“Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. In reality, they brought very little from Europe that Natives wanted beyond weapons and metalwork.”
Canada is a leading exporter of maple syrup, oil, and bacon. Wine? Not so much. A French transplant in British Columbia is trying to change that.
“There have literally been screaming matches and fist fights over parking spots,” she says. “It can be like a shopping mall at Christmas.”
“The World Wide Web hasn’t felt this supportive since it was invented. Why did it take a pandemic?”
“Barely five feet two inches tall and wearing a too-big dress shirt and braces, I looked more like a Catholic schoolchild lost on a field trip than the newest employee of Lovecraft sex shop.”
Digital convenience is beating out the store, but “What we keep losing are those social relationships that we built on food being so central. And, if we’re not building those connections, then we’re losing a part of being human.”
A network of amateur programmers is transforming the illness with a DIY app.
Steven Heighton sat in silence with an author he admired — and learned how to write well.
Language is always changing. Has technology forced it to evolve in new ways?
Thailand’s justice system has a track for the rich and a track for everyone else, and this corrupt double standard extends to tax laws, international national borders, and murder.