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Let The Sports Industry Behave Like a Free Market

Legalize steroids and gambling and introduce the Athlete IPO.


Mitigating hidden bias in tech

We know hidden bias exists, but how and why should we get past it?


A few weeks ago, Freada Kapor Klein, investor, researcher…


Gordon Pask’s Adaptive Teaching Machines


“Adaptive learning” might be one of the latest education technology buzzwords, one that’s often uttered alongside that other popular adjective…


The Hidden Brilliance of Late Risers

If you’re a late riser, there’s a good chance that you have, at one point, been made to feel inferior to the seeming moral superiority of your early


Move over citizen journalism: here comes a much smarter future


The news media landscape will be shaped by how information is shared, not just how it is created


The Scientology Fun Page!

Reduce your Body Thetans with puzzles


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In response to Should We Ban Sports?

There’s Nothing Banning Sports Would Solve That Banning Humans Entirely Wouldn’t Solve Better.


There’s nothing banning sports would solve that banning humans entirely wouldn’t…


Enough Isn’t Yet Enough Because I’m The Problem

The recent discourse in sports media has forced me to take a long look in the mirror when it comes to sexism. I don’t

How Technology Led a Hospital To Give a Patient 38 Times His Dosage

When Pablo Garcia was admitted, he felt fine. Then the hospital made him very sick. Blame high…

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The City-States will veto Red States in the Culture War


This new “religious freedom” law in Indiana and the unprecedented backlash to follow is a major turning point for the tension…


Behind Every Rise: Accompaniment


Accompaniment is fundamental to all human development.

It has biblical connotations — the breaking of bread, the provision of shelter to tired travelers. Its most common use is musical — a part that supplements another instrument or voice. In the most human sense, the word evokes a sense of kinship, of cheering on, of showing up…


As the Crow’s Feet Fly

Aging from City to Suburb — and Back?


When I moved from Manhattan to New Jersey’s suburbs some years back, I started compiling a kind of…

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President Obama Interviews the Creator of “The Wire”David Simon

David Simon, a former reporter and the creator of HBO’s The Wire and President Obama sat down to talk honestly about the challenges law enforcement face and the consequences communities bear from the war on drugs.

Listen to what they had to say:


What is Rihanna Doing?


Breaking down her underwhelming new single “BBHMM”


Rihanna is one of small group of pop artists who people legitimately care about these…


A Portrait of Fear in Hangzhou, China

I started documenting my fears the night before I left on my maiden voyage to China to help me reflect and take time to consider what fear has given me.

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22 Tips for Working Writers


  1. Meet your deadlines. If you need an extension, ask for it with >72 hours notice. Your editor will empathize as much as her own deadlines allow.

Rap Is Back. Tradition Reigns Supreme.


“Black don’t crack, my n***a.”
- Kendrick Lamar, “Blacker The Berry”
“I’m New York before it turned into a bike…

To find media’s future, look at radio’s past


On Wednesday 18 March 2015, I was talking at Rethink Media, Birmingham City University’s Annual Media Conference. I spoke in a panel, and we


What Makes a Bike Rack?

With urban cycling on the rise, cities are trying out a every imaginable configuration for bike parking


Being Inspired

The Jedi Way


“It’s your job to be inspired.”

That simple phrase rang in my ears. Paul Bennett, a passionate creative and colleague…


Can market crashes be predicted?

Maybe — if you’re clever enough to find the right measures that capture growing imbalances between those who want to buy and sell.


Cystic Fibrosis For One Day


I shadowed a mom and her 5-year-old with CF from afar for 24 hours.

It taught me more than I could have imagined about living with a life-shortening disease — and about myself.


Online Learning Goes the Distance

By Anne Kim

Over the past ten years, online education has become an increasingly mainstream part of the higher education landscape.


Who is Rihanna’s Bitch?


“BBHMM” could be a musical ransom note to Jay-Z, a reparations invoice to Chris Brown, or perhaps the bitch is us


On Teleportation.

I remember the first time I heard of a real product described as a teleportation machine. It was only a couple of years ago, actually. A founder of a popular photo sharing…