June 30, 2013

Paid via Card, Workers Feel Sting of Fees. As a kid I used to live in a trailer that looked exactly like that.

“Voyager”: in praise of the Trekkiest “Trek” of all.

Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test.

June 29, 2013

Elisabeth Coleman, helped break journalism glass ceiling, dies at 68.

Academic Men Explain Things to Me.

June 28, 2013

Religious people are fucking crazy. Yes, all of them.

DOMA is dead. But the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision can’t be the end of the story.

The Courage Crutch: A Remarkable Life Requires You to Overcome Mediocrity, Not Fear.

Who killed the American dream?

Heading for the student debt cliff.

A Filthy History: When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash.

One can’t help but infer that the US Department of Justice has become just another security contractor, working alongside the HBGarys and Stratfors on behalf of corporate bidders.

June 27, 2013

Research Shows that Monsanto’s Big Claims for GMO Food Are Probably Wrong.

Physics Envy and Economic Theory.

June 26, 2013

Rebecca Solnit, How to Act Like a Billionaire.

How Shareholders Are Ruining American Business.

Mankiw has apparently made the sort of Excel spreadsheet type error for which Harvard professors have become famous.

June 25, 2013

You Can Be Fired For Being A Victim of Domestic Violence In All But Six States.

The Public Option “Alternatives” Are Proving to be Mostly Worthless.

Brain’s memory also predicts others’ future behavior.

The Slow Poison of the Covert Imagination.

Obama’s transformation from national security dove to hawk is the norm: any president is captive to America’s imperial power.

June 24, 2013

Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings.

June 23, 2013

An Apology to my European IT Team.

A stylish Syrian epistemological nihilism.

June 22, 2013

Just about everything is worse in America including the DVRs.

Why Is It So Hard to Hire Great People? Not surprised to hear Google’s idiotic brainteasers predict not one thing.

The Problem With Psychiatry, the ‘DSM,’ and the Way We Study Mental Illness.

June 21, 2013

The obesity era.

No One is Innocent.

The Infinitely Profitable Program.

Inequality: The 1 percent needs better defenders.

Disposable experience: a celebration

What Periwinkle Looked Like.

June 20, 2013

Dealing With It.

Mankiw is a putz.

Financial Sector Thinks It’s About Ready To Ruin World Again.

Anti-rape tips.

June 19, 2013

How A Used Bottle Becomes A New Bottle, In 6 Gifs.

Enforcing Poverty to Access Health Care.

How the fuck have I not read this yet?

J.D. Power ranks GM tops in quality for first time.

Patriarchy makes a woman being anti sex both a completely rational response of self preservation and a damning act of self negation.

Hunger and Hoarding.

The Web is getting worse.

The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic.

Flags and Taxes.

June 18, 2013

I Know What You Think of Me.

How cash secretly rules surveillance policy.

Professors Join the Precariat.

It’s not personal, it’s just business.

NYU Administrators Create Student Debt Slaves to Subsidize Summer Homes, Ginormous Pensions.

7 graphs that prove America is overrated.

June 17, 2013

The prism house.

Apparently this is a real product.

Philadelphia Closes 23 Schools, Lays Off Thousands, Builds Huge Prison.

June 16, 2013

Unemployed people are not taking refuge in disability payments.

New Study Finds It Is Impossible To Lose Weight, No One Has Ever Done It, And Those Who Are Trying Should Give Up.

Inside the United States.

We Already Tried Libertarianism – It Was Called Feudalism.

June 15, 2013

A Day Without Care.

June 12, 2013

The Surprising Psychology of How Names Shape Our Thoughts.

June 10, 2013

The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror.

The Logic of the Surveillance State.

Why the Super-Rich Love Bubbles.

June 9, 2013

Did Obama Just Destroy the U.S. Internet Industry?

Once Upon a Time.

Mark Zuckerberg says only “dumb fucks” trust him with data.

June 7, 2013

The allure of the superficial.

Why would anyone ever buy this piece of crap?

Nothing says the universe has to make sense.

June 6, 2013

Rachel Kushner’s ambitious new novel scares male critics.

“Temporal cloak” used to hide data transmitted at 12.7 Gbps.

Student loan debt is out of control.

Most men aren’t rapists, but men who do rape, rape a lot.

Comcast executive Google Fiber criticism: Americans don’t need speeds.

June 4, 2013

When Black Kids Want to Learn and the World Tells Them ‘No.’

Everyone Please Just Shut Up About GMOs. That said, Monsanto is still fucking evil.

June 3, 2013

Obama’s faith in the geek elite who have your secrets.

How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard.

Robert McNamara and the Dangers of Big Data at Ford and in the Vietnam War.

June 2, 2013

Office manager for Beazer’s goes to jail for fraudulent lending, but no executives do.

The Uncertainty of Risk.

Farm Subsidy Recipient Backs Food Stamp Cuts.

Far-Right Extremists Chased Through London by Women Dressed as Badgers.

After Your Job Is Gone.

Girl Computers.

June 1, 2013

The dangerous aristocrats of finance.

Predictably, Virtually Everything the Government Did to WikiLeaks is Now Being Done to Mainstream US Reporters.