Logan, do you have a similar memory? Acquiring some grown-up clothes that made you feel like an adult when you put them on?
Oh man, Politico published a long confessional essay from a guy named Jason Harrington, a former TSA agent who’s now headed to grad school to study creative writing. It is, uh, definitely worth a read!
Two years ago, Mac McClelland wrote a piece for Mother Jones about her time working as a “picker” in an Ohio warehouse. Many people don’t realize that when they order products from a website, the order is often filled by third-party logistics contractors. Radiolab revisited the story this week along with additional commentary from Brad Stone, a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of The Everything Store, a book about Jeff Bezos and Amazon. (Warning: There is some profanity and many mentions of dildos, which I felt compelled to mention here since Radiolab has been getting some guff about it).
On a trip to Wisconsin this week to talk about his proposal to revitalize American manufacturing, President Obama took a little swipe at art history majors.
The National Archives resurfaced this video from 1973 in which Batgirl explains the concept of “equal pay for equal work.” Would the U.S. Department of Labor air a video like that today?