Netflix is a character in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Only Black Mirror could pull that off.
So, to get this out of the way: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the new choose-your-own-adventure interactive film from Netflix, is almost certainly the kind of sinister mass social engineering experiment that Black Mirror itself has spent four seasons warning us about. After all, what data analyst in their right mind would pass up a chance to…
Should escalators be standing-only? Some cities think so.
Anyone who’s accustomed to taking public transportation has likely experienced the frustration of people who stand on the side of the escalator meant for walking, blocking your way and slowing you down. Which is why it might seem surprising that a company in Tokyo is trying to eliminate walking on escalators entirely. Last week, the…
We Checked In With Our Favorite Money Diarists (& Yours) Of 2018
In November, we published this Money Diary of a 22-year-old box office manager in Iowa. Commenters admired her work ethic, and had some strong opinions about her boyfriend.Are you still at the same job? Has your salary changed at all? "I am still at the same job; however, I have doubled my efforts to find…
The Worst Beauty Moments Of 2018 — & What We Can Learn From Them
Brands Were Accused Of Photoshopping Foundation SwatchesBack in August, it was uncovered that a handful of beauty brands were running a swatch scam. Refinery29 contributor Amber Rambharose reported that makeup companies were using photo-editing technologies to lighten or darken the skin of hand models in an attempt to make a particular foundation range appear more…
Thanks To Mars, 2019 Will Start With A Bang
The last time Mars entered Aries, in January 2017, astrologer Nadia Gilchrist wrote that this transit doesn't just reveal how we channel our own aggression but how we receive others' aggressions, as well. If your temper is shorter than usual during this period, it's safe to assume that the same is true for those around…