Fast-food workers, the minimum wage, and a future served by robot labor.
Wednesday, December 11
Tuesday, December 10
A battle against an invasive breed of ants has begun in Texas. It also might be over already.
Life on the other side of the laptop.
Monday, December 9
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
Sunday, December 8
Did the Obama Administration ignore evidence that someone other than Assad could be behind the sarin attacks?
“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”
Saturday, December 7
“When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade history teacher. People called me a victim. They called him a villain. But it’s more complicated than that.”
The twisting paths that brought together Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald.