Driving trucks is the second most popular job for Canadian men, now autonomous truck technology threatens to put many out of work. Having seen automation replace bank tellers and elevator operators, some drivers are planning ahead for a driverless future.
“We is an escape hatch. We is cheap. We is a way of simultaneously sloughing off personal responsibility and taking on the mantle of easy authority.”
In this personal essay, Sarah Bregel takes a close look at her marriage after two kids, and wonders, how hard is too hard to keep going?
“Roads symbolize one of the fundamental contracts between a government and its citizens,” Dale Maharidge reports in Harper’s Magazine, with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. “If the roads are failing, it means government is failing.”
Leslie Jamison profiles several long-term, hard-core users of Second Life, an online platform in which you create a fantasy alter-ego. Your “selective self” resides in a virtual world that allows you to leave behind everything you don’t like about yourself and your real life.
During Hurricane Harvey, the Army Corp of Engineers decided to flood Houston’s Buffalo Bayou instead of risking a dam collapse, destroying one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. This meant that Harvey’s legacy wouldn’t be death, but something just as enduring — the lawsuit.
Richard Miles spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The state of Texas compensated Miles for his wrongful conviction, but life after vindication has come with its own set of challenges.
Why did the internet turn on this self-published poet? In the history of internet pile-ons, this one rates pretty high.
For New York Magazine’s site The Cut, writer Joy Press compiles an oral history of New York Radical Women, a group of theorists and activists who gathered for the first time in the fall of 1967 and, over the course of their existence, helped define many central tenets of late 20th century feminism.