This site collects work by Aram Zucker-Scharff from all over the web.

“When the laws began to change, almost overnight, deaths from septic abortion disappeared […]…”

November 20 Comments Off

““When the laws began to change, almost overnight, deaths from septic abortion disappeared […] Any way you look at it, abortion has been an astounding public health success.””

What Americans Have Forgotten About The Era Before Roe v. Wade.

A Quick Note About Politics, Video Game Reviews, and Grand Theft Auto V

November 19 Comments Off

A Quick Note About Politics, Video Game Reviews, and Grand Theft Auto V:

agameofme:

It doesn’t take nerve to side with the powerful and to punch down.

To call for an absence of “political agendas” in video game criticism is itself a deeply political agenda, one in defense of a very imbalanced status quo that many perceive as perfectly balanced. It is also to hope for the impossible, since most games are inherently political and therefore any review of such a game, whether by choosing to discuss the politics of the game or choosing not to, is assuming a political position of some kind. When people say “get politics out of my games and game reviews,” what they really mean is “Keep making games that reinforce my worldview, stop making games that challenge my worldview, and stop questioning the political values of the games that reinforce my worldview.” 

I purchased a subscription to Dropbox so I could store comics in there to read them on my tablet…

November 19 Comments Off

I purchased a subscription to Dropbox so I could store comics in there to read them on my tablet easily. 

The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete

November 17 Comments Off

The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete:

Ben McGrath profiles Scarlett, StarCraft’s most compelling player.

This Canadian woman is one of professional gaming’s most accomplished players and riding the leading edge of e-sports’ rise. As the US joins other nations in officially recognizing competitive gamers as pro athletes what creates a pro gamer and what can we learn from those fast-clicking Dota and Starcraft masters?

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