April 19, 2014

Processed foods that dilute protein content subvert our appetite control systems.

April 18, 2014

What Are Misogynist Geeks So Afraid Of?

How would we cover Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy if it were in another country?

Pure skill.

Hello Telenovela.

Inequality is the point of the McMansion, and the McMansion is also, to a certain degree, the point of inequality; it’s the pot of pyrite at the end of the rainbow of shit that we have chosen as a nation to follow.


Suffering from capitalism.

Orphan Black‘s subversion.

The eastern United States: A lonely cold pocket on a feverish planet.

Trailer Parks Lure Wall Street Investors Looking for Double-Wide Returns. Fuck, this country is screwed.

April 17, 2014

A National Geographic Photo Inspired Pop Star Lorde to Write Her Hit “Royals.”

On GUI isolation.

For once, Urban Dictionary is dead on.

Neoliberal plague: AIDS and global capitalism.

Judge me.

And speaking of class issues….

The Rise of the Post-New Left Political Vocabulary.

Better Bash Scripting in 15 Minutes.

Vintage 1960s era short film shows IRS defending its use of computers .

April 16, 2014

Student loan profits: The government makes its money off grad students.

Lost Womyn’s Space.

The Most Expensive Photo Ever.

Why are People Perennially Surprised By Internet Misogyny?

Torture Is Mainstream Now.

Tatiana Maslany Interview.

What Happens When ‘All Assets Have Become Too Expensive?’

This sea slug is like a cross between a dinosaur, a jellyfish, and a watermelon.

Losing Benefits Isn’t Prodding Unemployed Back to Work.

Woman Kills Hit Man Hired By Her Husband With Her Bare Hands.

April 15, 2014

The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their ‘quality of life.’

Parental Involvement Is Overrated.

The sparseness of linguistic data.

What do you think is the biggest recent conceptual advance in ecology?

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy. Why voting is a waste of time.

In Many Cities, Rent Is Rising Out of Reach of Middle Class.

April 14, 2014

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today.

Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA.

Girl Pants.

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now.

April 13, 2014

Hobbes Was Right: Anarchy Sucks.

Misery and Debt.

Notes and Finger Exercises on Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

April 12, 2014

Saving face.

“Incentives to produce” are incentives to rig the game.

April 11, 2014

The glorification of Kurt Cobain and demonization of Courtney Love.

Carrie Brownstein.

Brendan Eich Is Not a Free Speech Victim.

Bitcoin and Flash Traders — Leveraging Scarcity Within the Internet’s Infrastructure.

New York state ELA tests: Sucking the love for learning right out of my students.

Trilobite Beetles are Happy Being on Land, Alive in the Present Day.

Every important piece of technology in an iPhone was initially funded by the U.S federal government. We can’t say the U.S. is ahead in the frontier technology sector as a result of private sector entrepreneurship. It’s not.”

April 10, 2014

Temperature Anomalies.

It’s not about you, white liberals: Why attacks on radical people of color are so misguided.

Robert Reich: Why the Minimum Wage Should Really Be Raised to $15 an Hour.

April 9, 2014

Who First Identified Elephant Fossils in America?

The Hidden Brain.

How the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy. New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent.

Navigating male entitlement, or: how I learned to stop caring and block dudebros.

Privatization of Detroit’s water moving forward at “lightning pace.”

April 8, 2014

Baby meerkats in Botswana.


Phytoplasma Effector SAP54 Hijacks Plant Reproduction by Degrading MADS-box Proteins and Promotes Insect Colonization in a RAD23-Dependent Manner.

Nobody Cares What You Think Unless You’re Rich.

Jonathan Chait, race, and Obama’s presidency: What about the experience of black Americans?

Silicon Valley’s app culture eroding US ability to make serious software.

GOP’s woman-haters club swells: Why their hatred is actually getting worse.

Wind power provided 4.8% of U.S. electricity in January, another record on its way to the top.

April 7, 2014

More Americans think that Obama is a Muslim (18% as of 2010) than know where Ukraine is.

Why I will never, ever watch True Detective.

College coach pay: A chart that will make academics weep.

Like, Degrading the Language? No Way.

Trigger Warning: This article is critical of trigger warnings.

Snapshots of a Broken Country.

Emphasizing academic credentials only selects for conformity.

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion.

All around the country, the cost of housing is driving people out of places with the most economic opportunity.

Relationship advice from Malcolm X.

April 6, 2014

Tom Frank interviews Barbara Ehrenreich: “You’re the anti-Ayn Rand.”

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

Haplology: The erosion of an unstressed syllable.

April 5, 2014

It’s not what you know. It’s not who you know, either. It’s who knows what about you.

Don’t Call it Normcore. Call It Brokecore.

The Men Who Left Were White.

How Europe is incubating an even bigger debt crisis by letting deflation take root.

IP attitudes must adapt to a world without scarcity.

Under The Skin: the making of Scarlett Johansson’s alienating new film.

Actually Mr. Lewis, it’s not just Wall Street that’s rigged. It’s the American system.

The effect of street harassment is largely because of its drip-drip nature, because it happens over years and even over decades, even when you are coming back from your grandmother’s funeral.

Your Political Leaders Are Unsurprisingly Terrible at Empathizing with Your Salary.


April 4, 2014

Gays Assassinate CEO! Film at 11.

Our Days of Rage: What #CancelColbert reveals about women/of color and controversial speech.

Yes, the stock market is rigged.

April 3, 2014

A nation of slaves.

-2000 Lines Of Code.

Inequality Kills.

The best kind of prank.

Mississippi sex ed class compares women to dirty peppermint patties.

Sorry, But There’s No ‘Law Of Capitalism’ That You Have To Pay Employees As Little As Possible.