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Love and Otherness’ Drugs: On Desire, My Best Friend, and Pajtim Statovci’s “My Cat Yugoslavia”
A love letter to not being alone, my best friend, and the best book I’ve read in ages.
Who’s In The Dirtbag Left?
No one really seems like they know, so as your certified Young Person Correspondent I’m here to clear the air. Here’s the official list of…
For many years, the underlying thesis of information technology has been that there is “too much” information for individuals to deal with…
Where Do You Get Off?
Preferably in my bedroom, but anywhere will do so long as I’m alone
Austin J. Yi
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Some Proposed Amendments To Whatever The Senate Is Passing Off As A Healthcare Bill This Week
Dear Senate Democrats,
To Make a Book, Walk on a Book
On the making “Koya Bound”: A book of photographs from the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk in Japan
Do Refugees Really Need Our Old Crap?
The psychology of responding to disasters by donating items that may not be of use.
10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives
We got up-close-and-personal with a genius for five years. Here are 12 things we learned.
This is a container of salt.
A New Approach to Designing Smart Cities
One day, I’d like to design a truly modern, functional city with the character of a medieval hill town.
Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji), Part 1
The Present Crisis
There is one thing certain about the political crisis in the United States today: when it ends, the Constitution will be profoundly…
Who cares in the gig economy?
On-demand models are changing domestic work
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…
This Moment, Exactly So.
My twenty-year portrait of Cuba
Fiction by L. L. Madrid — 2017 Luminaire Prose Award Winner
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Why a divided America has united against the media
‘Today’s cacophony of competing voices is more akin to 19th-century pamphleteering than the media of 50 years ago’
The Financial Times
What Chris Christie fat jokes teach your fat friend.
I don’t want to defend Chris Christie, but I do want to defend myself.
Your Fat Friend
The Fading Art of Philosophy
“I think it [philosophy] used to be an enquiry into what’s true and how people should live; it’s distantly related to that still, but I’d…
Hey, Black America, Let’s All Ditch Our Slave Names
I got this idea from the filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Not directly. She didn’t tell me this. In fact, she’s never said anything like this (as…
Zaron Burnett III
The Chicago Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto
Antiblackness at the root of gun violence “solutions”
Eve L. Ewing
On my second birthday we landed on the moon.
A fifty year retrospective of trying to live with all of you on this goddamn planet.
Men, You Don’t Have To Write “Haha” At The End Of Statements
Advice for men.
How I used machine learning as inspiration for physical paintings
I’ve been painting graffiti under bridges and in abandoned buildings since I was 15. I grew up in San Francisco when street art was booming…
Loneliness, Radicalization, and the Fate of Democracy
Page: Senator, there’s a problem at the essay contest.