What I’ve Been Reading: June 17, 2018

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We’ve got a lot to cover this week, so let’s get started, shall we? Read on for pieces on Anna Delvey, Amy Bishop, and other people you haven’t heard of. More


What I’ve Been Reading: May 27, 2018

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Let’s boogie down with some links, shall we? Today, we’re talking about NXIVM, K-pop, and African gray parrots. More

What I’ve Been Reading: February 19, 2017


It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. So let’s do one of these. Read on for pieces about Gamestop, Hong Kong car repair, and -sigh- Donald Trump. More

What I’ve Been Reading: September 25, 2016

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You’re a butt. Because you’re a butt, you should read these articles. More

What I’ve Been Reading: April 3, 2016

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This week, we’re talking games. And food. But mostly games. More

What I’ve Been Reading: March 1, 2015


Hello, brave Internet warriors! It’s time to follow some links to other websites. More

Steam’s Reliability Problem


For those of you who aren’t aware of its existence, there’s a website called Is Steam Down? It’s exactly what its title says: it answers whether or not Valve’s highly popular Steam service is up and running, or if it’s currently down. It’s a pretty useful tool, especially if you’re not sure if you’re having Internet issues, or if there are troubles on Valve’s end.

But there’s a problem. As useful as this tool is, I’m not glad it exists. I don’t mean to say that the tool is not a good resource for verifying Steam’s status. Rather, I mean that Is Steam Down? shouldn’t need to exist. The fact that it does shows that Steam has a long way to go before PC gamers can fully trust it. More

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