Camille Jacob

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Gaza: It's a Man's War - The Atlantic

During Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s month-long military operation in Gaza, which is now suspended in a fragile ceasefire, Israelis were glued to their screens. And more often than not, those screens showed images of men. The Israeli soldiers were men. The Hamas fighters were men. The pundits …

How Much Should You Know About the Way Facebook Works?

An author of the infamous emotional-contagion study says it might not be reasonable to expect informed consent about social experiments online.<p>Every semester, Cornell professor Jeff Hancock asks his students to complete an experiment. First, he has them all Google the same search term. Then, he …

Latin America’s New Superstar

<b>The Medellín Cartel, headed by Pablo Escobar, perhaps the only drug lord to become a worldwide household name, transported billions of dollars worth</b> …

Urbanism

The New Face of Heroin

Eve Rivait rode her first horse when she was five, too small to get her feet through the stirrups, let alone give the animal a kick that registered. …

Drug Addiction

This Google Glass Video Brings Home The Shocking Truth Of Domestic Violence

It started off like any other morning; a stretch, a yawn, a coffee with a friend - but the day ends with something shocking.<p>This video takes us …

#IDon'tDeserveToBeRaped Campaign: Women Pose Nude In Response To Shocking Brazilian Survey (PICTURES)

A powerful campaign has been launched after a shocking survey revealed attitudes on sexual assault in Brazil.<p>The country's Institute for Applied …

How the Rich and Poor Spend Money Today—and 30 Years Ago

Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.<p>Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us what <i>the typical American</i> spends on everything from his rent to his reading material. …

The problem with data journalism

The recent boom in “data-driven” journalism projects is exciting. It can elevate our knowledge, enliven statistics, and make us all more numerate. But I worry that data give commentary a false sense of authority since data analysis is inherently prone to bias. The author’s priors, what he believes …

This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 24, 2014

Three nonfiction books: a look at missionary work in the Caribbean and Holland, an account of being a stringer in the Congo, and German espionage in …

9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report

• <b>The highest-paid female movie star, Angelina Jolie, makes about the same per movie as the two lowest-paid male stars</b>, Denzel Washington and Liam …

Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

What conservative Christians miss in the religious liberties debate swirling around same-sex marriage.<p>Conservative Christian groups in Arizona …

What Happens to Cops Who Arrest Other Cops?

There are no statistics available to describe how often cops cover up for one another, but former cops have described participating in illegal searches, perjuring themselves, and all kinds of other shady dealings.<p><i>Cops in Brooklyn, 1990. Photo via Flickr user Cristee Dickson</i><p>On October 11, 2011, …

Joseph Brodsky on How to Develop Your Taste in Reading

<i>“The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously proclaimed. But how is one to develop that discerning taste, especially in determining what is worth reading and what is not?<p>On May 18, 1988, several months …

South Bank University Spends £20,000 On Building Fake Pub

A London university has spent £20,000 to build a fake pub in order to investigate our relationship with alcohol, using students as guinea pigs.<p>South …

Life as a Gay Imam Isn't as Bad as It Sounds

I spoke to three of them, all on a mission to end the marginalization inflicted on LGBT Muslims throughout the world because of their sexuality.<p><i>A float for gay Muslims at London Gay Pride (Photo via)</i><p>Just about every predominantly Muslim country forbids homosexuality. In nine of those countries, …

The naked truth about the nude in art – video

Sin, beauty, guilt and voyeurism … from Botticelli's wicked Venus to Lucian Freud's unsentimentally fleshy masterpieces, <b>Dawn O'Porter</b> looks at bodies of art throughout history as part of the Tate Unlock Art series

Inside the Politics of Breastfeeding Promotion

The Sistine Chapel seems an unlikely place to launch a new breastfeeding revolution, but future historians may tell us that’s where it began. When …

My Daughter Doesn’t Care About Gender Stereotypes – Should I?

I was a girl who loved to climb trees. A girl who wore pants every day. A girl who played with Barbies and GI Joe’s. My best friend was a boy for …