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Some Luddites simply want to press ‘pause’ on the uninhibited march of technological progress. Stan Eales/iStock via Getty Images

What’s a Luddite? An expert on technology and society explains

Despite the association of ‘Luddite’ with a naïve rejection of technology, the term and its origins are far richer and more complex than you might think.
Reading becomes faster when you don’t have to say each word out loud. Gary Waters/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

What is that voice in your head when you read?

Called your ‘inner voice,’ it develops along with your reading skills.
When someone humiliates themselves on TV, you want to look away, but you can’t. Designpics/Getty Images

The unbearable allure of cringe

What does secondhand embarrassment say about your own anxieties and biases?
Generative AI thrives on exploiting people’s reflexive assumptions of authenticity by producing material that looks like ‘the real thing.’ artpartner-images/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Generative AI is forcing people to rethink what it means to be authentic

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people now need to pause and wonder whether it actually hatched from an egg.
Willie Nelson’s face is as iconic as his voice, his songs and his beat-up old guitar. Gary Miller/Getty Images

Willie Nelson at 90: Country music’s elder statesman still on the road again

Willie Nelson is an icon who rose to the top of an industry by challenging it – showing that you can be a counterculture figure and activist while remaining as American as apple pie.
Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III falls to the court after suffering a toe injury during a playoff game in May 2021. Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

Keeping NBA players on the court is no small ‘feet’

The gargantuan feet of NBA players are the stuff of legend. But nearly two-thirds of their injuries occur below the waist, and they have a 25.8% chance of incurring an ankle injury every season.
The bestselling title is already a serious contender for the Game Awards’ Game of the Year. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images

The complex relationship between Black gamers and Hogwarts Legacy

Despite calls to boycott the game by trans activists, the game has proved wildly popular – particularly among Black gamers.
Models wearing outfits that reflect traditional Chinese culture walk the runway during China’s International Fashion Week in March 2023. VCG/Getty Images

A new femininity is starting to emerge in China

Contemporary beauty culture in China blends traditional Chinese culture with modern aesthetics and global influences.

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