Category: Culture

Sex, Lies and Tech: How New Novel Skewers Startup Culture

If Doree Shafrir’s entertaining debut novel Startup sounds like a familiar story – there’s a reason for that.  This past February, former Uber engineer Susan J. Fowler wrote a blog post that instantly made headlines. Detailing her…

Why ‘Groundhog Day’ Needed to Be a Musical

“How do you get audiences to care about a guy who’s a dick?” asks Tim Minchin. “Phil Connors as a character in the film relied so heavily on Bill Murray’s bizarre charm, and obviously we…

Why Microdosing Is Taking Over Medical Marijuana

In the winter of 1999, Dr. Allan Frankel, a renowned internist in Los Angeles, suffered a viral infection of the heart. Doctors told him he had six months to live. He’d rarely tried marijuana, but…