Why Did WNYC Delete Its Podcast on the Male "Expert" on Women in Tech?

An episode of WNYC's On the Media podcast TLDR was unceremoniously removed from the On the Media website today, and people are not at all happy. Rightly so. (UPDATED: This post was updated on 2/13, to include comments from WNYC.) » 2/12/15 11:40pm 2/12/15 11:40pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

The Coach Who Doesn't Care: How One Man Turns Skaters Into Champions

Gracie Gold was having a bad night. The 18-year-old figure skater was about a minute and a half into her free skate at the U.S. International Classic in September when she singled a double axel. It was a significant mistake—a loss of a couple of points—but for a disciplined skater, that kind of error shouldn't have… » 2/19/14 6:45pm 2/19/14 6:45pm

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… » 1/02/14 8:59pm 1/02/14 8:59pm

Finding Gillooly: What Happened To Figure Skating's Infamous Villain?

No One Cares About Your Stupid Twitter Account

A new study finds that people are using Twitter to fuel their own narcissism and don't really give a flying fuck about what other people are doing, thinking, or feeling. Hm. How can I make this more about me? » 12/12/10 3:00pm 12/12/10 3:00pm

Writer Discovers Internet Commenting, Deconstructs It For Us

"Some people want to be heard," explains Kevin Collier. "Other people just have an urge to talk." Good to see that the train from 1999 has finally pulled up to the station. » 11/21/10 2:50pm 11/21/10 2:50pm