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The history of cold-brew coffee is fascinating. (An 1840s Algerian fortress is involved.)
From 17th century Kyoto to your neighborhood Starbucks
My half siblings and I are separated by ten years and a mother. We have a father in common, but he is rarely there to connect us. Instead…
Pride, with Prejudice
Confronting internalized transphobia at a celebration of self-acceptance
Black women are the only ones showing up for black women
ESSAY | The death of Charleena Lyles this week shows us that
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Heat Seeking in Death Valley
Slouching toward illiberalism
When Liberalism Stops Being Liberal
Us vs. Them, Poolside with My Mother
“You can sum up everything that’s wrong in the world,” my mother said, “by the fact that some people think they can put a towel down in the…
Grenfell Tower, London — A Preventable Tragedy
England’s conservative obsession with deregulation may have cost lives
The Kids are Socialists Because Capitalism is Dickslapping the Planet
Capitalism doesn’t have a plan, you know. It only goes in one direction and it doesn’t care what you want.
Everything I Know About Storytelling I Learned From The BBC’s “Planet Earth II”
My guru, my iguana.
Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods
Its not about food. It’s about the future of commerce.
Uber’s path forward
With everything happening recently, I wanted to share my thoughts on how we got here, and a path forward. Like many of you, recent events…
subculture to counterculture to culture
Mainstream culture has problems — political, social, communicative.
Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…
Zaron Burnett III
Travis Kalanick, Radical Transparency, and the Rise of Glass Box Brands.
The fall of the Uber CEO signals a profound shift in what we mean by the word brand.
Ruminations on a hollow day
Sperm, Poison, and Lily of the Valley
In 2003, a study published in the journal Science claimed that human sperm were able to literally smell the distinctive springlike…
The Aristocracy That Let Me In
By Andrew Granato
By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence
The riots of 1967 changed how the great man saw the struggle
The first time I consult Dad I’m eight. My mom’s dating this guy. He worked with Dad, and I guess he’s a nice enough. But I don’t like it…
Confessions of an Anon
On the relationship between digital anonymity and sexuality in the LGBTQ community.
Marriage is the Hefty Bag You’ll Use to Bury Your Heart in the Woods
And other answers to questions you didn’t ask
Love Notes To Tired Anarchists
Mostly what will happen Is you’ll climb uphill And uphill And uphill And tell yourself that it’s got to be long And slow And you’ll die…
Inside the Comey and Sessions Hearings
At 7:45 a.m. Washington time, more than two hours before the world will get its first glimpse of James Comey since his firing by President…