Anita Kobayashi Sung

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What we need to learn about boys from the violent rise of the 'incel rebellion'

In its original meaning, “incel” was one of those portmanteau words, “involuntary” and “celibate,” and it just meant those socially uncertain and lonely people who were traveling solo through life, and wished they weren’t. Now it has been packed with gunpowder.<p>Elliot Rodgerturned the fury of his …

Feminism

People are golfing in Hawaii while the Kilauea volcano erupts and the photos are nuts

In case you haven’t read the news, turned on the TV or looked at Twitter, a huge volcano, the Kilauea, is erupting on the island of Hawaii, one of the state’s eight islands.<p>Some people are pretty concerned about it. Flows of molten lava consume and burn everything in their paths, including homes …

Kilauea

The Rage of the Incels

Incels aren’t really looking for sex. They’re looking for absolute male supremacy.<p>Lately I have been thinking about one of the first things that I ever wrote for the Internet: a series of interviews with adult virgins, published by the Hairpin. I knew my first subject personally, and, after I …

Feminism

The fraught gender and racial politics of the royal wedding, explained

For many feminists, Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry is — like so many weddings — a mixed bag.<p>When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement in November 2017, Jasmine Guillory was delighted. “I’ve had so much fun with this relationship ever since they announced that they were …

Royal Weddings

#MeToo Becomes #WeToo in Victim-Blaming Japan

Monica Fukuhara was a college student working at a restaurant when it happened to her. As she was saying goodbye to a customer, he grabbed her chest, …

Sexual Harassment

The All-American Question: Can You Truly Love Black People If You Date Outside Their Race?

Whether it is a same-sex, interracial or non-conforming relationship, as a rule, I tend not to involve myself in the question of who other people …

Women of Color

Woman's Powerful Infertility Illustrations Prove Just How Hurtful the Rest of Us Can Be Without Realizing

Christine McDonough's decision to sketch the raw emotions that have bubbled up during her infertility journey was an impulsive one.<p>"I draw what comes to me in the moment," she told POPSUGAR of the black-and-white cartoons that fill her popular Instagram account, Infertility Illustrated. "Everything …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Maps

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

New York women-only club investigated over 'gender discrimination' by human rights commission

The New York human rights commission is investigating a women’s only work space and networking club for breaking the city’s strict anti-discrimination laws.<p>The Wing was founded in founded in 2016 as a private social club and co-working space for women, and currently has more than 1,500 members …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Social Media

The Great Hokusai - Why do We Still Obsess over that Japanese Wave Painting ?

April 15, 2017<p>Smirna Kulenović is an Art History and Philosophy graduate, developing video and sound art projects, in love with improvisational …

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions

Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change?<p>Amid the ongoing protests against President Trump, calls for “resistance” among Democratic politicians and activists, and the overheated rhetoric casting Trump and his supporters as fascists and …

Political Science

'Spiderman' art thief stole €100m of masterpieces from Paris museum with 'disconcerting ease', court told

An art thief had all the climbing skills of Spiderman, a French court was told on Monday.<p>Yet he needed none of them to walk off with more than €100 million worth of masterpieces - including a Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani - from a Paris museum with "disconcerting ease".<p>An alleged accomplice has …

Art

How to Shoot Street Portraits With Permission

If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is street portraiture. I love talking with my subjects, engaging with them, and …

Obama’s Imperial Presidency Now Is Trump’s

Liberals let the Obama presidency’s expanded powers go virtually unchecked. Now Trump gets to enjoy them.<p>For nearly eight years, President Obama …

Obama Administration

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

Google And Apple Knocking On The Car Door? 'No, We Won't Let Them Inside,' Toyota Exec Says

Google and Apple reportedly have performed a tactical retreat in their efforts to disrupt the car industry, and shifted from making cars to developing software for autonomous driving and infotainment. It will be a hard sell as large global automakers devote more resources to coding their own. This …

Automotive Industry

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.<p>On …

Surveillance

Privacy is creating a new digital divide between the rich and poor

How come Facebook knows that I have a mother with Alzheimer’s, a woman asked the other day. She was sure that she hadn’t provided the social medium …

Privacy

The new trend in office wear

Debra Bar is head of marketing at Bank Leumi in New York, but her office wear these days doesn’t scream “bank executive.” She has purged her closet …

Why Coming Up With Original Ideas Is Actually Easier for Your Brain

The science of "Not Invented Here" syndrome and why borrowing others' ideas is smarter, but harder on the brain.<p>Had he suffered from one of the most common founder syndromes, Steve Jobs might never have even considered visiting the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1979. He might never have …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Has Luxury Fashion Priced Itself Into Extinction?

Big-name high-end brands like Burberry, Prada, and LVMH are in difficult financial times: The public simply doesn’t covet their once-desirable labels …

Ralph Lauren

4 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Writers, Artists, and Other Creatives

<b>The assumption that</b> <b>oppression nurtures art</b> <b>and that struggling leads to more beautiful and raw work is ridiculous. Yet, we continue to applaud and</b> …

New York Through the Ages: An Evolution in Photos

See how New York has changed since the 1890s to the present with this nostalgic gallery.Read More

JK Rowling reveals cringe-worthy rejection letter telling her to join writing class

They have been some of the most painful career mistakes in history: the record-label which turned down the Beatles, the editor who told Walt Disney he lacked imagination, and the publishers who rejected <b>J K Rowling.</b><p>The misery of the latter has today been compounded after <b>Rowling</b> shared the painful …