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Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)

By Zak Jason
As the recent lawsuit between Kesha and Dr. Luke proves, your texts can get you in trouble.

Parenting After the Singularity in Ken Liu’s 'The Hidden Girl'

By Sarah Fallon
The author’s collection of speculative short fiction skips across worlds both real and ethereal, often coming back to the parent-child dyad.

Today's Cartoon: Telecommuting Games

By WIRED Cartoons
Slack-a-Mole brings a modern twist to the beloved arcade classic.

Katherine Johnson Dies, Russia Sows Election Chaos, and More News

By Alex Baker-Whitcomb
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work

By Arielle Pardes
From San Francisco's de Young Museum to the pages of a new wave of memoirs, the creative class grapples with the role of human labor in the tech industry.

Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from 'Game of Thrones' Creators

By Angela Watercutter
It's part of the deal that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made with the streaming giant.

Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

By Jason Parham
The site's channels are a reminder of the days when cultural events, whether local or international, happened around TV screens.

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture Everywhere

By Arielle Pardes
Why does every damn place—even old-school corporate offices—have to be fun and full of foosball?

Julian Assange Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

By Graeme McMillan
Also, SpaceX has formed a partnership to send average citizens into orbit.

Every Sci-Fi Show Needs Characters Like in 'Years and Years'

By Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
The HBO drama has the kind of fleshed-out characters every show should strive for.
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How Technology Explodes the Concept of ‘Generations’

By Paul Ford
Immense changes show us, year after year, that we are basically the same as ever, just reacting to the curves of life well out of our control.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project

By WIRED Readers
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 

Streaming Music Doesn't Flow, It Evaporates

By Virginia Heffernan
Listening to streamed tunes through a smart speaker squeezes the ecstasy out of the experience. There are ways to get it back.

The *Stranger Things* Season 4 Trailer Is Full of Surprises

By Angela Watercutter
The Duffer Brothers sent it out with a message signed, “From Russia with love.” 

Today's Cartoon: Smart Fridge Art

By WIRED Cartoons
Everything’s a critic.

The Hottest New Literary Genre Is ‘Doomer Lit’

By Kate Knibbs
Stories about climate disaster have entertained us for years. Now, they’re getting more unforgiving and dire.

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

By Richard Cooke
People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.

Airbnb Has Devoured London. Here’s the Data to Prove It

By James Temperton, WIRED UK
The city has four times more listings than it did four years ago, and many of them violate short-term rental limits. 

Shakeups at the Justice Department Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

By Graeme McMillan
Roger Stone, Hookers for Jesus—William Barr had a lot to deal with last week.

Cults Are Scarier Without Magic

By Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Evil groups, like the one in the movie 'Midsommar,' are more horrifying when they demonstrate the situations people will put themselves in.