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I Just Have A Lot of Feelings: In Defense of The Personal Essay
You know in Mean Girls when Janice Ian maps out the school cafeteria for Cady Heron? (If you don’t, get out of here, but really please stay…
This Web Designer Is Leading the Fight Against the Obamacare Repeal
It was December 31, 2013. The Obama administration, after enduring months of bruising media coverage as a result of its botched rollout of…
How Much Did This Guitar Story Cost Me? $2,376.99
The story behind my story on the death of the electric guitar
New Moms Can Get Depressed. Why Don’t Doctors Take Them Seriously?
Hundreds of thousands of American women have experienced post-partum depression. There’s no reason why they should fall through the cracks.
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I Was Young, Until I Wasn’t
Reflections on a full life and an empty home.
a (not so) quick note about insurance and the government and being super-disabled
I don’t like to discuss politics online for a bunch of reasons. Examples include: because it is bad, because people who dip their toe into…
Uber’s Complicit Board
by Jean-Louis Gassée
Data brokers and the new panopticon
In the main building of University College London, there’s an embalmed corpse in a glass box, dressed in a black suit with an on-trend…
Your cat is a millennial and he literally can’t even
Strategies to help you manage your team of millennial cats
You Are Now Fully Optimized
When you wake up, it’s 6:00 a.m., you think. You’re not sure, so you ask Alexa. It’s 6:15 — you must have asked for some snooze time. You…
The Science Behind the ‘Sunday Scaries’
Charles Bukowski wisely once said, “Sundays kill more men than bombs.”
Graduating with dignity, but without justice
By Gavin Grimm
Black women are the only ones showing up for black women
ESSAY | The death of Charleena Lyles this week shows us that
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.
The history of cold-brew coffee is fascinating. (An 1840s Algerian fortress is involved.)
From 17th century Kyoto to your neighborhood Starbucks
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.