Slate's Amanda Hess Critiques Media's -- Sam Biddle's, in Particular -- Handling of Teen Vlogger's Death

Hess’ main point is that this child was not actually famous before he died, but now media outlets are bizarrely treating him as if he had been. There’s plenty to unpack there, but she also points out some plain inaccuracies and hypocrisies, and singles out Sam Biddle’s coverage. »10/08/15 9:45amYesterday 9:45am

Brag about your hometown in today's Cross Thread

Hello kinjaeers and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. This weeks video is ‘cause NYC is playing host to Pope Francis today, so now I’m curious. Anything going on in your neck of the world that’s interesting or exciting… »9/24/15 12:00pm9/24/15 12:00pm

Household Hacks: Do or Don't Edition

None of this will be as cool as the stuff Garden Marvel has been posting, but I thought we could start a master list of household hacks that you have tried - just post them in the comments, and I’ll add them up here. Please don’t include anything you haven’t tried, because the internet is a big place and full of lies. »9/21/15 11:12am9/21/15 11:12am