Life

AI

China will be the AI superpower

May 28, 2019 10:24 am

The US is sleepwalking into defeat

generation z

Will Generation Z elect a Boomer president in 2020?

May 28, 2019 5:54 am

If young voters really want to change the world, they must turn up

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The tale of Laura Loomer

May 27, 2019 7:30 am

The media activist on journalism, fame, addiction and depression

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A thought experiment with John McAfee

May 24, 2019 3:48 pm

The Libertarian presidential contender ruminates on the value of ignorance

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False history from Naomi Wolf and Marc Lamont Hill

May 24, 2019 3:16 pm

The truth will out — even on Twitter

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My feud with Conrad Black

May 23, 2019 4:33 pm

Conrad had gone as far as to place yours truly next to Melania Trump at dinner

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How’s your adversity score?

May 23, 2019 12:25 pm

The attempt to make the SAT more inclusive will handicap the very children it is meant to reward

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The blistering bathos of Game of Thrones

May 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Game of Thrones’s climax presents a problem for America’s prestige publications

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Alabama Public Television vs gay marriage 

May 22, 2019 9:26 am

It’s not the state network’s job to censor a legal, public activity

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A milkshake a day keeps the fascists at bay

May 21, 2019 3:07 pm

Creamy droplets of sugar-infused milk rained upon Nigel Farage’s suit. A victory for peace-loving anti-fascists everywhere!

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How porn DESTROYED American politics

May 21, 2019 1:16 pm

A quick burst of masculine aggression, the motor of the porn business, has reshaped the format and duration of political debate

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Ten demands Cockburn has if he is to take the Immigration Czar role

May 21, 2019 1:01 pm

An eminently reasonable list for a man seeking high office

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NeverTrumpers assemble!

May 19, 2019 10:54 am

A book launch at Molly Jong-Fast’s apartment is the hottest ticket in town this summer

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Twitter is a virus of the mind

May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

If you log off, you lose your influence: An Encounter Ideas essay

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Was I spat at in London for being a gay Jew?

May 16, 2019 3:56 pm

Ambling along Edgware Road to a wedding at the West London Synagogue, my partner feels something land on his jacket

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The death of New York’s nightlife

May 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Was the Manhattan I first lived in a beautiful illusion embellished by the innocence of youth?

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The fans make British soccer what it is – stop fleecing them

May 16, 2019 11:54 am

The English game would not have the same money-spinning appeal without them

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Alabama’s abortion law is a progressive leap forward

May 16, 2019 7:12 am

Ignore the Handmaid’s Tale memes. The new legislation pushes back against sexism and racism

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Brett Kavanaugh: the MAGA Justice?

May 15, 2019 7:05 pm

The populist right praises his stand against Big Tech

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My evening with the Yang Gang

May 15, 2019 4:19 pm

2,500 people saw the long shot Democratic candidate speaking in New York, despite the weather

terminal cancer

What terminal cancer taught me about life

May 15, 2019 11:41 am

The hardest part is the grief I have caused to the people I love

generation x

Spare me, Generation X: you’re not that special

May 14, 2019 2:28 pm

Marketers hyped millennials up so that advertisers could sell us products

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Why pro wrestling is great Americana

May 14, 2019 1:54 pm

We are fascinated with the conflict between ‘kayfabe’ and real life

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At Harvard, you’re guilty until proven innocent

May 14, 2019 11:28 am

The end of academic freedom?

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No #SexStrike please, we’re intersectional feminists

May 13, 2019 3:29 pm

I was disgusted by Alyssa Milano’s lack of consideration towards minorities such as me