Sam Nunberg’s Terrible No Good Very Bad Day

Sam Nunberg's head superimposed on the cover art for "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day".

If you had not heard of Sam Nunberg before Monday, you are not alone. However, his awesome (in the classic sense of the word) meltdown on live television is so stark, singular, and self-immolating that we now need to know who he was, and what exactly happened. Mr. Nunberg was originally an advisor to then

The Joke’s on the GOP

An infamously raunchy joke goes something like this: a person goes into a talent agent’s office and tries to sell a pitch about their act, which is described as an increasingly deranged, offensive, and vile series of thoroughly-depraved behaviors. After all this, the agent responds with, “Well, what do you call this act?” “The Aristocrats!”

Roundtable – Comey Firing

Josh Kyu Saiewitz Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. With us this week are Politics Editor Christopher Dahlin, Junior Managing Editor David Schmitz, our Tech Lead James Griffith, Artistic Director Blake Smisko, Contributor Adam Lavigne, and myself, Senior Managing Editor Josh Kyu Saiewitz. I’m filling in this week for our

This Is What Genocide Looks Like

“If such people existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return.” -Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov A young man, maybe mid-twenties, stumbles home late into the morning hours after a long night of revelry at what the news