White Supremacy Is Bad for the Jews. Let’s Be Bad for White Supremacy.
Photo credit: Andy Campbell. Charlottesville, VA. August 12, 2017. “…but is it good for the Jews?” Practically a punchline in my generation, but it was still a…
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3 days ago
She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym.
Alvin Mann and Gertrude Mokotoff exchanged vows on Aug. 5 before 50 family members and friends at Middletown City Hall in Middletown, N.Y. Justin Gilliland/The…
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6 days ago
And God Created Millennial Earth
THE BEGINNING (of the end) GENESI $ 1 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. #CreationGoals #EarthIsBae 2 Now the earth was formless and…
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Buildings photographed to look like spaceships
For his series entitled Spaceships , photographer Lars Stieger took photos of architectural structures that look like futuristic spaceships. (via colossal )…
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8 days ago
On/Off
With each beat of the metronome in this visually striking and inventive video of a skateboarder, the scene switches from day to night and back again. It’s not a…
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8 days ago
'We Thought We Would Be Ruled By Robots' - The Atlantic
American crow populations are swelling in cities. Perhaps by better understanding them we can better understand ourselves. This post is part of CityLab’s Animal…
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8 days ago
What’s In My Backyard?
Earlier this year, Massachusetts Democrats almost passed a party platform that included support for rent control, stronger tenant protections, inclusionary…
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9 days ago
Policing people’s grammar online is never really about grammar
When I think about good manners, I go straight to my favorite scene in the 2001 Anne Hathaway movie The Princess Diaries . When Hathaway accidentally takes a…
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9 days ago
San Francisco’s Monument to A Racist Past Hides In Plain Sight
Justin Herman Plaza badly needs to be renamed. “There is no moral difference between the facts of life in Birmingham and the facts of life in San Francisco.”…
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10 days ago
“How to write about the entire world from scratch”: Britta Gustafson – Wikimedia Blog
Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0 . Many pioneering Wikipedians share the thought that, in its early days, way back in 2001, Wikipedia was a crazy idea.…
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10 days ago
Fran Lebowitz on Race and Racism
Photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for the December 2010 issue. Do you think the proper way to talk about race now is to talk about multiculturalism? I came from…
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10 days ago
Surly Urbanism: Jamaal Green on building a pro-housing political alliance
“You’ve got to be willing to do some horse trading.” by Michael Andersen | July 26, 2017 Maybe being a self-consciously temporary Portlander is what helps…
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11 days ago
Choose Love Over Fear: How We Grew to $4M in Under 1 Year
The Flex Company team: Felipe, Kim, Andrew, Rula, Winnie, Sarah, Kasey, Erika, Panpan and me We started shipping our product in October 2016 with four…
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13 days ago
Wouldn’t it be glorious if this fantasy San Francisco BART map were real?
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information . The phantom of the westerly BART line…
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13 days ago
Facebook’s Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women
Let me tell you a little story about something I like to call #crackerbarrelgate. I’m on a road trip with my kids across the western half of this country.…
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15 days ago
I left New York City so I could feel hotter
For Zoë Barry, feeling attractive in New York was an impossible feat. The 32-year-old, who grew up in Stuy Town and attended an all-girls private school, says…
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21 days ago
A visual explanation of quantum mechanics
From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics . As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of math in…
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22 days ago
Time and Place: ‘Zodiac’ and the Digital Cityscape
H. Perry Horton July 25, 2017 Movies Share The movie magic behind David Fincher’s re-creation of 1970s San Francisco. I f I asked you to name the David Fincher…
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23 days ago
Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice
Feature image via Shutterstock There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled…
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4 weeks ago
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit
A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical…
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5 weeks ago
Why Can't 'Free Speech' Advocates Ever Defend Adjunct Professors and People of Color?
(Photo: YouTube) Lisa Durden used to be an adjunct professor at Essex County College in New Jersey. In early June, she appeared on Tucker Carlson show on Fox…
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7 weeks ago
The Chas Lap | Farther, Colder, Rougher
The “Chas Lap” is the longest, burliest standard training swim one can do in the Aquatic Park vicinity. (By ”standard”, I mean: It is readily understood by a…
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7 weeks ago
Penny
My dad and I track the change we find on the ground. For Father's Day, our year so far, visualized:
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8 weeks ago
Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That's OK. (For Now.)
Video games, like work, are basically a series of quests comprised of mundane and repetitive tasks: Receive an assignment, travel to a location, overcome some…
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9 weeks ago
Washington's Crossing
Had another fun swim this weekend, Washington's Crossing!
