Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed that Facebook consistently places profits above the well-being of its users.
Big surprise. The real revelations are the details of how and why Facebook refused to stop making teen girls hate themselves and to curb misinformation.
In particular, Facebook’s internal Civic Integrity Team recommended eliminating…
A quick trip to the fitness center tonight turned into a life-saving adventure that brought together a motley cast of characters who dispersed as quickly as they banded together.
“Stumpy’s gonna breathe fire.”
“Yeah, Stumpy’s gonna breathe fire. On stage.”
A long pause. We stare at the road.
“What the fuck are you talking about?”
“Well, we don’t exactly know how he’s gonna do it yet, but there’s that middle part in ‘Godzilla’ where it’s just drums…
An event that brings out the strongest of emotions in people, cockfighting is a blood sport that has been around for centuries. For some, it is perceived as a brutal act of cruelty towards animals. For others, it is an essential part of their cultural identity. Though banned in many…
I have absolutely no problem with the Los Angeles County jury system. You’re on-call for a week, and if you’re brought in you either get seated on a trial or you’re released. …
I used to say that 50% of all the orders I receive include an animal who has ‘crossed the rainbow bridge’.
I’m finding more recently that my estimate was way off.
I now believe it’s somewhere in the realm of 80% of my portraits that include an animal who has…
“Look at this, Mommy!”
“That was so cool, honey!”
The video is old and grainy but the emotions couldn’t be clearer. Kids are taking turns jumping off a diving board in creative ways, beaming as we cheer them on.
Wasn’t it just moments ago I was…
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Back in March, I had an encounter with an imperfect stranger. I wrote about it in “Why Do Strangers Care If I Wear a Mask?”
A barefaced man ridiculed me because of the mask I wore. I…
No right is absolute. It’s not a matter of black and white options, it’s a question of lines and where we draw them.
It’s healthy for young people to discover Ayn Rand or Robert Heinlein or Rush and be interested in the merits of this philosophy. They should talk about…
Oddly specific. Universally applicable.