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A Genealogy of Silicon

Computers were fun once. They were fun in the way that rally cars are fun: for the people who got deeply into them, the real joy derived from learning how they worked.

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The Rules for Black Women Dating White Men in 2019

by Ajah Hales If you decide to date a white boy,You are no longer pro black.It does not matter that you were on the ground in East St. Louis,That you stood vigil for Troy and Trayvon long before Black Lives Matter? was even a questionIt does not matterThatBlack Lives Matter! was always your answerIt doesn’t […]

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A List of All Suspicious Deaths of Ferguson Activists

A string of deaths of prominent Ferguson activists and their relatives, as well as others who were murdered in a similar fashion, has left lingering questions about the circumstances. Given the recent detainment (with no justification given) of Iranian state TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi, who was working on a documentary about the murders, it’s worth […]

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Checked Out on the Grand Tour

by Tyler Walicek This fall saw the completion of my first transcontinental road trip: a two-month jaunt out of San Francisco that took my girlfriend and I along the snaking coastlines of Oregon and Washington and into the sylvan quietude of Vancouver, B.C., then on a cannonball run across the Midwest and the Great Lakes […]

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The Ableist Logic of Primitivism: A Critique of “Ecoextremist” Thought

In his recent article for New York Magazine, Children of Ted, John H. Richardson ruminates on the recent rise of a fringe political movement centered on the writings of Ted Kaczynski, the ecoterrorist widely known as “the Unabomber.” On its face, Richardson’s article amounts to an eccentric human-interest story for a mainstream publication. Yet, in typical […]

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