“On January 29, 2016, Prince summoned me to his home, Paisley Park, to tell me about a book he wanted to write…Prince had always embodied dualities. Here was one more: he had told me that he was O.K., and he was not O.K. There was nothing false in the way he spoke to me, and nothing false in the way he spoke during his darkest moments.”
Despite many companies’ ambitious goals and marketing, Big Tech is not making the world a better place, and some tech workers are going to spiritual centers and mindfulness training to search their conscious and, maybe, find an ethical solution.
How two moderators are trying to make a popular Silicon Valley forum a thoughtful and productive space to have a conversation.
“The noted lawyer’s long, controversial career—and the accusations against him.”
My best friend left her laptop to me in her will. Twenty years later, I turned it on and began my inquest.
Six hundred years of quarrying has left the great city with two hundred miles of subterranean tunnels and chambers. Curious, the author explores part of this damp, dark, claustrophobic network with a couple of anonymous urban explorers who belong to a subculture with its own codes of conduct.
“I can’t tell whether my inclination toward ecstasy is a sign that I still believe in God, or if it was only because of that ecstatic tendency that I ever believed at all.”
John Jeremiah Sullivan’s profile of American folk singer, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Rihannon Giddens includes a history of the influential, but little known black antebellum fiddler Frank Johnson, as well as the 1898 racial massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Actor, writer and screenwriter Guinevere Turner recalls growing up in a cult called “The Lyman Family,” and reveals its lingering effects on her, many years after her departure from it.
Vinson Cunningham profiles Tracy Morgan as the comic films the second season of his Jordan Peele-produced TBS show “The Last O.G.” and explores the complex audience dynamics of black comedy.