The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers will be murdered by cops.
Archive for May, 2020
Over the past 72 hours, people across the US have captured what may be the most comprehensive live picture of police brutality ever. As demonstrators protest police brutality, the police have responded with more brutality.
We need less extreme and more nuanced recommendations for navigating life during the pandemic.
The president is exposing problems in America that most did not want to see.
The new executive order targeting social-media companies isn’t really about Twitter.
I remember the exact words with which I was first introduced to “The Waste Land” while still at school. “This isn’t a poem you read. It is a poem you will live…
Curious about product design at Dropbox? Here’s a look at tools we use for solving problems, making decisions, and communicating ideas.
The surveillance drone is flying in a circle above the city, which has broken out in protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s.
On Twitter and at a news conference, the president said Joe Scarborough was responsible for the death of Lori Klausutis, who worked for him when he was a congressman. But Twitter refused her husband’s request to have the false tweets removed.
Talking to the podcasting king about his monster Spotify deal.
The hyper-local social media platform Nextdoor is winning over local law enforcement and other government officials in the U.S., alarming civil rights advocates.
It can be easy for designers to get distracted by different aspects of building product and forget to focus on their core area â interaction design.
Trump says heâs taking hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 despite FDA warnings | Donald Trump | The Guardian
A Look Back to Prince's Syracuse Carrier Dome Show on Release of Remastered Purple Rain Album - Untapped New York
On the release of the remastered album of Purple Rain, an Untapped Cities contributor shares vivid memories of watching Prince perform at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.
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We all know how a game of baseball works: A pitcher throws a ball to a batter who tries to hit it. If he puts it in play, the fielders then try to catch it, and maybe they'll toss it around to a couple of their teammates. After they've done
What went wrong in the president’s first real crisis — and what does it mean for the US?
An anti-trust breakup of Amazon would make founder Bezos even richer
Unlike just about every other barbecue restaurant I've been to, everything on Smoque BBQ's menu, from the ribs and brisket to the beans and corn bread, is worth ordering. And that's exactly what a group of us did.
The Cold War showed the value â and pitfalls â of covert action.
Prints show the tracks of three ‘titanosaurs’ that took a seaside stroll more than 165 million years ago.
The footprints of sauropods, thirty-metre-long herbivorous dinosaurs, have been found on the roof of a cave located beneath the Causse Méjean plateau, in
Programming Design Systems is a free digital book that teaches a practical introduction to the new foundations of graphic design.
America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.
Nick Cave - The Red Hand Files - Issue #94 - I recently read that the band Rising Signs believed 'Palaces of Montezuma' plagiarized their 2005 song, 'Grey Man.' Sure, I can hear similarities in melody, but, oddly, I think one of many reasons I love 'Palac
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Last week we released Nine Things Local Government Needs to Do Right Now in Response to the Pandemic. Here’s the next step for a strong recovery.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago officials announced on Tuesday new rules for third-party food delivery apps, requiring them to disclose to customers an...
Welcome to Youngstown, Ohio, home of Chill-Can, the self-chilling beverage container you’ve probably never heard of. Officials have gambled millions of…
Danes havenât built a âsocialistâ country. Just one that works.
Josh Hawley: Congress should protect every job in the country during this crisis - The Washington Post
Doing so will prepare us to surge into recovery.
In the mountains of Mexico, a spy hummingbird ventures into the heart of a breathtaking monarch butterfly swarm. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed it!...
Guerrilla Gardening: How this Strong Towns Group Took an Incremental Approach to Creating a Park — Strong Towns
Learn how Stronger Denton—a Denton-based, Strong Towns Local Conversation—took an incremental approach to invest in a park in downtown Denton.
Laws and rules often prohibit the very things that could make our neighborhoods more resilient. Like producing more of our own food — no small consideration during a time of social distancing and fragile supply chains.
When the Red Cross began charging soldiers for snacks during World War II, it learned a painful lesson in the economics of free stuff.
Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter met while studying piano and flute at university in Germany. Before too long, they'd redrawn the entire outline of pop music for the late 20th century.
Former Jekyll's Kitchen, Now Called 17 River Street, Still Aiming for Summer Opening | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog
One day before Governor DeWine ordered restaurants to close, Jekyll’s Kitchen in Chagrin Falls did just that of its own accord. The 11-year-old restaurant, which...
"I tell you I am the greatest man in the world and it doesn't trouble me in the least." - Mel Lyman It seems unlikely that a scrawny, disheveled kid wearing a sailor hat and oversized military coat could actually...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term âblack swan.â He is frustrated whenever it is used to describe the coronavirus crisis.
Not a Black Swan: Nassim Taleb on What the Coronavirus Teaches Us About Our Institutions — Strong Towns
One of the key thought leaders who has inspired the Strong Towns movement has an admonition and a warning for the world—about how our institutions got so fragile in the face of a crisis like the present one.
Why John Forester was wrong: Design streets for the humans you have, not the humans you wish you had. — Strong Towns
The lifelong champion of vehicular cycling—an approach that gives in to inhumane street design instead of questioning it—passed away this month. No better time to put his still-influential bad ideas to rest.
Contrary to what has been asserted elsewhere, the suburbs are not about to have a renaissance. In fact, there are many reasons to believe we are nearing the end.
The length of almost two football fields, the cargo ship Jupiter Spirit arrived in Los Angelesâ harbor on April 24 after an almost three-week journey from Japan, ready to unload its cargo of about 2,000 Nissan Armada SUVs, Rogue crossovers and Infiniti sedans in a quick, half-day operation.
Intercom is a proudly product-first company, and this selection of posts illustrates the ways in which we deeply consider and practice product design.