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January 03, 2019 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Travis Smith
Travis's new book, Superhero Ethics
The Incredible Hulk and the dangers of individualism
Why Wolverine embodies honor and integrity
Batman vs. Spider-Man, dueling reactions to our tragic universe
Family tragedies in the lives of Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker
Why adults should take comic books seriously
November 05, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Brandy Jensen
How Brandy came to write an advice column called "Ask a F*ck-Up"
Young people's problems: depression, alienation, loneliness
Brandy's central theme: the responsibilities we bear to each other
Can "bad men" change?
The different questions men and women ask
Brandy: A "sex strike" would never work
In defense of being in your own Twitter bubble
Why are there so many depressed people on Twitter?
October 23, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Max Read
Viewing the Trump-Kanye meeting through the lens of mental illness
The shared traits that make Trump and Kanye irresistible to the media
How online news and social media created the "attention economy"
Did reality TV remake reality?
Jake and Logan Paul: brothers, YouTube superstars, and possible sociopaths
How social media helps people with mental illness
March 25, 2020 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Jesse Singal
Jesse's new article, "The Rise of PTSD"
How society viewed traumatized veterans of WWII vs. Vietnam
Effective treatments for PTSD
The danger of trauma becoming an identity
From 9/11 to coronavirus, we live in traumatic times
Speech policing and social climbing in the name of trauma
Jesse's forthcoming book, The Quick Fix
January 20, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Liz Wolfe
Why the Aziz Ansari story blew up
Are women like "Grace" damned if they do, damned if they don't?
Libertarianism and consent
Katie Roiphe vs. the creator of the Shitty Media Men list
Is giving the benefit of the doubt possible in the age of the Twitter mob?
Having good politics vs. being a good person
September 30, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Kaitlyn Tiffany
The hot new trend of being a homebody
Social, economic, and technological reasons young people are staying in
The surprisingly controversial topic of skincare
Millennials using apps to order food delivered by Millennials
Netflix and chill and take Instagram selfies wearing sheet masks
Is being a homebody the modern way to go to Walden Pond?
July 02, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Vanessa Grigoriadis
Vanessa's NYT Magazine piece on NXIVM, an alleged "sex cult"
Why so many women rose to the top of the group
The Hollywood actress who became a NXIVM leader
The real story of the infamous branding of women's skin
Is the group guilty of sex trafficking?
Is NXIVM a sex cult?
June 13, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Connie Wang
Why Connie has grown sick of the cultural appropriation debate
Nicki Minaj and the flattening of Asian cultures
How social media escalated the cultural appropriation wars
Why are these fights so often over fashion and food?
Appropriation, mockery, and Halloween
The Met Gala and Catholic-inspired fashion
Who gets to decide that a particular outfit is "okay"?
May 03, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Danielle Tcholakian
Danielle's response to the controversial NYT piece on long-term antidepressant use
Why research on long-term antidepressant use is lacking
What depression and type I diabetes have in common
Danielle and Aryeh describe their experiences with depression
Should medication be a last resort?
June 20, 2019 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Rachel Vorona Cote
Rachel's essay on her mother's death, "The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning"
Aryeh recalls mourning his father in the pre-social media era
A moment when language fails
Is it possible to talk about death with sincerity on Twitter?
The many (often gendered) Victorian rituals of mourning
Rachel's forthcoming book, Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today
Do you want to be memorialized for eternity on Facebook?
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