Marianne Ayala/Insider Redistricting and fights over political lines have fueled the aging of America's government. More often than not, older members of Congress win in primaries between two incumbents. But polarization and partisanship are enabling younger members to knock out their elders. Read more from Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" series. Every 10 years, a […]
How saving wild oysters could save America’s shrinking coastlines
Wild oysters have nearly vanished from US coasts because of storms, oil spills, and overharvesting. Experts say less than 1% of America's wild oyster population remains. Conservationists are restoring wild oyster reefs to combat rising seas and strong storms. Wild oysters used to populate America's coasts. Conservationists are trying to bring them back — not […]
I was a lead hairstylist on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ for 9 years. The job was chaotic but full of perks.
Suzanne Teresa Michael Kanyon got a call to work for "America's Next Top Model" in 2009 as the lead hairstylist. He had to style over 20 models each episode, until they were eliminated. "You had to do hair in tents and tough weather conditions, like the 125-degree desert," he told Insider. This as-told-to essay is […]
6 Months Inside One of America’s Most Dangerous Industries
This article was published online on June 14, 2021. On the morning of May 25, 2019, a food-safety inspector at a Cargill meatpacking plant in Dodge City, Kansas, came across a disturbing sight. In an area of the plant called the stack, a Hereford steer had, after being shot in the forehead with a bolt […]
Omicron Is Making America’s Bad Jobs Even Worse
Even on a good day, service jobs are pretty hard. Your schedule is constantly changing, you’re on your feet, you’re at the mercy of the general public, and the pace of your shifts swings between crushing boredom and frenetic activity. You’re probably not guaranteed any particular number of hours in a given week, and you […]
America’s Got Talent Finale Recap: Did the Right Act Win Season 15?
RELATED STORIES Ten acts remained at the top of Wednesday’s two-hour America’s Got Talent finale, but only one would walk away as the winner of Sofia Vergara’s inaugural season. (Wow, try saying that 10 times fast.) Following their final performances on Tuesday’s episode, the finalists of Season 15 — aerialist Alan Silva, singer Archie Williams, […]
America’s Got Talent: Kenan Thompson Joins the Judges for Live Quarterfinals — Watch This Week’s Best Acts
RELATED STORIES Eleven more acts returned to the America’s Got Talent stage on Tuesday for another round of (mostly) live performances. But will the voters be as easy to win over as super-soft guest judge Kenan Thompson? “First of all, thank you all for having me here,” Thompson, the second celeb to step in for […]
America’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell to Skip Live Shows After Breaking Back
RELATED STORIES Simon Cowell will not surprisingly be skipping America’s Got Talent‘s first two live shows this week as he recovers from back surgery. An NBC rep confirms to TVLine that Cowell will be MIA during AGT‘s inaugural live episodes on Tuesday Aug. 11 and Wednesday Aug. 12. Cowell broke his back on Saturday while testing […]
America’s Got Talent Judge Cuts Recap: Which Season 15 Acts Are Going Live?
RELATED STORIES And then there were… fewer. Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent reunited the judges (in person!) to crush a few more dreams and reveal which acts will be proceeding to the Season 15 live episodes. As is the case with all difficult AGT decisions, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara […]
America’s Got Talent, World of Dance Get May Return Dates on NBC
RELATED STORIES NBC has set one premiere date for two of its summertime staples, America’s Got Talent and World of Dance. AGT Season 15 — which adds Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara as a judge and welcomes Heidi Klum back to the dais (alongside Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel) — will have a two-hour premiere on […]