Legendary New Jack Swing Producer Teddy Riley on His Legacy, Making Sexy Music for Women, and K-Pop

Teddy Riley has made some of the most important American music in history. As a producer, the Harlem-born icon invented the genre of New Jack Swing, a layered and vibrant sound that fused rap and R&B so creatively that classics in his oeuvre—Heavy D & the Boyz’s “Now That We Found Love,” Keith Sweat’s “I Want Her,”…

Since Uber Takedown, Women In Silicon Valley Are Speaking More Freely About Discriminatory Practices

Diversity in race and gender in Silicon Valley is abysmal, and the industry has tried to justify their numbers in all sorts of ways that don’t quite mesh with the lived experience of the minorities in tech. Since former Uber employee Susan Fowler’s essay on the harassment she received at that company went viral, more…

Discredited Blood Testing Company Theranos Shuts Down Facilities, Fires 40 Percent of Its Staff 

Blood testing startup Theranos announced Wednesday that it’s shutting down its blood testing facilities and laying off more than 40 percent of its staff, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes after reports that Theranos’ patenting blood-testing technology is, in fact, extremely inaccurate, and after the…