July 2023

I Can’t Offer Up My Culture for Consumption

My novel, "The Girls in Queens", offers a different kind of food tour of the world's most diverse neighborhood

#culture #attitudes

June 2023

Medieval Table Manners: The Messiest Myth?

#middle ages #culture

Relive the Internet of the ’90s With ‘Neocities’

Build your next website like it's not yet 1999. (Use lots of GIFs.)

#web #culture

Some blogging myths

#internet #culture

May 2023

National Identity, Regional Identity, and Actual Identity

On how you can feel like a foreigner in your own country

#culture #politics

Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

#internet #sexuality #culture

April 2023

What are cosy games and which are the best ones?

Games that make you feel a little warm and fuzzy are more popular than ever

#games #culture

December 2022

A Case Study on Raspberry Pi’s Incident on the Fediverse

#social media #business #culture

November 2022

Home invasion

Mastodon's Eternal September begins I used the same words only days before. But here's the thing: not in a bad sense.

#social media #culture

October 2022

The History of Creepy Clowns, Explained

Before the 20th century, clowns in American circuses were largely considered a form of adult entertainment, writes this historian.

#culture #history

September 2022

Tale of the Jackalope

#culture #history #science #america

August 2022

Folk Interfaces

People reappropriating existing software to solve their own unique problems

#software #culture

June 2022

Pourquoi les couleurs ont disparu au cinéma ?

#movies #tech #culture

December 2021

The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

#tech #business #culture

The Great Offline

The concept of “offline” is built on the earlier concept of “wilderness,” inheriting its flaws and hazards

#tech #culture #history

November 2021

The Magician and the Suffragette: The Strange History of Sawing a Woman in Half

#gender #politics #culture #history

October 2021

Mexican Cultural Appropriation: Is Day of the Dead Makeup Inappropriate?

#culture #america

August 2021

Increased Hate Against Sweden’s Indigenous People

#culture #history #politics

July 2021

From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

#computers #culture

June 2021

The history of horror is gay

#sexuality #culture

April 2021

The Return of the Automat

#food #tech #culture

January 2021

Fostering a culture that values stability and reliability

#tech #culture

December 2020

Bro Culture, Fitness, Chivalry, and American Identity

#america #gender #culture

June 2020

14 Myths About Crime We Believe (Thanks To Pop Culture)

#media #culture #law

The Cishet Hero Complex: Do You Want a Medal for That, Becky?

#books #sexuality #culture

April 2020

Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

#computers #media #culture

December 2019

In Japan, Dead American Brands Get a Second Chance

#japan #business #culture

July 2019

Growing number of car-sharing users don’t rent cars for driving

#japan #cars #culture

March 2019

The European Copyright Directive: What Is It, and Why Has It Drawn More Controversy Than Any Other Directive In EU History?

#culture #law

Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius

#culture #law

December 2018

Ringing in the New Year with new public domain content

#culture #law

Metro 2033 film has been cancelled because the scripter wanted to 'Americanize' it

#games #movies #culture

November 2018

A History of Creativity

#culture #business #religion #history #politics

I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.

#america #food #culture

The idea of intellectual property is nonsensical and pernicious

#culture #law

September 2018

All you need is loves: the truth about polyamory

#sexuality #culture

Les eurodéputés cèdent aux illusions sur le droit d'auteur

#culture #law

August 2017

So, about this Googler’s manifesto.

#big tech #gender #culture

June 2017

People in 1920s Berlin Nightclubs Flirted via Pneumatic Tubes

When real-world stuff is too implausible to put in a movie like Cabaret.

#culture #tech #history

October 2015

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Meet Maggie Goldenberger, who helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Except, maybe the “Gersberms” girl never existed the way we thought she did?

#internet #culture

September 2015

Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture

#tech #culture

April 2015

Romanian Myths, Monsters, and Heroes

#romania #culture

March 2015

lcamtuf's blog: On journeys

#culture #tech #history

February 2015

Here's How to Speak, Drink, and Fight Like a Newfoundlander

Put a bunch of sailors on a cold rock in the middle of the ocean, make them really poor, give them lots to drink and not too many jobs, wait a few centuries, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what Newfoundland is like.

#canada #culture

May 2014

In Toronto with the world’s feminist pornographers

#sexuality #culture

March 2014

How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better

If you’re looking for some of America’s best bourbon, denim and burgers, go to Japan, where designers are re-engineering our culture in loving detail

#america #japan #culture

October 2013

Fool Me 16,380 Times, Shame on Me

#business #culture

July 2013

Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

#culture #law #america

The Increasingly Bad State of Disneyland Paris: A Neverending Story

#cities #culture #business

June 2013

McDonald's closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food

#food #business #culture

March 2013

You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

#internet #business #culture

February 2013

How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution

#internet #youth #culture

Sparks will fly

Infatuated by celebrity, stuck in dreary work, addicted to consumerism. Only a creator culture can save us

#youth #culture

57% of American teenagers are media makers

What does it mean to live in a world where 1 in 5 people are bloggers?

#youth #culture

Applebee’s Overnight Social Media Meltdown: A Photo Essay

#social media #business #culture

January 2013

On Artifacts Future and Past

#art #history #space #tech #culture

October 2012

Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures

#economics #culture