The above image is the Trump campaign's latest outreach effort, this time toward young people! It has a certain vibe to it, clean but sinister, yet comically unconvincing. As summed up by author Saladin Ahmed's remark: "They look like a version of GATTACA that's extremely lax about genetic testing."
Gattaca is a brilliant film about a man with a genetic flaw, struggling against DNA discrimination in a clinical, cooly fascistic future. If the private space industry's reluctance to hire someone doomed to premature heart disease seems disturbingly reasonable, rest assured that reality sometimes offers easier dilemmas than art:
TikTok, the social media app from China-based Bytedance, plans to sue the Trump administration in a challenge to the president’s executive order that bans the service in the United States.
During a Friday evening press conference at his Bedminster golf course, the esteemed President Donald J. Trump finally announced a momentous step in the sweeping healthcare reform plan he’s been promising for years: Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for […]
President Donald Trump’s hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy launched a major overhaul of the U.S. postal mail service. Among the changes, the two top executives overseeing day-to-day operations have been let go and replaced with DeJoy’s new picks, according to a reorganization memo released Friday.
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]