It appears that Elon Musk has deleted Facebook pages for Tesla and SpaceX after a series of bizarre exchanges on Twitter.
On Jan. 24, it was announced that former White House adviser and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon had accepted an invitation from business school professor Luigi Zingales to participate in a debate on campus. ‘I can hardly think of a more important issue for new citizens and business leaders of the world than the backlash against globalization and immigration that is taking place not just in America, but in all the Western World,‘ Zing
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According to research published in the American Journal of Medicine, Americans are 10 times more likely to die by gun than people in other developed countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there were 175,703 deaths by firearm in the United States between 2012 and 2016 while another 80,000 people per year suffered nonfatal firearm injuries. The pain and suffering and trauma suffered by bystanders to these deaths and injur
Ahead of Saturday‘s March for Our Lives, five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a school shooting in February, stopped by The Daily Show to discuss gun reform and the upcoming demonstration. Elijah Abraham, Josh Belenke, Thomas Holgate, Kai Koerber, and Carly Novell all spoke to Trevor Noah about their experiences and shared their opinions on America‘s gun violence crisis.
Jaelynn Willey, the 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head with a handgun by a 17-year-old male high school classmate on Tuesday in Great Mills, Maryland, has died. Her injuries rendered her brain-dead and her parents decided on Thursday to remove her from life support. She died at approximately 11:30 p.m.
On Sunday night, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.This appears to be the first fatality in which a self-driving car was involved.The facts of the case remain unclear, and interpretation of the events will likely change as the local authorities and the National Transportation Safety Board investigate. And while a tremendous amount of ink had already been spilled about the looming ethical challenges of autonomous vehicl
After much ‘begging, pleading, and cajoling‘ from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday afternoon and into the late evening, the Senate was able to follow the House‘s example and pass the 2,232-page, 1.3 trillion government-funding bill one day after it was made publicly available. Members and senators could get, are getting, and have gotten out of town for the two-week recess, squired far away in their home districts and
The Department of Justice on Friday announced indictments against nine hackers linked to the Iranian government for a four-year effort to steal research and other intellectual property from around 8,000 professors at hundreds of American and foreign universities. The hacks also allegedly targeted 30 private companies and five government agencies, including the Department of Labor and the Hawaii state government.
Katalin Cseh, a 29-year-old opposition parliamentary candidate, has learned the perils of challenging Hungary‘s ruling party the hard way.
Judd Apatow is a comedian, writer, director, and producer. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new documentary on the life of Garry Shandling, which comedians are actually ‘normal‘ people, and having your friends accused of bad behavior in the age of #MeToo.
It‘s awfully fitting that John Bolton has been named national security adviser just a few days after the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Bolton wasone of the staunchest advocates for the war within the George W. Bush administration, and, as under secretary of state for Arms Control and International Security, one of the loudest public voices making the case that Saddam Hussein‘s government possessed weapons of ma
Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, famously pitched his show as ‘a story about a man who transforms himself fromMr.ChipsintoScarface.‘ Barry, HBO‘s new half-hour semi-comedy, has the inverse premise: Can Scarface become Mr. Chips? Or more precisely, can a prolific hit man become an upstanding member of a mediocre acting class? The answer-and this shouldn‘t be a spoiler-is no, but that doesn‘t keep Barry fro
The first great extinction crisis in the United States was the fall of the passenger pigeon, the last of whom, a bird named Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. There had really been nothing special about the passenger pigeon prior to about 1900; on the contrary, the pigeon had recently been as common a bird as we had in America. Many people held memories of its abundance, and the sentiment on Martha‘s passing was less mourning for t
On the Spoiler Special podcast,Slatecritics discussmovies,the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon,another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this week‘s episode, Slate film critic Dana Stevens, culture writer Inkoo Kang, and Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman spoil Isle of Dogs, the new film from Wes Anderson. Why did Anderson choose to make a movie about talking dogs so dark? What is the film‘s relationship with J
It‘s been 20 years since the first high-definition TV sets went on sale in the United States. The takeoff was sluggish; a full five years later, in 2003, when the Oscars were broadcast in HD for the first time, host Steve Martin noted the fact and joked, ‘So I‘d like to say a big hello to the three guys watching at Circuit City-hey!‘ The audience laughed and applauded. But by the end of the decade, more than half of Americ
When Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim debuted in 2013, fans who valued its Kaiju-conquering, Charlie Hunnam-clobbering, and ultimately world-saving Japanese female hero as much as its monster-on-robot action were surprised to discover that it didn‘t pass that old standby, the Bechdel test. So they proposed an alternate standard: the Mako Mori test, inspired by Rinko Kikuchi‘s character in the film. Apparently coined by a Tumblr
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Due to a production error, a photo caption in a March 22 Brow Beat misidentified Michael Hyatt of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Lorraine Toussaint.
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal told CNN‘s Anderson Cooper Thursday that Donald Trump tried to pay her after sex a decade ago when she and Trump were engaged in an alleged affair. McDougal said the offer of money came after the pair‘s very first sexual encounter of what would go on to be a 10-month relationship.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers don‘t do small shots. In the first round of the NCAA men‘s basketball tournament, the No. 11 seed Ramblers beat Miami on a last-second three-pointer. Against Tennessee, a desperation fall-away jumper was enough to send them to the Sweet 16. Against the Nevada Wolfpack on Thursday, they did it yet again.