Sophie Pinkham

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Smeeze into Your Elbow!

Smeeze into Your Elbow!

I fear that we’re about to see a sharp decline in the number of TikTok videos being made by hospital employees

Once the euphoria of cancelled classes faded (and it faded extremely quickly), TikTok turned to the horror of being stuck with parents indefinitely, unable to see friends or talk to on-campus therapists, getting sent home early from expensive study abroad programs, and paying an in-person tuition rate for online classes—which, students and professors agree, will be a shitshow.

Cyber Panic

Cyber Panic

If the hack is a “political 9/11,” should we retaliate by invading and destroying Russia?

The current panic uses a definition of hacking that rates very low on the scale of cyberattacks, and blurs the line between actual security breaches and the dissemination of political propaganda.

The Kingdom of the Dead

The Kingdom of the Dead

For post-Soviet people, Crimea was a gigantic madeleine.

We had to get away from the Moldovans: one morning I looked out of our cave and saw one of them standing on a rock and playing his drimba, or mouth harp, wearing nothing but a bandanna and a plaid shirt, his penis flapping in time with his twanging.