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Depression and Metaphysics
What helps? What hurts?
Maybe Facebook Should Abandon the News Feed Altogether.
By devaluing journalism, Facebook risks abandoning the public square. By becoming a true platform, it could *build* that square.
The mystery of Jesus, the naked hippie dancer
For decades, William Jellett danced at gigs and festivals, and told people he was the Son of God. Then, it seemed, he disappeared.
What Makes a Community?
Facebook wants to build community. Ditto media. Me, too.
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A New Old Skywalker
Recently, I went to see the new Star Wars. I know, I wanted to see it sooner, but I have babies. Anyway, getting home from the cinema, I…
The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names
Saturday morning, January 13, 2018 at 8:09am Hawaii time, a staff member of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s (HIEMA) State Warning…
Jared M. Spool
On Staying Sexy and Not Getting Murdered
Do women love true crime out of legit fears or media hype?
Allegations Against Aziz Ansari are Forcing a Reckoning Around Intersectionality in the South Asian…
The confusion and concern about how to deal with the bad behavior of men, especially when those men are members of otherwise marginalized…
Death Is Necessary: The Civil Rights Movement and the Provocation Of Violence
1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5
The Complete Guide to Understanding and Dealing With Online Trolls
“Fatties Gonna Fat.”
Stop Waiting For The Real Aziz Ansari
The thing that people always want to know — it is exhausting, how much people want to know this — is whether we should ruin a cool…
Karl Ove Knausgaard On Writing Habits, Conversation, and Why They’re Both Kind of Dumb
Two excerpts from his new book ‘Winter’
Why the Dutch Gave Up Manhattan for Nutmeg
There’s an old song by They Might Be Giants (originally by Canada’s the Four Lads in 1953) that goes:
What the Aziz Ansari allegation teaches us about consent
PERSPECTIVE | It’s more than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’
The Divine Comedy of the Tech Sisterhood
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination…
The Afterlife is Digital
I’m on the tail end of a three week tour de Egypt. The desert, the dining and the dancing are a few of the exceptional aspects of the…
“Can I Quote You on That?”
Examining the Relationship Between Reporters and Sources
How to Die of the Flu
The flu stalking us in Australia right now should scare you, almost to death.
Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe
Sep 23, 2017
How Stevie Wonder Helped Create Martin Luther King Day
On April 4, 1968, teen sensation Stevie Wonder was dozing off in the back of a car when shocking news crackled over the radio…
Jan 18, 2015
Everyone’s a copywriter. Right?
There’s a joke in the creative industry that “everyone is a designer”, making light of how infuriating it is to have someone (without a…
Sep 1, 2017
Sex, Lists, & The New McCarthyism
In 1956, toward the end of McCarthyism, a concerned father wrote the FBI about his daughter’s professor. He was worried that she was being…
The Hannah Arendt Center
Nov 19, 2017
Do algorithms reveal sexual orientation or just expose our stereotypes?
by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Alexander Todorov and Margaret Mitchell
Blaise Aguera y Arcas
Pamela Colman Smith and The Erasure of Black Women in Metaphysics
This is a new journey for me.
The newsfeed and facebook’s China problem
Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to downgrade publishers in facebook’s newsfeed seems like a knee-jerk reaction, a brash response to the negative…
The Rise of The Hip Hop Photographer
When I grew up, outside a few precious Rolling Stone photos and some album cover art, I didn’t have much of a look into the lives of the…
Josh S. Rose