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“Hey fucker, quit flogging that dude,” Fausto said to the slavedriver.
The Land of Joy
How Ducati Stays Cool
Zaron Burnett III
Audiocast: Could Video Games Cure Alzheimer’s?
One of the world’s top peer-reviewed journals thinks it’s possible
I’m up at five in the god damn morning. Too many pops and cracks narrate the trip from bed to my feet. Winter keeps it dark in the house…
Angel Luis Colon
Crime from Great Jones Street
In case you missed it
Brunch During Ramadan
It happened in Virginia, where so many of the parts of my life that keep me Other happen. Once, a Somali lady (a head shorter than me, slim…
This isn’t going to be a funny story. Sorry. I’m not going to regale you with tales of my parenting blunders or middle age melodrama. I…
The Business Implications of Machine Learning
It’s not about what it can do, but the effects of its prioritization
Jun 22, 2016
Don’t Be Disappointed
There is this fallacy we have that people get better at life the older they get. When we are children we know a lie when we hear it. Then…
Jul 27, 2016
Age of Empire
By Nafeez Ahmed
Weapons of Reason
Ode To The Waffle House
In Columbus, Ohio at the corner of state route 161, right before entering the freeway, there is a Waffle House. Today, it is sandwiched in…
Broken-hearted at 25: The ups and downs of open-heart surgery. Part 1.
The reality dissection fallacy 🔪
The Scalpel Mania — How to make a good nazi — On maps and territory
The Importance of Being Unproductive
Is that all there is?
Stop Working for Free: How Unpaid Internships Exploit Labor, Divide Classes, and Rig the Economy
I have held myriad jobs in my lifetime; some fulfilling, some grueling, many forgettable. The common denominator among nearly all: pay. We…
By the Decade: Notorious 20th Century American Cults
In this installment, we’ll take a look at the American cults that defined their decade. It’s no coincidence that the cults below share some…
How to Cult
The Limits of Your Battery Explained
It was the great terror of hanging on to my cellphone well past its expired warranty. With no warning at all, the phone would inexplicably…
How Batteries Work & Why They’re So Frustrating
Trouble In Paradise
Why Your Favorite Vacation Spots Crawl with Curses, Legends, and Superstitions
In the Dark
It’s Preschool Open House Season Motherfuckers
Here are the 22 fucking columns you need in your motherfucking Preschool Open House Ratings spreadsheet.
Jan 25, 2016
Stop Saying Trump is Like Nixon
Whether you consider Trump’s character, campaign, policy, or potential downfall, he’s not comparable to Nixon.
A Counterintuitive Strategy for Building a Lifelong Exercise Habit
I’ve hated exercise all my life. Now I go to the gym every single morning.
How a team of designers, engineers, and prototypers injected new life into Microsoft.
Fake News: Be Careful What You Wish For
Both my friends in media and at Facebook are wrong about aspects of the post-election fake-news firestorm. Each is refusing to admit its…
Nov 14, 2016
The Underground World of Magical Resistance (on the Internet)
This is going to sound strange, but bear with me: I think a lot about witchcraft and computers, specifically the concept of magic in…
The Lumberjacks’ Descendants and the Once and Future Forest
I am the emergency some preppers are preparing for — a fancy-school feminist tattooed Wiccan freak, a literal tree-hugging Earth…
Confessions of a Left-Wing Prepper
Present at the Creation: How Pan Wenyuan Connected Silicon Valley and China
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