A new episode of Black Mirror and a recent U.N. report ask the same question. … More ‘How Much Personality Should a Smart Speaker Have?’ for Slate
Power couples throughout history: from the Ceaușescus to the Clintons… to the Kushners?
This one’s an international controversy, but the Australian culture wars regularly play out in cartoon editorials—and the Australian culture wars, like the cartoons themselves, are very, very ugly. … More ‘That Racist Serena Williams Cartoon Is Sadly Illustrative of Australian Cartoonists’ for Slate
Men can be shamed into hiding, or shamed out of letting Louis C.K. on their stage for 10 months. But too many still refuse to accept that there was anything to be ashamed of at all. … More ‘The Comedy Cellar’s Owner Has Clearly Been Waiting to Let Louis C.K. Back on Stage Since Day One’ for Slate
How you treat your digital assistant says a lot about you.
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The Australian comic’s Nanette delves into subjects where setups and punchlines aren’t enough. … More ‘Hannah Gadsby’s First Netflix Comedy Special Is About Why She’s Quitting Comedy’ for Slate
In 2017, the year of #MeToo, of silence breakers and silence broken, of bathrobes and potted plants and secret door-locking buttons, Love Actually’s workplace “romances” feel particularly unpalatable—in fact, they feel more like harassment, actually. … More ‘Love Actually’s Workplace Harassment Feels Especially Egregious at the End of 2017’ for Slate
To paraphrase Jurassic Park: Man commits sexual harassment. Sexual harassment destroys man. Woman inherits the Earth. … More ‘The Bittersweet Satisfaction of Watching Women Rise Because Men Fall’ for Slate
If there’s one thing this moment of sexual reckoning has taught us, it’s that we should listen to women. But does that extend to the women speaking up to defend the men other women have accused of sexual harassment? … More ‘Why the SNL Women’s Statement Is Not the Same as Lena Dunham’s’ for Slate
So how does it feel to lose out because of the downfall of a powerful man, even while believing that downfall was totally warranted? We spoke to four people who have been hit by the ripples. … More ‘The Other Victims of the Sexual Harassment Fallout’ for Slate