The threat A.I. poses to the livelihoods of Hollywood’s writers goes beyond the mere existential threat of being replaced by auto-generated text.
HOLLYWOOD July 25, 2023
There are ways that these tools can enhance storytelling, support labor, and improve the industry. But that has to be determined in collaboration—not by a handful of big tech companies dropping random, unvetted digital tools on an industry. Not again.
WASHINGTON July 9, 2023
A candid conversation with Anurima Bhargava, a top civil rights litigator and education advisor, about a Supreme Court earthquake.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign has arrived at a perfect moment of deteriorating social trust.
WASHINGTON June 25, 2023
Why would someone with so much, and who has previously done so much good, give it up to become a conspiracy-hawking Connor Roy?
Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook stands next to the new Apple Vision Pro headset.
SILICON VALLEY June 11, 2023
At its best, technology brings us together around shared screens and communal experiences. The Vision Pro headset, a huge leap forward for spatial computing, threatens to make us more isolated than ever.

Tristan Harris, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Humane Technology.
When I first heard calls for a pause on the development of advanced A.I., I was skeptical of the benefits. Now, I fear we are running out of time.
Tim Scott relies on the coded notion of “personal responsibility” to shift the burden of society’s failures onto the individual.
WASHINGTON May 29, 2023
A donor class sensation, Scott perpetuates a fantasy about American self-reliance that tells you everything about his candidacy.
Writer, show creator, and WGA Negotiating Committee member Adam Conover shared a summary of the union’s proposals regarding limits on how artificial intelligence could be used.
HOLLYWOOD May 14, 2023
News and notes on an industry reckoning with a creative and technological revolution.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres recently said, “Humanity is on thin ice, and that ice is melting fast. Our world needs climate action on all fronts—everything, everywhere, all at once.”
SILICON VALLEY April 30, 2023
Herewith, a bottom-up view of the progress we’ve made, and may continue to make, to combat global warming—which centers, of course, on our honesty over the severity of the challenges and using technology to organize.

Rep. Justin Pearson of Memphis acknowledges supporters after being expelled from the state legislature on April 6, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
WASHINGTON April 16, 2023
Reflections from Arkansas on the expulsion of Black legislators, the collapse of bipartisanship, and the possibility of a shared future.
In defending his new pay-for-verification scheme, Twitter C.E.O. Elon Musk offered some absurd First Amendment-baiting pablum.
SILICON VALLEY April 2, 2023
Marshall McLuhan famously said the medium was the message. Turns out he was only scratching the surface: social media is the message, and maybe it shouldn’t be.
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