Read Bret Easton Ellis’ excoriating monologue on social justice warriors and political correctness

The Independent | 3 Aug 2016 ‘Oh, little snowflakes, when did you all become grandmothers and society matrons, clutching your pearls in horror at someone who has an opinion about something, a way of expressing themselves that’s not the mirror image of yours?’ If you’ve been listening to Bret Easton Ellis’ excellent podcast over the…

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Tech Crunch | 17 July 2016 Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are also likely to be waiving legal rights if they don’t take a very close look at…

How a controversial study found that police are more likely to shoot whites, not blacks

Washington Post | 13 July 2016 Roland Fryer Jr. never cared much for the cops. When he was growing up, his family dealt crack in Daytona Beach, Fla., and while Fryer was on his way to becoming a celebrated economist at Harvard University, many of his cousins and closest friends were serving mandatory sentences in prison. During his childhood, encounters with police were fraught…

Slayer frontman: when guns are taken ‘people f*cking die!

Mikael Thalen | 1 July 2016 Thrash metal pioneer defends gun rights in epic rant The frontman for thrash-metal band Slayer was filmed at a recent concert in Switzerland delivering a pro-gun speech. Tom Araya, the band’s singer and bassist, praised the country’s gun culture while warning against the dangers of a disarmed populace. “Where you are in the…