A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

Oct 16, 2019

Christopher Wylie rose to fame when he blew the whistle on Facebook’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica affair, which ended up costing Facebook $5 billion in fines. He has just published a book called, “Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America” in which he denounces...

How Science Got Sound Wrong

Oct 12, 2019

Neil Young was a famous rock musician in the 1970s, specializing in live performance and weird acoustic spaces, like the echo-filled iron sawdust burner I once camped in as a kid. In a recent interview for The New York Times Magazine, he claimed that digital compression technology — CD, MP3,...

Making America White Again?

Oct 03, 2019

August 2009: I press the doorbell. The dimness of the inner light and oriental fragrances give me a pleasant surprise. African jewelry hangs from the walls and Persian carpets pave the ground. I close my eyes. With the frantic speed of remembrance, music transports me to the alleys of Istanbul,...

Sri Lanka Stands Up to Extremism

Oct 02, 2019

On July 30, a remarkable event took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, when representatives of multiple religions — Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism — came together to express solidarity with the victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks that shook the island nation in...

The Growing Case for Banning E-Cigarettes

Oct 01, 2019

Despite being marketed as cooler and healthier alternatives to smoking, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that e-cigarettes should come with similar health warnings as regular tobacco products. Yet, while further research is needed to determine once and for all whether...

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