Words matter. These are the best Annalee Newitz Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
A series of studies in the 1990s and 2000s revealed that as women gained more access to education, jobs, and birth control, they had fewer children. As a result, developed countries in western Europe, Japan, and the Americas were seeing zero or negative population growth.
In the 1920s and 30s, when Radio Shack was young, a much earlier generation of nerds swarmed into these tiny shops to talk excitedly about building radios and other transmission devices. You might say that Radio Shack helped define gadget culture for four generations, from radio whizzes up to smartphone dorks.
When I was a lecturer at UC Berkeley, I wrote a book about monsters.
Michel Gondry’s ‘Green Hornet’ was another franchise flick that felt like it came out of left field – I thought in a good way, but most audiences disagreed.
Fifty years ago, historians advised politicians and policy-makers. They helped chart the future of nations by helping leaders learn from past mistakes in history. But then something changed, and we began making decisions based on economic principles rather than historical ones. The results were catastrophic.
Put simply, ‘Interstellar’ has a strong undercurrent of cheesiness.
It is true that I will confess that I have an incredible fascination for pop-culture stories about the Apocalypse and the end of the world.
We’re seeing a new ‘Gilded Age,’ where inheritance is a deciding factor in who becomes the wealthiest.
Capitalism is, fundamentally, an economic system that promotes inequality.
Back in the 1980s, you could learn how to add memory cards to your PC in a Radio Shack.
The novel ‘World War Z’ is told from the perspectives of so many people – speaking to the narrator – that there’s no way a movie could capture all of them. Still, the idea of turning a zombie pandemic into a war story is fascinating and could have translated easily to film.
Watching ‘Interstellar’ is really like watching two movies slowly collide with each other.
When you consider that our technology has advanced from the first telephones to smart phones in roughly a century, it’s easy to understand why it seems like tomorrow is arriving faster than it ever did.
‘Interstellar’ is a thematic sequel to Christopher Nolan’s last original film, ‘Inception’. It drops us into a dark future full of otherworldly landscapes and time distortions.
The myth that young people should leave the nest at 18, never to return, started with iconic American Benjamin Franklin.
‘Avatar’ imaginatively revisits the crime scene of white America’s foundational act of genocide, in which entire native tribes and civilizations were wiped out by European immigrants to the American continent.
A hard-hitting investigative report that uncovers a nugget of genuine truth is the ultimate viral hit.
Cities might become biological entities, walls hung with curtains of algae that glow at night and sequester carbon, and floors made from tweaked cellular material that strengthens like bones as we walk on it.
When I was a journalist at Wired, I convinced a doctor to implant an RFID tracking device in my arm.
Using predictive models from engineering and public health, designers will plan safer, healthier cities that could allow us to survive natural disasters, pandemics, and even a radiation calamity that drives us underground.
Humans have obviously contributed a great deal of carbon to the atmosphere. So we are warming the planet up.
Publishers often push women in a subtle way to focus on fantasy and paranormal writing.
Suddenly, all the giant Hollywood franchises are being driven by alternative filmmakers.
When I was a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, I became obsessed with end user license agreements.
Once you’ve worked as a writer and editor in the world of social media for a decade, the way I have, you start to notice patterns.
There can be problems with extended families, and it can get a little close for comfort. But for the younger generations, it’s clear that this option is becoming almost as appealing as living alone.
What can we expect from this latest crop of indie directors who have been sucked into the franchise factory? I’m especially curious about ‘Star Wars,’ which will feature an all-indie crew after J. J. Abrams finishes with ‘Episode VII.’
Radio Shack is meeting the fate of many other stores that were wildly popular in the twentieth century, including record stores, comic book stores, bookstores and video stores.
In many cities, it’s become popular to hate ‘gentrifiers,’ rich people who move in and drive up housing prices – pushing everyone else out.
Turning a zombie pandemic into a generic disaster movie robs the zombies of their dirty, nasty edginess and robs the disaster of its epic scope.
As fears about the energy and environmental crises reach a fever pitch, we’re all searching for solutions. And one possibility is that we could fix everything if we’d just shrink our population back down to about 2 billion people – which would put us roughly where we were at 80 years ago.
Cities are not static objects to be feared or admired, but are instead a living process that residents are changing all the time.
RSS, as a format and an idea, grew directly out of an internet culture that many people online today know nothing about: Usenet.
Unlike economics, whose sole preoccupation in our finance-obsessed era is the near-term profit motive, history offers a way to place our tiny lifespans in a narrative that spans dozens of generations – perhaps even reaching into a future where capitalism is no longer our dominant form of economic organization.
Reader was by far the most popular feed reader out there, and its user base had been in a steep decline for two years before Google decided to shut it down.