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Rockin into the Future!

Karen Paperno | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Karen Paperno

My neighborhood has its benefits, and people wearing their babies is one of them. But this story is not about me. My story is nothing compared to the stories of these moms.

POOPS: Priced Out Of Park Slope

Karen Paperno | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Karen Paperno

Last week at least two families told me they were moving to Bay Ridge. They can no longer afford Park Slope. They are POOPS. Priced Out Of Park Slope. The very fabric of this neighborhood is changing as I write. I have become Old Brooklyn without even realizing it.

No Longer Hiding in Plain Sight

Karen Paperno | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Karen Paperno

Today, I hung up on the CEO of a major consulting, branding, marketing, capital advisory firm who had called after reading my blog. It was an accident.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Life Under the Wheel of a $1,000 Stroller

Karen Paperno | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Karen Paperno

Mine has become a neighborhood of excess and ease while I have sunk into poverty. Here I am, the owner of a shop in the epicenter of the baby universe, and I can't make my rent. I just want people to know how some of us are hiding in plain sight, serving you with a smile while our gut lurches with hunger and anxiety.

Mark Frauenfelder Knows a Thing or Two About Raising Daughters -- TSA, Are You Listening?

Eva Glettner | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Girls are consistently being bombarded with confusing messages from the public. I asked Mark to offer advice to parents raising girls in this confusing time.

LOOK: Brazilian Model Breastfeeds Animals, Because 'It's Worth It'

Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.28.2013 | Weird News

We've heard of milking it for the camera, but this is udderly ridiculous. Sabrina Boing Boing, a Brazilian model, is woman of many talents includi...

Ingenious: iTunes Should Be an API

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The Internets are abuzz once again with news that Apple will release a new version of iTunes today. But what should it release?

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.09.2012 | Comedy

If stealing credit and gearing up for Will Ferrell's "SNL" this weekend aren't keeping you occupied enough this Wednesday afternoon, have no fear. We'...

We're Sorry, You're Not Allowed to Read This

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kumi Naidoo

More than ever, the networked world is holding corporate interests accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses. Don't let people power be silenced. Stop corporate censorship of the internet.

WATCH: 12,000 'New York Times' Homepages In 7 Minutes

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

Not even the gated digital community of the New York Times homepage can withstand the awesome power that is a great time lapse video. As noted on ...

Cults Video Director Finds Muse In Jonestown Massacre

Turnstyle | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Maternity Store's Lesbian Discount Provokes Ire

Posted 06.29.2011 | New York

A store owner's decision to offer a price break to lesbians prompted vitriolic, threatening complaints from critics. It all started when Brokelyn p...

Video: BoingBoing Slows Original Video Production, Focuses on Curation

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

2010-10-27-boingboing.jpg David Pescovitz, co-editor of BoingBoing, says the site is finding traction with its evergreen videos and in new syndication outlets.

Jason Linkins

'New York Times Torture Euphemism Generator' Introduced By BoingBoing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Boing Boing, Rob Beschizza found himself paging through the New York Times' take on the WikiLeaks "Iraq War Logs," when he suddenly had a real...

PHOTOS: 30 Days In Muslim America

Boing Boing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Our Ramadan road trip this year drew much interest from big media, thanks to the "Ground Zero Mosque controversy" and Terry Jones' Quran-burning fiasc...

The iPad: Your Shiny Consumer Straitjacket

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Levy

Lately, this gatekeeping model has led to more than a few app casualties, suggesting that Apple's approval process motto is becoming "when in doubt, reject."

South Park's 200th Episode: Matt Stone & Trey Parker Dish On The Celeb-Packed Hatefest (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Matt Stone and Trey Park unveil their 200th episode tomorrow in which they bring back and mock every celebrity they've taken a shot at in 14 seasons. ...

Authors Ask: How Terrifying Will Our Future Be?

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Palmer

The thrills and terrors of where our world is headed served as the subject matter for Thursday night's "Bleak Horizons: Dark Visions of the Future" panel discussion at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.

The Rise and Rise of the Editor

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Schneider

Can you feel the burn? It's not your fast-twitch muscle fibers that are on fire. It's the immolation of pop culture, consuming itself almost as fast as it can be produced.

The Placebo Effect: It Works Because You Say So

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

If you believe in homeopathy, this information is unbearably exciting. If you don't, it sounds like superstition and "magik" from 1796, which is when homeopathy was invented.

Kids' Book About Parasites Full Of Gross-Out Fun

Boing Boing | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The publishers of "What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story" were kind enough to send me a copy of this science picture book for young reader...

Boing Boing And Ralph Lauren Clash Over Image Of Emaciated Model

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE 10/14: The Photo-shopped model, Filippa Hamilton, is alleging that Ralph Lauren fired her for being too fat. UPDATE 10/9: Ralph Lauren h...