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10 weeks ago
Stop Pretending to Be Outraged by Kathy Griffin’s Gross Video
Thigh-High Politics is an Op-Ed column by Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally…
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10 weeks ago
Pinboard Blog
Pinboard has acquired Delicious. Here’s what you need to know: If you’re a Pinboard user, nothing will change. Sad! If you’re a Delicious user, you will have to…
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11 weeks ago
Coney Island/Brighton Beach
Got to swim along the Coney Island Boardwalk with on Sunday!
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11 weeks ago
Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the War in Afghanistan
A disembodied voice sounded over a loudspeaker. “Incoming. Take cover,” it warned to anyone within earshot. Then, the sirens began to wail. Erin Delaney assumed…
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11 weeks ago
On a Beach in Brooklyn, an Empty Lifeguard’s Chair
EVEN in the best of conditions, swimming long distances in unfamiliar water is an exercise in mild disorientation. Add waves, strong currents and the chilly…
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may 2017
Alex Payne — Three Days in San Francisco in 2015
Three Days in San Francisco in 2015 Wednesday A homeless man, screaming. The taxi driver and I can hear him from down the block as the cab comes in for a stop.…
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may 2017
Pier 7 Sunriser
Finally got a chance to update my swimlog with my swims from the last 2 weeks, including this amazing Pier 7 swim!
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may 2017
The secret Instagram accounts teens use to share their realest, most intimate moments
If you ask anyone under the age of 21 where they post most frequently on Instagram , chances are they'll tell you it's to their finsta. Finsta stands for "fake…
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may 2017
Bonobos Use the Power of Female Friendship to Overthrow Male Hierarchy | Broadly
A ‘Darwinian feminist’ explains. Having an "object to be loved and played with," "someone to take care of the house," and the "charms of music and female…
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may 2017
After 9 Years Without a Period, I’ve Stopped Running
You might be thinking: How is that even possible? It's possible because my body perceived it was in too much of a threat to allow for a pregnancy to happen. So…
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april 2017
Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers
“DoggoLingo” is a language trend that’s been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a…
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april 2017
The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie
R obert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave…
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april 2017
The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces
In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of…
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april 2017
How to Be a Housing Ally (Or, Why I’m Not a YIMBY)
There’s a new battle around housing gaining attention in the media: the YIMBYs vs. the so-called NIMBYs. The YIMBYs, or the “Yes in My Backyard” folks, declare…
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april 2017
Own, Apologize, Repair: Coming Back to Integrity
There is a variation on ‘Not All Men.’ It is called ‘I Feel Bad When You Say That.’ My godson Kyle is six. He is fairly emotionally perceptive for his age, as…
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april 2017
Twitter
Why settle for one? Can you set up a catch-all and use whatev…
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april 2017
Why Bonnie, Big Little Lies’ Most Underwritten Character, Deserved More
Bonnie, the lone woman of color on Big Little Lies . HBO This article originally appeared in Vulture . Bonnie Carlson is a role tailor-made for Zoë Kravitz. The…
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april 2017
For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her
‘The previous 17 years had been marred by a persistent, annoying mystery, but it was worth it just to meet her’.Illustration: Shannon Wright B y the time the…
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april 2017
Meanwhile
Add You’ve read the 3 free articles available to you. Subscribe now to keep reading. You’ve exhausted the 3 articles available. If you’d like to keep reading,…
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april 2017
Bringing Music to the Deaf
Newgrounds and the Future of Animation What started as a Neo Geo fansite became the breeding ground for animation as we currently know it. Launched in 1995,…
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april 2017
18F/code-of-conduct
This repository contains the official Code of Conduct of TTS, a digital delivery team within the General Services Administration . Read the TTS Code of Conduct.…
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march 2017
Maxine Waters stood up for me and my family when no one else would
Behind the scenes, Rep. Maxine Waters is a phenomenally hard-working and proactive public servant. She follows through and fights as fiercely for the rights of…
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march 2017
Talking About Miscarriages
This is not a pregnancy announcement. This is an ultrasound picture of a little pre-person who didn’t make it. One of four, in fact, which Mother Nature decided…
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march 2017
Spring 2017
brb off to Paris. Got my travel blog all set up!
