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What Happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?

Ben Rhodes, a former advisor to Barack Obama, writes about Aung San Suu Kyi’s journey from icon of democratic protest, to working as part of a regime committing ethnic cleansing. Some readers are suggesting that her former position only ever amounted to Western democracies projecting what they wanted to see.

The Weird, Dark History of 8chan

The story behind the online message board 8chan: “an anonymous digital safe haven for the type of discussions that made many of its users unwelcome elsewhere on the web: abhorrent racism, violent misogyny, and rampant anti-Semitism.” The site is in the news again after the El Paso shooting as the shooter used it to post an anti-immigration screed just a few minutes before opening fire.

The business of sleep

A piece looking at the science of sleep, and how this essential human need is in conflict with the new attention economy.