Trump’s TikTok Deal Is Still an Unresolved Mess

Trump’s TikTok Deal Is Still an Unresolved Mess

On Saturday, President Donald Trump declared that his months-long drama with TikTok had ended in success, calling an agreement made between the social media company, Oracle, and Walmart a “great deal for America.” Within 48 hours, Trump had reversed course. TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, still says it’s adamant about retaining majority control of the…

How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole

How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole

This story is adapted from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, by Anne Helen Petersen.The first thing I hear in the morning is my SleepCycle app, which is supposedly monitoring my movements in order to “gently” wake me as I emerge from sleep. I swipe it off and see the first alerts from…

The Madness of Susanna Clarke, Fairy Princess

The Madness of Susanna Clarke, Fairy Princess

Do fairies exist? To steal us away, to cast curses, to impurify our bloodlines? Let’s say yes. We have artists, don’t we? Sensitive types, so fragile and retreating. The best of them seem touched by an otherness, an otherlandishness, of being. Maybe a small part of their humanity was bargained away without their knowing. A…