Trump’s Tweets Force Twitter Into a High-Wire Act

Trump’s Tweets Force Twitter Into a High-Wire Act

The feud between Twitter and Donald Trump keeps escalating. Days after Twitter drew the president’s ire by applying a fact-checking label to one of his tweets—prompting a retaliatory executive order from Trump—the platform went even further. On Friday morning, it flagged a Trump tweet for violating its rules and implemented measures to keep it from…

George Floyd and the Illusion of Progress

George Floyd and the Illusion of Progress

Images place us in time, gluing unremarkable and historically urgent moments in a fixed setting or context, but mostly they thrill our senses in other varied ways. They challenge us with questions and ferry nostalgia. Images set our faces electric at the sight of something truly wonderful. The primary function of a photograph is not…

Everyone’s Ordering Delivery, but Apps Aren’t Making Money

Everyone’s Ordering Delivery, but Apps Aren’t Making Money

When Luke Edwards opened OH Pizza & Brew in 2014, the Columbus, Ohio, restaurateur thought delivery apps could help his business. His chicken wings and specialty pizzas—the most popular an appropriately named “Bypass,” topped with pepperoni, sausage, ham, salami, bacon, and extra cheese—needed an audience. And he says working with apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub,…

Covid-19 Testing Is Expensive. It Doesn’t Have to Be

Covid-19 Testing Is Expensive. It Doesn’t Have to Be

In early March, Manu Prakash, a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, returned from the south of France, where he’d been visiting collaborators at a marine station. He went straight to his bedroom and into quarantine—which was a good thing, because he promptly came down with the symptoms of Covid-19. He spent the next three…