As a white parent, I solemnly swear to never do this


(Credit: YouTube/The Holderness Family) These awful white parent rap parody videos have got to stop By: Sarah Watts Here’s how you make a video go viral on social media: Take an attractive, nonthreatening white couple, throw in a couple of darling (white) kids, and have them all crowd the camera and sing about potty-training andContinue reading “As a white parent, I solemnly swear to never do this”

Jaron Lanier :The Internet destroyed the middle class


Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy By: SCOTT TIMBERG Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often described as ‘visionary,’ ” Jennifer KahnContinue reading “Jaron Lanier :The Internet destroyed the middle class”

From Harvard to webcam girl


Once, I was a shy nonprofit drone. Now, I make money reading Anais Nin in the buff — among other things By: Anna Katzen/Salon Last autumn I sat in a midtown cubicle sorting receipts for my boss’s monthly expense report. I had recently earned my master’s degree from Harvard and had accepted a coveted yetContinue reading “From Harvard to webcam girl”