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  1. media
    Apropos of Nothing, Sarah Jeong’s Book About Harassment Is Getting ReissuedOne month after right-wingers threw a disingenuous tantrum over Jeong’s old tweets.
  2. the internet
    Did Amazon Alexa Subtweet Ariana Grande’s Instagram Troll?May this be a lesson to all to never mess with Grande.
  3. investigations
    When Did ‘TERF Bangs’ Become a Thing?A cultural history of beauty’s most puzzling term.
  4. The Internet Is Lying to YouThe modern practice of redirecting links runs counter to the original vision of the internet.
  5. songs of the week
    5 Best New Songs of the Week: The 1975, A$AP Rocky & Tyler the Creator, AnittaThe 1975’s Matty Healy once again proves why he’s one of the last of a dying breed of rock star.
  6. music review
    The Feel Good Mutant Soul of Dirty Projectors’ Lamp Lit ProseIt’s all upbeat ruminations on affection and excitement, where the last album fixated almost exhaustingly on rot.
  7. songs of the week
    7 Best New Songs of the Week: The 1975, Kanye, The Internet, Lykke Li, GorillazIs one of Kanye’s new songs secretly a fun. cover?
  8. The Internet Has Already Devoured ‘This Is America’But it still has power.
  9. 9 Best New Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, the Internet, Oneohtrix Point NeverJanelle Monáe wants to “screw” the world back together.
  10. the internet apologizes
    Why Wikipedia Puts Its Users FirstThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director, Katherine Maher, weighs in on incentive-based media models.
  11. the internet apologizes
    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
  12. the internet
    Mariah Carey Just Memed HerselfNo one deserves her at her “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
  13. apologies
    Writer of Controversial ‘Jewish Rebellion’ Essay Issues ‘Heartfelt Apology’“It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs.”
  14. media
    13 Actual Jewish RebellionsIn response to the Washington Post’s controversial “I’m tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” essay.
  15. personal essays
    14 Hilarious Reactions to the ‘Jewish Rebellion’ EssayA Washington Post essay titled “I am tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” has ignited a tidal wave of controversy.
  16. the internet
    Everyone’s Upset Over This Modern Cover of Judy Blume’s Are You There God?“Hey God, u up?”
  17. Funny or Die Moves to Vox Media This Summer A little over a month after huge layoffs at the company, another big change is coming to Funny or Die. According to Variety, after over ten […]
  18. How Facebook Is Killing ComedyA conversation with Funny or Die’s Matt Klinman on how Facebook has completely destroyed independent digital comedy.
  19. antitrust me
    The Internet Can Save Itself From Ajit Pai. Just Not Here.Ajit Pai may be right that ending net neutrality will increase competition. Just not the competition he wants.
  20. literature
    Why a Short Story About a Terrible Date Went ViralThe New Yorker’s “Cat Person” shows how complicated bad sex really is.
  21. internet culture
    Mourning the Death of AIM With Memories of Our Most Embarrassing Screen NamesPour one out for AOL Instant Messenger.
  22. 2016: The Year the Internet Became RealImagine being rid of the internet. Doesn’t some part of you knot up with rash, intimate desire?
  23. One Sandy Hook Parent’s Fight Against an ‘Emboldened’ Conspiracy Culture“My hatred for Google and YouTube and Facebook has increased 1,000 percent,” says Sandy Hook parent Lenny Pozner.
  24. coen brothers
    Coen Brothers to Write a Dark-Web MovieAbout the Silk Road (the online one, not the medieval one).
  25. the internet
    Why Do All My Instagram Cats Keep Dying?When real life encroaches on the virtual.
  26. A Compelling Reason Not to Move to North Korea: They Only Have 28 WebsitesThe country’s internet was suddenly made public on Tuesday evening.
  27. They're Just Like Us
    Allow Katy Perry to Take You on Her Wild Philosophical Journey of the Internet“I’m riding it like a f–king cowboy at a rodeo now.”
  28. hairy situations
    Keira Knightley Is Surprised to Learn the Internet Thought She Was Going Bald“I have received a big box of things for female baldness, and I had no idea what that was about.”
  29. trolls
    Dan Aykroyd Weighs In on Leslie Jones’s Trolls“They’re insignificant gnats, they’re losers, they have no lives of their own …”
  30. the internet
    Twitter Says It’s Handling Leslie Jones’s Trolls“We realize we still have a lot of work in front of us before Twitter is where it should be on how we handle these issues.”
  31. the internet
    The FCC Wants to Let Us Choose What the Internet Knows About UsEver wonder why you get travel ads after you visit Expedia.com?
  32. The Internet’s New Celebrity Cat Is a Coconut-Oil Addict Called ‘Goal Kitty’You may have seen the tragic pictures floating around the internet: a black cat with a white splotch on her front, her paws awkwardly splayed up and out.
  33. the internet
    The New Search Engine for Kids Has Questionable FiltersBanned words on Kiddle include: uterus, menstruation, and wet willy.
  34. The Nine Canonical Responses to ‘U Mad,’ the Internet’s Most Grievous InsultActually, I’m laughing.
  35. Good Morning, User! Welcome to the New Intimacy EconomyWe often imagine the inevitable future tech dystopia will be cold, populations marching under the eye of sterile robot overlords, our speech monitored and scrubbed of sentiment and intonation. Increasingly, though, it seems like we’re hurtling toward the opposite.
  36. empire building
    There’s an Amazon Bookstore NowThe tech company extends its empire into the real world. 
  37. parenthood
    The Internet of Parents Is Miserable and I Love ItWhy it’s so hard to look away.
  38. cybersecurity
    The Key Lesson of the Ashley Madison Hack — Even for Non-AdulterersHow to know when to hand over sensitive data — and when not to.
  39. hackers
    Hackers Claim They’ve Posted the Stolen Ashley Madison User DataIt hasn’t been verified, so don’t start searching for married dudes just yet. (And maybe just hold off forever.)
  40. the internet
    What Really Caused the Reddit Revolt?Untangling the theories on what sparked the ongoing meltdown on the “front page of the internet.”
  41. the internet
    Facebook Will Just Ask You What You Want to SeeNovel approach.
  42. psychology
    How the Internet Makes You Think You’re SmartPeople confuse searching for stuff with knowing stuff.
  43. ted talks
    Monica Lewinsky: ‘I Was Patient Zero’ of Internet-ShamingShe gave a TED Talk yesterday about her experience.
  44. our selfies ourselves
    I Am Not My Internet Personality, and You Probably Aren’t Yours, Either.Please, please do not believe everything you read online.
  45. the internet
    Where Were You When That Dress Destroyed the Internet?Kim Kardashian’s butt was nothing compared to “gold and white versus blue and black.”
  46. the gop
    The National Republican Congressional Committee Has Seen the Internet #OnFleek.
  47. the internet
    Twitter Goes Nuts With #LifetimeBiopics After the Aaliyah Movie Premieres This was inevitable.
  48. the internet
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook Account PrivacyReviewing your timeline, preventing break-ins, and avoiding creepy ads. 
  49. new york's finest
    NYPD Stepping Up Social-Media MonitoringAfter last month’s hatchet attack.
  50. the internet
    Michael Bloomberg Owns the Domain BloombergBlows.nycAnd 399 others, just in case.
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