Car loans are designed to screw you
A third of car buyers who trade in their vehicle are underwater on their loan, leading to a never-ending cycle of debt.
A Good Place: Rocketing the oddities of the past into the present
The Public Domain Review performs the vital task of resurfacing and contextualizing the most interesting bits of history.
Why do reusable grocery bags drive people crazy?
A question from a former grocery store cashier.
The worst influencer in the world is the Israeli military’s Twitter account
What if Denny’s, but apartheid?
How to train artificial intelligence that won’t destroy the environment
The carbon footprint of machine learning is bigger than you think.
A Good Place: ‘Art Sqool’ recreates the childhood joy of drawing on your computer
The game takes place at an art school where the grades are more made-up than usual.
Toronto’s very dumb “smart city” project
A proposed partnership with Google’s Sidewalk Labs is shaping up to be a calamity.
Twitter’s decision to ban political ads is misguided and wrong
Jack Dorsey is not a hero for doing this.
It’s not Russia, it’s Facebook
A new “influence operation” on Facebook shouldn’t be an excuse to resurrect Cold War tensions.
Doomed to repeat World of Warcraft
Its creators are counting on the power of nostalgia to bring players back to the once massively popular game. Can it survive?
Facebook News is a waste of our time
The company’s latest attempt to assist journalism is about saving face, not the news.
A Good Place: A Czech cartoon mole’s socialist utopia
Krteck might be a relic of Soviet children’s entertainment, but he has found a new home on YouTube.
WeWork has real victims
The real-estate company's implosion is more than fodder for thought experiments.
A love story that started on ChatRoulette
James and Karen met on a more serendipitous version of the internet. Where there were a lot of penises.
The junk science of emotion-recognition technology
New startups bank on being able to discern how you feel. Smile for the computer, sweetie.
A Good Place: The public access channel from hell
The YouTube channel Local 58 uses the aesthetics of the past to speak to the anxieties of today.
I had a chance to confront one of Jeffrey Epstein’s pals. I blew it.
What to do when you see former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak in an airport.
Dril didn’t sell out you sold out
Both social media and Hollywood are multi-million dollar operations, but only one of these industries pays its writers.
Will climate change kill Bigfoot?
What ecological collapse would mean for the world’s cryptid populations.
I’m Upset: Tim Cook is a gigantic hypocrite
The supposedly high standard he has set for Apple doesn’t apply to Hong Kong.