Illiberalism Isn’t to Blame for the Death of Good-Faith Debate

Bad faith is the condition of the modern internet. | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Walt Disney World’s Re-Opening Video Didn’t Go over So Well

Welcome home! | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Authorities Seize Server Containing Leaked Police Info

One of the leaked documents revealed how police monitored Minneapolis protesters' social media accounts. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

A Trademark Attorney Explains “Lady Antebellum vs. Lady A”

Also explained: why Mr. Rogers is suddenly involved. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The “Silicon Valley” Finale’s Critical Failure (2019)

In the end, Silicon Valley seems to say, there is no ethical way to develop technology. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Hundreds of Scientists Call on WHO to Recognize Coronavirus Airborne Risk

A group of 239 scientists say the WHO is ignoring evidence showing there is real risk of airborne transmission, particularly in poorly ventilated spaces. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

McKinsey Helps Companies Avoid Responsibility

The “best available advice” is usually what’s best for the C-suite. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Supreme Court rules private religious schools be funded by taxpayers

His stunning 5–4 decision forces states to fund religious schools—and augurs even more radical rulings down the road. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

A Night with the New York City Fireworks Crews

"I love this shit. I want to be a demolition man." | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Hong Kong Is Slipping Away

China passes new secretive “national security” law targeting protesters in Hong Kong. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

A Republican Bill Would Weaken Encryption Just When We Need It Most

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is just the latest in the government’s decadeslong fight to weaken digital security. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Dubai Police Release Hilariously High-Octane Video of Cybercriminals’ Arrests

One of the things that made it possible to track the criminals: their penchant for showing off their money on Instagram. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

I Tried 80 Airbnb Online “Experiences,” and It Was an Adventure

I didn’t have high hopes for my K-pop dance lessons, laughter yoga, or chocolate meditation—but most of them were great. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Trump appointee Pack fires heads of U.S.-funded media outlets

Trump wants to turn the outlets into what they were designed to combat—propaganda. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Lab-cultured meat is caught up in red tape

Cultured meat is more humane, safer, and better for the planet. It’s also tangled up in red tape. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Fireworks complaints are way up in U.S. cities

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re spending every day like it’s Independence Day this summer. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Into Thin Error: Mountaineer Ed Viesturs on Making Mistakes

There's a select number of places on earth where you really, really don't want to make a mistake. High on the list, in every... | Continue reading | 26 days ago

FDA Approves First-Ever Prescription Video Game, EndeavorRx, for Kids with ADHD

Particle toy with bonds and portals. Contribute to pkarnakov/ptoy development by creating an account on GitHub. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

How Can You Make It Safe to Go to the Gym Now?

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Wikipedia became a battleground for racial justice

Contributors are rethinking what Wikipedia’s commitment to neutrality actually means. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Public Health Experts Say the Pandemic Is Why Protests Must Continue

Racism is “one of the more dangerous infectious diseases,” says an infectious disease doctor. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Why Trump can’t just refuse to leave office if he loses the election

We have a lot of things to worry about in the next eight months. This isn’t one of them. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Future Historians Will Rely on Wikipedia’s Covid-19 Coverage

They will rely on Wikipedia’s coronavirus coverage—the deletions, the fights, and all. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Proportionate Response

The first thing to emerge from the pandemic is a rebellion against policing. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide

From New York to Los Angeles, police officers escalated the national unrest. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Virtual Reality, Real Grief

A South Korean documentary raises questions about technology’s role in mourning. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Trump’s press secretary appears to have exposed president’s banking information

Kayleigh McEnany held up the $100,000 check that she said Trump would donate to the Department of Health and Human Services. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Pepsi Is Not the Official Soda of the Pandemic

A banner suggesting a soda sponsorship at a Walmart testing site was embarrassing for everyone. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

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How the Cruise Industry Became Synonymous with Disaster

It started way before the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real: which means science is broken

The scientist couldn't have foreseen the crisis his research would touch off. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

China Wants to Test All 11M Wuhan Residents for Coronavirus–In 10 Days

Six people tested positive over the weekend. Is such a drastic response necessary? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

WeWork Locations Are Essentially Unusable Now. They’re Still Charging Rent

Co-working? More like no working. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Why Introverts Are the Best Leaders

Shyness can be a superpower—if you know how to use it. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

New Zealand’s “Bubble Concept” Is Slowly Letting People Socialize Again

In New Zealand, it's all about the bubble. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A federal job guarantee, like President Franklin Roosevelt’s in the 1940s, would create millions of jobs. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Coronavirus Diaries: I’m Staring into People’s Toilets on Zoom All Day

One day the owner called me up at 9 p.m. with this “super exciting idea.” | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Close the roads. Reclaim the parking lots. Put restaurants outside

Close the roads. Reclaim the parking lots. When the shutdowns end, let's eat alfresco. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Zoom error sent meeting host transcript of coworkers private chat

They don’t know Zoom sent me the chat transcript. Should I tell HR? | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Beastie Boys Story Is an Enormously Moving Movie About Growing Up

Spike Jonze’s “live documentary” is a celebration of youth, maturity, and MCA. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A long fascinating article–or is it a fascinating long article? (2014)

It is a lovely warm August day outside, and I am wearing a green loose top. Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you... | Continue reading | 2 months ago

ER Doctors: “For the First Time in My Life, Going to Work Scares Me”

“And coming home scares me even more.” | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Europe Contact-Tracing App May Be More Privacy-Invading Than Apple and Google’s

If adopted, a single government-run server will store a list that maps every pseudonym to its real user’s identity. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Why Oil Prices Fell Below Zero

The reason involves something called a contango. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

French Fries Are Overrated

A Paris-based food writer tries to understand the hype. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Against subtlety: The case for heavy handedness in art (2015)

Slate’s Use of Your Data | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The Post-Pandemic Style

Pandemics create new needs for the places where we live and work. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Let Your Unread Tabs Pile Up

Don’t close your tabs. Forgive yourself. | Continue reading | 2 months ago