Austin, Texas prides itself on being a very progressive, liberal city. One of the mayor’s crowning achievements has been putting together a taskforce on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities. As part of this effort, the city promotes Diversity Training for the general public. As someone who has spent a lifetime exploring culture, I jumped at […]
Mark Lennihan | AP Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel smiles before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as his company celebrates its IPO, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Snap, the maker of Snapchat, is expected to report its first-quarter earnings after bell on Tuesday. Investors will be looking for signs that last […]
BY KEVIN KOPF AND TYLER CALVARUSO Intro Since 1979, ESPN has been the dubbed the worldwide leader in sports. As one of the most successful sports networks on air, ESPN provides fans with live-game action and shows filled with more than enough content and analysis to keep any sports fanatic satisfied. With 12 sister channels […]
Sometimes art, design and branding work really wonderfully together, and when they do you just call it “Work by Bianca Romero.” Bianca is a New York City mixed-media artist and event producer, who mixes bold colors and patterns with typography. Her work is heavily influenced by her Spanish and Korean heritage and all of her time […]
I presented the following post as a talk April 19, 2019 at the MIT Tech Conference. It’s the first time I’ve written a talk as a post (I never write out my talks; I compose jazz talks, where a sequence of metaphorical images indexes ideas to riff on like minor seven chords). The talk had the […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative, most expensive phones shipped in the past decade, there are […]
I’m sure Rawlson King will be a terrific addition to City Hall after defeating 16 other candidates — most of them wannabes and no-hopers — in last week’s Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection. But I’m much less sure anybody else wins when over-crowded campaigns come to more closely resemble a running of the bulls than a conventional vote. […]
Paper vs. Keyboard: Is There A Best Way To Write? Here I delve into the debate of paper vs. typing, relay some history of each, and discuss the pros and cons before coming to a determination as to which may be the best of the best.
To continue from last time, we went from Siliguri in West Bengal to Varanasi. This involved a two-stage flight, the first on AirAsia, who pissed us off greatly on our flight to Bagdroga by rigidly enforcing baggage rules. They were fine this time and the second stage of the flight from Kolkata to Varanasi was […]
After a weekend break from racing and week long off from school, the IIAAG’s paddlers hit Matapang Beach for Week 2 of the season. This week, teams hit the 1000m distance followed by a 500m sprint.
Ever feel like not taking your own advice? I regularly admonish my readers to avoid overhyping single data points. I repeat this piece of guidance when things flop—Solo, The Lego Movie 2, NFL Ratings last season—or when they go skyhigh—most Disney movies, Netflix datecdotes. And now a single data point—the Game of Thrones premiere is […]