As one museum education employee said, “It’s not totally this, but mostly, it’s an army of privileged old white women.”
Sophie HaigneyI wrote for @Slate about how heavily museums rely on volunteer labor—and the problems that’s causing, especially as largely white volunteer corps are being tasked with talking about race
Never mind newly minted corona lockdown stories, authors are frantically rewriting existing projects to reflect a world turned upside down by the pandemic – or shelving them indefinitely
Sophie HaigneyThere is an extremely odd conception of fiction described in this piece by the novelists quoted! One says, “Will getting on a plane feel wildly anachronistic? Will journalists working from an office seem weird?”
The proliferation of cairns, fuelled by social media, can cause erosion and damage ecosystems.
Sophie HaigneyI wrote for @NewYorker about stone stacking, which is an ancient tradition, except then someone figured out you can take nice pictures of them, and then other people did, and now people are stacking too many stones!!! It is causing some problems!
Adrian Fernandez Baumann was getting a burrito and a beer in the Mission last month when someone broke into his car and stole bags containing two computers. But it wasn't losing the laptops to San Francisco's auto break-in epidemic that upset him...
Sophie HaigneyHere's a story about a two-person newspaper that's covering an entire county where most local news sources have been gutted by Digital First Media.