Monthly Archives: November 2018

17 posts

They Did Surgery on a Grape

In Greek mythology, the god Dionysus plays an essential role as the god of both the grape harvest and ritual madness. In Roman mythology, he is known as Bacchus, and is the namesake of the term “bacchanalia,” an orgiastic celebration of his godly remit. During bacchanalia, his female followers, the […]

Sexual harassment goes high tech with iPhone’s AirDrop

Without the proper settings, iPhone users can receive lewd and threatening messages from strangers, which can be triggering for survivors of sexual assault. Crowded spaces are fertile ground for AirDrop harassers. Public transport in particular seems to be a danger. Abigail Mentzer was riding the New York City subway to […]

Fake news: Can teenagers spot it?

Fake news, misinformation, clickbait – whatever you choose to call it, it is one of the scourges of our times. If we are to make it less of a threat to democracy, that effort is going to need to start in schools. And I have some good news from a […]