Signaling in the Right Direction — Interview

We live in a world where your attention is the most valuable thing you have to offer. It’s in some ways even more valuable even than the money in your pocket, or even more valuable than your vote. The things you choose to allocate your attention to — the shows you watch, the news you… Read More

Being as Open as You Can — Interview

During his 12th year in the House of Representatives, Jim Kolbe became the first Republican congressman to come out as gay. In this interview, Jim describes how it happened: first leveling with himself about his own identity and then going public after receiving notice that a magazine would out him. Listen to the interview now:… Read More

Adding Injury to Insult — Interview

Online harassment degrades and can violently suppress our freedom of expression. When we equate online abuse with bullying, we miss its complex and dynamic underpinnings. Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) is the director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project. In this interview Soraya illustrates how online abuse, particularly of girls and women, mirrors age-old antisocial behavior that occurs offline.… Read More