"I actually want to live in a world where Jonah [Lehrer] should get another chance, even though I really understand that he made some really stupid mistakes," Jon Ronson, author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed, tells New York magazine. Lehrer's next book, The Smarter Screen, is available for preorder from Amazon.… » 3/26/15 12:39pm 3/26/15 12:39pm

Fran Lebowitz's sartorial opinions are fun but the part of this interview to which everyone truly needs to attend is the part where she refuses to talk unless it's on a landline or in person. Mobile phones are worthless for interviews, or for anything beyond brief yelling, and it is past time to stop pretending. » 3/25/15 12:32pm 3/25/15 12:32pm

OK, but here's a thing: your own presentation here, despite its best intentions, helps to reify the idea that American "racial groups" are biological categories. You're saying that the different outcomes experienced by black children and white children are, when properly statistically analyzed, the product of social… » 3/19/15 9:51am 3/19/15 9:51am

You know, you just spent at least $1,000 to buy me a new computer because my previous computer, which came new out of the box less than four years ago and which was not being used in any unusually demanding ways, was starting to fail. Because you are deeply loyal to a brand of consumer electronics that has discovered… » 2/16/15 5:30pm 2/16/15 5:30pm