Brendan O'Connor · 02/23/16 06:46PM

According to the Guardian, Catholics in St Louis, Missouri, find themselves confronted with an ethical dilemma over whether they are permitted to buy cookies from the troublingly feminist Girl Scouts. “Each person must act in accord with their conscience,” the archdiocese advises.

What Brings You to the Mall?

Hamilton Nolan · 02/11/14 04:55PM

Many people do not go to the mall any more. But some people still go to the mall. And most people at least used to go to the mall. What is the number one store that draws you—or drew you—to the mall? Think. This is important.

Happy 4/20: Massive Pot Cookie Party Foiled by Cops

Mandy Oaklander · 04/20/13 03:20PM

For some, 4/20 is just another day to get high. But for one hardcore trio in Canada, it requires days of preparation, huge amounts of melted butter, and Mrs. Fields-worthy kitchen skills. That's what 8,000 cookies require.

I Can't Stop Thinking About This Weird Chinese Oreo

Emma Carmichael · 02/03/12 03:31PM

Deep down, I am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you find out there's a new Oreo out there, and you're supposed to still care about the old Oreo. I feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. I was eating an Oreo and drinking some milk, which was lovely. And I happened to look over at my web browser, and I saw this neat article about how China has Oreos that are shaped like straws, and I found myself wondering what an Oreo straw would be like. Odds are they are still probably basic cream and chocolate Oreos. But I sort of think, well, maybe it's different. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know? [The 6th Floor / Planet Money, with apologies to Will Ferrell]

Keeping Track of All the Facebook Anti-Tracking Lawsuits

Lauri Apple · 10/17/11 09:07AM

Facebook's tracking scandal has mushroomed into a niche industry of sorts for privacy lawyers. The company now faces at least nine suits filed by people who oppose the company's use of cookie technology that tracks users' online activity even after they've logged out of their accounts. Expect a few more suits to follow.

Big in Romania: 'Black Man' Cookies

Hamilton Nolan · 09/09/11 03:30PM

"You know what I could go for?" said one Romanian to the other. "A 'Black Man' chocolate-flavored cookie. Looks like a black man, tastes like a cookie." Replied the other Romanian, "Here."

Woman Attacks Roommate Over Thin Mints

Max Read · 02/21/11 10:48PM

Like so many of us, Naples, Fla. resident Hersha Howard is guilty of loving Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookies. She is also, according to Naples deputies, guilty of attacking her roommate, for taking her Thin Mints.

Girl Scouts Down to Their Last Six Cookies

Hamilton Nolan · 01/27/11 11:30AM

Girl Scout Cookies are an apt metaphor for our economy: it was working just fine. Then someone got the bright idea to hugely expand it. Then it collapsed. Soon, there will be just six kinds of Girl Scout cookies left.