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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Opinion: The Comfort of Cow Cuddles

Opinion: The Comfort of Cow Cuddles

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A farmer in a pasture circa 1945 appears to get his cow cuddles for free. These days, it could cost him. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images A farmer in a pasture circa 1945 appears to get his cow cuddles for free. These days, it could cost him. Hulton Archive/Getty Images…
OPINION: Moral Tragedy Looms In Early Chaos Of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

OPINION: Moral Tragedy Looms In Early Chaos Of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine...

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People lined up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Disneyland's parking lot in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 13. The state says all residents 65 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images People lined up to receive the COVID-19…
‘Why do queer people want to ruin video games?’ and other stupid questions answered

‘Why do queer people want to ruin video games?’ and other...

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Every queer person on the planet could sense it, like a disturbance in The Force, when the review embargo lifted for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. I’m picturing meerkats popping up in unison as I write this. But the truth is that a lot of queer gamers were waiting with bated breath to see how…
OPINION: To Solve The Pandemic, Biden Must Focus On Equity

OPINION: To Solve The Pandemic, Biden Must Focus On Equity

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Ms. Chavez was barely sustaining her oxygen levels despite being on maximum support through the thick tubing in her nose. Two days before coming to the hospital, Ms. Chavez developed fevers and diarrhea, tested positive for the coronavirus in the emergency department and by the next day was unable to breathe. Her son and daughter-in-law…
Opinion: How Could The President Get The Coronavirus

Opinion: How Could The President Get The Coronavirus

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U.S. President Donald Trump before being taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump before being taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images A lot of Americans may wonder this morning: How could the…
Who thought political ads featuring Deepfake Putin and Kim trashing the US was a good idea?

Who thought political ads featuring Deepfake Putin and Kim trashing the...

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A not-for-profit called RepresentUS, working with creative media agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address, recently used the popular Deepfake AI system to create a pair of political ads featuring actors digitally manipulated to look like Vladmir Putin and Kim Jong Un mocking the current state of US politics. The ads were reportedly slated to air…
Dear developers, it’s time to stop making the same sports games over and over

Dear developers, it’s time to stop making the same sports games...

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There are few things more dependable than annual sports game releases. Even gamers who don’t play sports games know that Madden dominates August and NBA 2K casts a long shadow over September. I point this out because, like the Superbowl or the NBA Finals, the launch of these titles is a very big deal. Madden…
I was excited for Neuralink. Then I watched Elon Musk’s stupid demo

I was excited for Neuralink. Then I watched Elon Musk’s stupid...

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Last week Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a startup working on creating a brain computer interface (BCI) for consumers, held a “tech demo” to show off the company’s progress over the last year. Let me sum it up for you: Musk and Neuralink have figured out how to do basic brain surgery. What’s that you say? Humans…
OPINION: Public Health Leaders Deserve More Respect

OPINION: Public Health Leaders Deserve More Respect

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and Adm. Brett P. Giroir, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, testified before Congress in June on the status of the pandemic. Fauci is just one of the public health leaders and their families across the U.S. who have received death threats…
Opinion: COVID-19 Cannot Stop The Hum Of A Church Choir

Opinion: COVID-19 Cannot Stop The Hum Of A Church Choir

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Classical music concert with a sheet music in the foreground Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty Images Classical music concert with a sheet music in the foreground Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty Images We got a gift from a friend this week—a true note of grace in discordant times. You may know…

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