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March 1, 2016
Father’s One Regret
Life’s too short to spend wisely.
January 6, 2016
Twitter’s White-People Problem
Will the company become a leader in reforming its workforce, or a case study for how the tech industry’s relentless whiteness destroys innovation, too?
Donovan X. Ramsey
December 16, 2015
Japan Is Scrapping Its Pacifist Constitution, Despite Massive Public Opposition
The US is pushing Japan
to arm for war, but hundreds of thousands of students and mothers are lining the streets for peace.
July 28, 2015
Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid
The crumbling of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid is a victory for activists and a loss for the city’s most entrenched business interests.
June 18, 2015
How Instagram Made Basketball Fans See Black Dads
Players are providing lasting examples of loving relationships with their children that debunk decades of racist narratives about their absence.
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June 2, 2015
May 27, 2015
How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA
A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.
May 27, 2015
How Companies Turn Your Facebook Activity Into a Credit Score
Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.
March 31, 2015
Trevor Noah’s Tweets Are Awful and Sexist. Don’t Fire Him for Them.
The best response to the new
host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.
March 30, 2015
Monica Lewinsky, Justine Sacco, John Oliver and the Circle of Shaming
In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.