A look inside Nick Denton’s blog empire. Gawker Media, the online publishing network, began in 2002 as a media-gossip site devoted to ‘radical Manhattanism,’ and has since morphed into a world view for the blogging generation. (Ninety-three per cent of its audience is under the age of forty-five.) “Through Gawker, Denton wages war on self-regard — or presumed self-regard, as his cast of mind is both abstract and deeply tribal, inclining him to sort nearly all people into one or another category that could be judged full of itself.”
Biology plays an important role in emotional reactions, but neuroscientist Kristen A. Lindquist posits that our culture is just as influential.
Ancient organic chemistry.
“Only a narcissist would want to become president.” This is the psychology of an authoritarian unpacked.
Combining years of neurological research and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Heather Berlin helps us better understand how the body’s most complex organ can easily be misled into negative thinking - and how we can stop that from happening.
Nathaniel James, Community Engagement Specialist at the Mozilla Foundation, spoke at American University yesterday about Mozilla’s “disruptive” plans to keep the internet open and accessible — plans that could change […]