Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Google Just Made a Citizen Journalism App. But Why?

The camera-phone video, shot vertically, shows a guy in khakis and a blue Google t-shirt. He’s holding a microphone and asking the audience to imagine what it would be like if ordinary people could effortlessly capture stories and share them, from their smartphones.

“What if it was possible to publish them instantly to the web?” he asks the crowd, with a whiff of wonder.

Weirdly, this video was not unearthed in a time capsule buried in the mid-aughts. It was shot last week in Nashville, Tennessee,…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Los Angeles Is Ready for the Next Mobility Revolution

For a few days earlier this month, a stretch of downtown Los Angeles’s Arts District was transformed into a circus of emerging transportation technology, with companies from around the world showcasing their newest and shiniest wares. Cordoned off from the rest of the “Street of the Future” by old-fashioned orange traffic barricades, a box-shaped autonomous shuttle ferried test riders from one end of the makeshift lane to the other, sans driver or steering wheel. A self-rolling tribe of cylindri…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Everyone Should Fear What Happened to the Gothamist Sites

Four days ago, while on my lunch break, I lost my job as editor-in-chief at LAist. I’d just finished a bowl of unmemorable office cafeteria chili and was sitting in the lobby of our WeWork when a coworker in New York sent me a three-word text: “Check your inbox.”

At the same time, a writer who’d started with us a few weeks earlier was trying to preview a post but couldn’t get the site to load. Another writer walked over to help her, but when he finally managed to refresh the page, her work was no…