“The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of ‘Likes’ on their own photos.” Why can’t these narcissistic teens just eat Snickers bars at slot machines, as we did in simpler times?
It’s happened to us all: You’re minding your own business on the WWW and the next thing you know, a liberal hacker has cyber-hijacked your Facebook account for the purpose of posting racist memes about the president. The most recent victim is Linda Sorenson, who promises she was definitely hacked and did not post it…
According to a report from KSL-TV, tenants at City Park Apartments, in Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered a “Facebook addendum” taped to their doors on Thursday night demanding that they “Like” the apartment complex on Facebook within five days or be found in breach of the rental agreement.
Last summer, the inspector general reported that undercover agents were able to sneak fake guns and bombs past the TSA about 95 percent of the time. But, as evidenced by the TSA’s Instagram account, TSA agents have definitely confiscated some knives.
The idea of a universal basic income—money given to everyone each month to cover minimal living expenses—is having something of a utopian intellectual moment across the political spectrum. But the idea does have two obvious potential pitfalls.
The sixteen-novel Left Behind series of evangelical thrillers is at least as influential a text in the annals of latter-day prophecy belief as the Book of Revelation. Which, of course, happens to furnish source material for the series’ intensively literalist accounting of the rapture, the tribulation, and the final…
Whose side are you on? Are you a stone-cold originator, or some sugary carpetbagging poseur? Would you like sprinkles with that, or might a tasty chocolate dip be more to your liking? Are you in or are you out? Sugar cone or waffle? Most importantly: Mister Softee or New York Ice Cream?
Roughly half of the 233 people convicted of “hate speech” last year in Russia were using the popular Facebook clone VKontakte. But “hate speech” isn’t always hate speech. Sometimes you could go to jail for two years for sharing a meme about toothpaste and Crimea to your twelve online friends, the AP reports.
Taking a break from calling reporters sleazy and dishonest—prompted by last week’s Washington Post investigation into funds he claimed to have raised for veterans’ groups—Donald Trump was asked Tuesday to address the weekend’s biggest story: The summary execution of Harambe, a gorilla, in Cincinnati.
America’s colleges and universities are out for the summer. For students, it’s a time to party. For the low-paid adjunct professors who make higher education function, it is a time to wonder whether they made a terrible mistake.
The downtown Manhattan nightclub Santos Party House will be shutting its doors for good, DNAinfo is reporting, just one day hosting the NYC Oi! Fest 2, a concert of bands that have been associated with far-right politics and neo-Nazism. A Santos employee told Gawker the closure is unrelated to the controversy…
Activists with the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere attempted to derail a Bernie Sanders speech last night in Oakland, wasting precious minutes of everyone’s time before being hauled away.
From 2007 to the end of 2015, the New York Daily News reports, the New York Catholic Conference, led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, paid top Albany lobbyists more than $2.1 million to help block legislation, including the Child Victims Act, that would make it easier for victims of child sex abuse to seek justice.
For the vast majority of working Americans, wages have been almost flat for the past 35 years. How can regular working people get more money? Organize. And strike.
Hopefully Mayor Bill de Blasio had a restful Memorial Day Weekend, because this is going to be a long week.
- Cincinnati Zoo Defends Killing Gorilla After a 4-Year-Old Boy Fell Into Its Enclosure
- Ben Carson Says America is Like a Cruise Ship and We Might All Die on It
- Eric Holder Finally Admits That the Snowden Leaks Were an Act of ‘Public Service’
- Striking Verizon Workers Win Major Gains in Deal with the Telecom Giant