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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.
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.
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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.
March 23, 2015
Game Not Over
Despite the Gamergate backlash, a new generation of activists is working to end the racial, sexual and gender stereotypes promoted by the video-game industry.
December 10, 2014
Bobst Protest, Social Media as Battleground for Race
Protests on the NYU campus in the wake of the Eric Garner non-indictment spark debates on social media about race and privilege.
November 12, 2014
Andrew Sullivan Versus the Social-Justice Warriors
The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship.