Language and Media Forms

Teaching Democrats to Speak Evangelical

The pastor Doug Pagitt launched the organization Vote Common Good to make the religious left more visible, and he hopes to help Democrats learn how to court evangelical voters.

Intel wants to let users select the amount of racism in their video chats:

Intel announced last month it would release a new artificial intelligence program named Bleep that censors various kinds of offensive speech from gaming audio, but the software,  which lets gamers select from a sliding scale of hate speech options—is now facing criticism for being “hilarious/horrifying.”

What’s cancel culture really like? Ask a teenager. They know.

Non-marrriage Movement in South Korea

“Instead of belonging to someone, I now have a more ambitious future for myself.”

In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint

The market for ‘distinguished’ cellphone numbers has prices that rival those at gold and gem exchanges.

Using Comedy to Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

A news-satire series modelled on “The Daily Show” aims to empower viewers. Will the joke get lost in translation?

Inside Japan’s Puzzle Palace

Puzzle Craze for Sodoku