The Challenge of Helping Blind People Navigate Indoors

The Challenge of Helping Blind People Navigate Indoors

Earlier this month, the charismatic, energetic mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer, announced that the city would rename its airport the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali tourism, the mayor told NPR, is becoming a major Louisville brand, along...
Instagram Is Sweet and Sort of Boring—but the Ads!

Instagram Is Sweet and Sort of Boring—but the Ads!

The earnest vanity that serves as the engine of Instagram seems generally harmless, sweetly human. The app’s natural topics are babies and gardens, sexiness and ease, wistfulness and longing. At its best—if you follow no celebrities, just people you’re fond of—it’s a...
The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair

The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair

“Oh, you are gonna want to do jojoba and sweet almond oil instead of castor,” Whitney White, one of YouTube’s most famous black beauty vloggers, told me over the phone last month. The changing of the seasons was making my hair flake a bit and the castor oil I’d been...