More random stuff from various sources, enjoy!
Inside the Group of Straight Men Who Are Swearing Off Women
All over the world, straight men are making the conscious decision not to be involved with women. This isn’t a decision in any sort of metaphorical sense. These men are literally cutting women out of their lives, completely.
Coming out of the bisexual closet
For decades, I’ve called myself a lesbian. Is it finally safe to admit I like men, too? The candles were lit for dinner, and my date had arrived. I really liked this person, and I looked around a bit nervously, wondering what everyone was thinking.
What Happens Next Will Amaze You
This is the text version of a talk I gave on September 14, 2015, at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Good morning!
‘We Value Experience’: Can a Secret Society Become a Business?
The bespectacled man with short-cropped hair stood up. “Can I ask a question!” the man shouted, vocal cords straining. The audience turned. They were all members of The Latitude, a secret society based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michael Faraday on Mental Discipline and How to Cure Our Propensity for Self-Deception
“That point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all.
Sneaker Wars: Inside the Battle Between Nike and Adidas
Everybody wants the Yeezys. It’s a frigid February night during New York Fashion Week, and Kanye West has just spent the afternoon at a runway event in SoHo unveiling his first fashion collection for Adidas—a collection anchored by the futuristic Yeezy Boost 750s, a.k.a. the Yeezys
News & Views
You see, even though we have the second-worst life expectancy in 15 European countries, because we eat, drink and smoke to excess, and don’t do enough exercise (I KNOW! I’M SHOCKED, TOO!) there are many, many great things – like having the good manners to take bad news on the chin
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
COLLEGE students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected. They say it’s a skill they mastered in middle school when they wanted to text in class without getting caught.
Apple Watch Photo Face Gallery Offers Cool Customization
Twitter user and Apple Watch aficionado Stefan Poulos of Poulos Collective has posted a series of wearable wallpapers he’s designed for use with Apple Watch’s new Photo Face.
How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale
In the ‘90s, Aby Ngana Diop was the queen of taasu, a practice of ritual poetry performed by female griots in Senegal.
Vegas on the Black Sea
There is no chacha in the chacha fountain. There was supposed to be, of course.
Ina Garten Does It Herself
For a long time, Ina Garten was a Hamptons shopkeeper who waited upon the wealthy. She has been, for a shorter time, a celebrity chef of some wealth. “Am I a billionaire? Of course not!” she told me recently over tea on the Upper East Side, and then she laughed.
13 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s
Most people use their 20s to figure out what it means to be an adult, and the process is certainly not easy for everyone.
Meet The Most Powerful Force In The Star Wars Universe: The Man Who Makes The Toys
We spoke to Hasbro’s Star Wars design director to discover how the most anticipated toy line of all time is created. When I was a kid growing up, Christmas day meant one thing: more Star Wars toys. I couldn’t get enough of those beloved 3 and 3/4-inch Kenner action figures.
Threats. Vitriol. Hate. Ugly truth about women in sports and social media
Editor’s Note: The following contains offensive, vulgar language used to address an important but sensitive subject matter. Reader discretion is advised. The first time I was ever called a “cunt,” at least to my “face,” was on a sports blog in 2006.
Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere
‘I don’t worry about anything,’’ Donald J. Trump told me aboard his 757 as we were flying to the recent Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
How Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ Kicked Off the Streaming Revolution
Capitol Records had a problem. The year was 2000, and one of the biggest bands on its roster was about to release the highly anticipated follow-up to its breakthrough album without a radio single or music video.
Behold: The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Punny Businesses in America
Every day, we pass business signs. Big billboards, tiny gold leaf etching on glass doors, honking neon lights—all of this signage is part of the visual white noise of one’s daily travels, whether it be by foot, car, bus, or train.
Google’s Cute Cars And The Ugly End Of Driving
The thing about covering tech, especially for a long time, is that you have these moments where you get to really reach out and touch the future. They’re rare. But you get to the point where you can recognize them and see the truly significant shifts. The very early web felt that way.
Why Hurricane Joaquin Is So Hard To Forecast
UPDATE (Oct. 1, 1:21 p.m.): Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm (and is expected to hit Category 4). Here’s the latest forecast: The odds are that Hurricane Joaquin, now lingering 175 miles east-northeast of the Bahamas, will hit somewhere along the U.S.
From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I felt a duty – not to anyone or anything specifically, but more vaguely to the idea of ‘books’.
Rage Against the Machine bassist: I apologise for Limp Bizkit
Rage Against the Machine’s bassist Tim Commerford has taken it upon himself to issue an apology. A deeply personal one, that can only have been delivered after hours of soul-searching and personal torment.
9 Nodding Strategies for Your Next Meeting
You‘ve got a bunch of meetings coming up, but do you have your nodding strategy ready? More seasoned professionals may think they can just nod the same way they did in their last meeting, but that’s not an option — people will notice.