in them often speaks to that show’s quality. This is not to say that shows can’t excel at scenes with three or four or five characters in them; it is to say that the shows we love so often feature central moments when just two characters, drawn for us in intricate detail, meet up and talk. They might be at odds. They might be in love. They might be trying to find compromise. But the building blocks of any good …

Why the US is one of only a few countries with no paid time off

If Araceli Torres worked anywhere in the European Union, she’d be guaranteed four weeks of paid vacation every year by law, the standard set in 1993, plus another eight to 10 paid holidays. If she worked in Brazil, Libya, Turkmenistan, or Oman, the law would allow her 30 days of paid vacation. In her home country of Mexico, she’d be entitled to six.

But Torres, 32, a single mother of two, works in a nail salon in the Bronx. Her legal guarantee? Zero.

In the past nine years, Torres, who works close to 50 hours a week at $11 an …

4 false claims in under 30 words: Kevin McCarthy’s IG report tweet is an exercise in gaslighting

On Sunday afternoon, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy packed a string of explosive claims in a short tweet about the recently released Justice Department inspector general report about the Russia investigation. Every one of them is false.

McCarthy’s tweet serves as an especially stark illustration of how President Donald Trump and his allies are trying to mislead the public about Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report in hopes of creating a perception that the FBI had it out for Trump from the very beginning.

There’s just one problem — Horowitz’s report actually says the opposite.

Investigators “did not find …