Is It Too Soon for Covid-19 TV Shows?

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.It was bound to happen. Earlier this week, Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Krista Vernoff was on a (virtual) panel for the Television Academy and revealed that, yes, her show would be tackling Covid-19.…

Details

How to Outrun a Dinosaur

If a mouse fell down a 1,000-foot mine shaft, the renowned evolutionary biologist JBS Haldane once proposed, the mouse would rise, shake the dust off itself, and scurry away. Maybe even right back up to do it again. If a rat fell from the same height, however, it would die.A human would break, Haldane writes,…

Details

Tick Tock, TikTok

All the kids are talking about it. And now, so are government officials and corporate bigwigs. An app typically known for short, clever videos (and lots of dancing), TikTok has recently found itself at the center of international scrutiny. Critics say that TikTok’s massive presence in the US is a national security risk because the…

Details

How to Pitch Stories to Wired

Back in 1993, WIRED’s founders published a manifesto offering some guidance. “Our first instruction to our writers: Amaze us … tell us something we’ve never heard before, in a way we’ve never seen before. If it challenges our assumptions, so much the better.” All these years later, that still sounds pretty good to us, if…

Details