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Website showcasing women illustrators amassed 6 million page views in first 3 days

A new website devoted to raising “the visibility of female illustrators, female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups” got off to a high-flying start when it launched in late December. 334 more words

Arts And Culture

Installment 2:

Writing continues well.

I’ve written a scene over the past week that I’m not 100% sure is acceptable to share with a general audience. There’s a fine line about what kind of sex you can feature before you end up producing pornography, and I’m not entirely sure I paid attention to it. 149 more words


Code-switching and linguistic acrobatics on the internet

When I was conference-hopping last month, I caught up with an academic friend who had unfollowed me on Twitter. While transiting from a proper academic conversation at the dinner table of a nice restaurant to a more intimate catch-up about our personal lives over drinks in a cosy bar, my friend admitted that they thought my use of Twitter was very “brave”. 1,413 more words

Internet Culture

America, The Reality Show

When I was at MTV, I worked for the people who helped produce The Jersey Shore and other “reality” programming. In my first weeks there, I watched a… 647 more words

Current Events

12-year-old girl alleges sexual abuse by relative, commits suicide on Facebook Live

Katelyn Nicole Davis, a 12-year-old student at Cedartown Middle School in Polk County, Georgia, broadcast her own suicide over Facebook Live on December 30. In the 20-minute video, Davis told viewers that she had been physically and sexually abused by a relative. 177 more words

Internet Culture

Dear Simon Sinek: STFU About Millennials

The last few weeks or so, I’ve seen the same video endlessly going around on Facebook: a snippet of an interview with Simon Sinek, who lays out what he believes to be the key problems with millennials in the workplace. 2,089 more words

Political Wrangling

Modern Journalism And Its Discontents

What if what we want the most—what we crave—is not the content of the news itself, with its inevitable biases towards or against one’s personal point of view? 320 more words