“Mike Postle was on an epic winning streak at a California casino. Veronica Brill thought he had to be playing dirty. Let the chips fall where they may.”
“As coronavirus news was increasingly trapped behind the Great Firewall, the programming platform became a refuge from censorship. It may not last long.”
“Are we autonomous, self-running machines, or is life in constant, subtle communication with the Earth, sun, moon, and even stars?”
“Scarred by trauma and devoted to Trump, a man began mailing explosives to the president’s critics on the eve of an election. Inside the race to catch him.”
“TikTok, it turned out, was reminiscent of Vine in more ways than one. The common denominator of many of its viral moments is an unspoken partiality to Black cultural expression. It works like an accelerant.”
The Citizen app gives everyone with a smartphone the ability to report on crimes and crises as they happen. How do you do that without opening the door to privacy invasions and profiling? That’s a lot less clear.
For 15 years, Anne Fadiman taught her students in intimate classrooms. Covid-19 has meant reinventing the way she teaches.
“A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Yet we’re still in this mess.”
“They pushed him against a closet and told him to strip so they could see whether he was circumcised, a sure sign that he wasn’t Hindu. After that, the group handed the man over to police.”