The Shaming of Izzy LaxamanaA Tacoma girl defied her father. He cut off her hair. She killed herself. The story would sound medieval if the details weren’t so modern.
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Slate Gets ResultsWe Googled ourselves. It wasn’t the first time. It won’t be the last.
Are Comment Sections Worth It?It takes a lot of moderation to keep the troll population at bay.
Evidence of Life on FacebookAppearing happy on social media may be used against you in a court of law.
“I Knew I Was This Outsider Swooping Into a Really Intimate Community”Amanda Hess on the challenges of reporting on suicide intervention and social media.
“Please Do Not Downvote Anyone Who’s Asked for Help”How Reddit is changing suicide intervention.
Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?The infamous troll has tweeted some truly horrible stuff. That doesn’t mean he should have been suspended.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First VictimA woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
Straw ManThe guy behind the Stanford prison experiment claims video games and porn are destroying men.
All the News That’s Fit to LikeFacebook isn’t just making us less partisan. It’s making us less politically engaged.
Is Twitter Afraid of Its Own Platform?The company rolls out a new harassment policy but won’t explain it to users on Twitter.
Justice Through a LensA new wave of apps offers assistance—and advice—for citizens capturing police wrongdoing on camera.
One Direction Was an Inside JobThe nutty, paranoid, maaaaaybe plausible fan conspiracy theories for why Zayn “quit.”
The Upside of Yik YakThe anonymous messaging app gets a ton of bad press, but actually, it’s pretty great.
The End of the Death Penalty? Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
I Adore Chris Thile, but I Have Mixed Feelings About His Prairie Home Companion Hosting Gig
A Victory for Public Health Measles outbreaks at Disneyland show just how vicious this virus can be.