We are 'hyperactive agency detection devices'

This explains my anxiety.

Black-clad ISIS wives stream into the desert by the tens of thousands

A cinematic description of the fall of Baghuz, Syria from the New York Times.

Our World in Data

Website highlights long-run changes in living conditions and the environment.

Amazon's "astounding" growth

Amazon, more than ever, is living up to its name.

Infected with the stoke

Not your typical phrase from the New York Times.

Email newsletters are the new new thing

Blogging and social media are dead.

Human rights by design

Having the capability to abuse technology to deny human rights doesn't have to be a given.

Facebook knows how to track you using the dust on your camera lens

But why worry? They say they're not doing it for real.

Age discrimination is real

If you're over 50, you're likely to face age discrimination. I'm over 50.

Tolstoy's aim in War and Peace

The epic novel unmasked "the official and self-serving mythical version of men and their works." Important work that's always necessary and never ends.