A significant percentage of conservative culture in America defines “freedom” as death. This is causing a lot more problems right now than even its usual horrible effects. Some explanation, for those who may not have context. Why do we need to have...
People are wrong on the Internet every day; generally I don’t try to fuss about that too much. But when Sam Lessin, a former VP of Product Management at Facebook, publishes a wildly wrong recommendation about online identity in a credible media...
Anil Dash@lessin This is a dangerously wrong-headed recommendation, especially at this moment in history, and I'm honestly shocked by it, given how well you know & understand identity. I wanted to explain more fully than tweets allow
“You can’t say anything anymore! You can’t even make jokes!” There’s a constant complaint from people in positions of power, mostly men, who keep making the ridiculous assertion that they’re not able to speak in public. What they actually mean is...
I almost can’t remember a time when I wasn’t aware of the work the Electronic Frontier Foundation was doing on behalf of all of us who care about the impact technology has on society and culture. They describe their work as protecting digital...
Ward Harkavy, esteemed former editor and writer for The Village Voice, died early on the morning of May 17, 2020, at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside, New York. The cause was Covid-19....
Anil DashJust found out @WHarkavy passed away from COVID. He told so many vital stories & opened doors for so many talented people. Wishing peace to all his friends & family, and all of us who were fortunate enough to get to work with him.
Today, for about half an hour in the afternoon, pretty much every app that you might try on your iPhone would likely have crashed upon opening it. It's probably worth understanding why, but more importantly, worth understanding what that reality...
Anil DashThe other masterful thing Little a Richard did in the 80s was to stop the show, repeatedly, at the biggest events in the music industry, and claim his deserved recognition from an industry that never gave him proper credit. This blew my mind as a kid
When Prince was still alive, an invitation to Paisley Park was the stuff of dreams for a Prince fan. But now, anyone with $50 can visit. You just have to dro...
Anil DashThis is one of the broadest looks into @PaisleyPark I can ever recall seeing on video. Though there's nothing surprising in the content, you get to see parts of the facility that have almost never been recorded publicly. And Dan Piepenbring is great.
Anil DashNow @HERMusicx is back for the searing "The Beautiful Ones", featuring a gorgeous dance performance by @mistyonpointe, who had joined Prince onstage for many shows over the years. Hear Prince go all-in with Misty here
Anil DashOkay! A nearly *five hour long* set of Prince classics from @Questlove just wrapped up. You can watch HQ video of the full set accompanied by liner notes from @IAmMissTLC and me, right here: quest-live.glitch.me (They start at the bottom & go up) Thanks to everyone who joined!
Support local hospital clinicians who are working in wartime-like conditions and support local restaurants who are really hurting at this time.
Anil DashHey all, let’s do some good at lunchtime today! If you’re able, give to @FrontlineFoods and help support & feed those who need it most. Reply (or DM) with your donation in your community & I’ll match the first $2000 for medical workers here in NYC
Anil DashLarry Brilliant's 2006 TED talk on coming pandemics is prescient, and well worth the watch. youtu.be/MNhiHf84P9c?t=… Yes, it's ominous, but it also shows that humanity has the ability to beat pandemics & eradicate entire diseases, as we've seen with smallpox and polio.