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march 2017
How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps
Americans want to restrict carbon emissions from coal power plants. The White House and Congress may do the opposite. Percentage of adults per congressional…
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march 2017
The Uber Bombshell About to Drop – Daniel Compton
If you’ve been following tech news over the last few weeks, you have probably seen several stories about Uber , all negative (bar this one about flying cars). I…
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march 2017
How to Make Tech Interviews a Little Less Awful
How to Make Tech Interviews a Little Less Awful Everything about the current interview process in tech is broken . I suspect that, no matter what, being…
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march 2017
I Googled ‘Intersectionality,’ So Now I’m Totally Woke
You don’t have to condescendingly tell me my feminism needs to be intersectional. I already know that because yesterday I googled the meaning of…
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march 2017
How Taylor Swift Played The Victim For A Decade And Made Her Entire Career
Getty Images / Jim Smeal /BEI / Shutterstock / BuzzFeed Last January Kanye West called Taylor Swift to ask whether she’d mind if he wrote a song in which he…
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february 2017
Germany bans meat from official functions
The government says it’s for environmental reasons, but critics are complaining of violation of personal freedom. No more pork knuckle with sauerkraut for…
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february 2017
High Times with the Models Who Get New York City High
© BRIAN FINKE There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be…
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february 2017
W.E.B. Du Bois’ hand-drawn infographics from "The Exhibit of American Negroes"
RT : W.E.B. Du Bois' hand-drawn infographics from "The Exhibit of American Negroes"
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february 2017
After fleeing the Nazis, many Jewish refugee professors found homes at historically black colleges
And they were shocked by race relations in the South Professor Ernst Borinski (right) teaching in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College, Mississippi, circa…
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february 2017
Not all millennials are white and privileged!
I have a timer set on my phone. It counts how often I hear the words “millennial” or “Generation Y’er” with some sweeping crass generalization about how awful…
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february 2017
10 unspoken rules of open water swimming
Open water swimming is completely different to indoor swimming. Yes, they both take place in water but that’s where many of the similarities stop. Something I…
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february 2017
Donate to the ACLU | American Civil Liberties Union
RT : The took Trump to court. Let's stand with them. Reply w/ donation receipts from today & I'll match to $25k.
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january 2017
Finding Dory is a movie about disability
I watched Finding Dory with my daughter this weekend. It was our second time through and while I’d enjoyed it when we saw it in the theater, this time the theme…
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january 2017
The official org chart of the US government
The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the US federal government. Here is the org chart for our government …take notice of what’s right…
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january 2017
Julie Pagano - Bad Ally Quiz
Bad Ally Quiz 2014-02-26 tags: 101 , allies , highlights The topic of bad “allies” has come up a lot lately. Some people want to know how to identify bad…
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january 2017
On The Propriety Of Punching Nazis, An FAQ
Can I punch Nazis? I don’t know. Can you? I am capable of the act, yes. Then you should. May I? The answer to that is also yes. My mother told me that violence…
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january 2017
Twitter
So just sent me an email with my own password in the clear, hella amateur. Please store a hash instead nex…
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january 2017
Why President Obama can't pardon Edward Snowden
On September 14, 2016, days before the premiere of Oliver Stone’s hagiographic movie Snowden , Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union and…
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january 2017
The Boba Guys Just Want You to Love Their Balls
The Boba Guys Just Want You to Love Their Balls How two scrappy ball lovers turned a boba hobby into a boba job Delicious boba. Photos courtesy of Bin Chen,…
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january 2017
‘Hidden Figures’ and the power of pragmatism
We love a good space movie, don’t we? We’ve had some grand, engulfing ones make appearances in late fall/early winter over the past few years with 2013’s…
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january 2017
The real reason my startup was successful: privilege. – Tech Diversity Files
The real reason my startup was successful: privilege. image courtesy of Nelson Minar I am a millionaire. The first in my family. A self-made success. It’s the…
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january 2017
I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators | Lindy West
‘The breaking point for me wasn’t the trolls themselves – it was the global repercussions of Twitter’s refusal to stop them.’Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP I…
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january 2017
Chickenshit Minimalism
The illusion of simplicity backed by megabytes of cruft.
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january 2017
When Ayn Rand Collected Social Security & Medicare, After Years of Opposing Benefit Programs
Image via YouTube, 1959 interview with Mike Wallace A robust social safety net can benefit both the individuals in a society and the society itself. Free of the…
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january 2017
Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic?
The central, overarching conflict of the first six Star Wars movies is that a democratic republic devolves into an authoritarian dictatorship. A key part of…
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january 2017
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