How can you tell when an online conversation may get out of hand or go off the rails? Justine Zhang and Jonathan Chang, researchers at Cornell University, recently developed a framework for predicting whether an online discussion could devolve—and then applied that framework to conversations between Wikipedia editors. 1,022 more words
Drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School performed the Rent standout “Seasons of Love” at the 2018 Tony Awards to honor their theatre teacher Melody Herzfeld, who helped saved dozens of lives during the shooting at the Parkland, Florida school. 65 more words
Tell us how you really feel Robert De Niro.
The venerable actor ended up getting bleeped Sunday night at the Tony Awards when he dropped some f-bombs about President Donald Trump while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen. 29 more words
It seems almost everyone is complaining about division in the culture, but our loudest hate-speech protesters often behave no better than the groups they complain about. 1,310 more words