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Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back | Rebecca Solnit

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are a revolution that could not have taken place without decades of quiet, painstaking groundwork<p>This International Women’s Day comes five months after the revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s long campaign of misogynist punishments of women first broke, and with …

Japan’s Most Infamous Softcore Porn Classics Are Arriving Here In The United States

If you read <i>Playboy</i> for the articles, <i>Wet Woman in the Wind</i> and <i>Antiporno</i> may be for you. Part of Mubi’s foray into theatrical distribution, they also …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

UX Design

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends' babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics.<p>And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion -- true and fake -- to billions of people around the …

These Pictures Show The 845-Year-Old Mosque Just Recaptured From ISIS

The destruction of the mosque and the minaret is the latest loss of ancient heritage in the Middle East since ISIS began capturing territories across Syria and Iraq. Two years ago, ISIS bombed a number of ancient ruins in the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to 2000-year-old temples, cemeteries, and …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.<p>The move has long been debated, despite the bear’s increasing …

The Beauty and Terror of Passing as a Woman

Transitioning from male to female was empowering—but the harassment that followed taught me new things about power and womanhood.<p><i>Passing is a complex and controversial topic.</i> <i>Typically, when people talk of passing—a shorthand for "racial passing"—they are referring to African Americans presenting as</i> …

Inside the (Very Big) Head of Mr. Met

I know. You think I don’t know?<p>I know that I am not just another Mets employee. I know that I am the very personification of this proud baseball organization. I know that I am — MISTER Met.<p>You Gotta Believe, the Amazin’s, blah-blah-blah: I know.<p>So, yes, technically speaking, I should not have …

White House Waivers May Have Violated Ethics Rules

The Trump administration may have skirted federal ethics rules by retroactively granting a blanket exemption that allows Stephen K. Bannon, the senior White House strategist, to communicate with editors at Breitbart News, where he was recently an executive.<p>The exemption, made public late Wednesday …

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

Climate

Maine’s Governor Wants Inmates to Fill Jobs, Not Prison Beds

Paul R. LePage, the brash and deeply conservative governor of Maine, has never been seen as an advocate of loosening punishments for criminals. He once joked that drug dealers should be publicly executed. He has seemed, at times, to support racial profiling in the pursuit of drug traffickers. And …