eyes I dare not meet in dreams | Tor.com

Undead girls begin re-entering the world of the living, emerging from refrigerators.   The staring. A leaf alone in the horrible leaves. The dead girl. The staring. —Joshua Beckman, “[The dead girl by the beautiful Bartlett]” At 2:25 a.m. on a quiet Friday night on a deserted country road in southeastern Pennsylvania, the first dead […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comes From a Long Line of Stories About Women Hooking Up With Animals

“At last he turned to her and said, ‘Am I so very ugly?’” Wood engraving by Walter Crane, 1896. Via the New York Public Library’s digital collections. Beauty and the Beast is officially a box office hit, and so the Disney live-action remake machine will continue to clank merrily along, churning out entertaining movies billed […]

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute – The New York Times

Oakhurst Dairy trucks lining up in Portland, Me., in 2006. Credit Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in […]

​Flyover Country | Motherboard

With a Trump presidency and the full scope of his campaign promises looming, here’s a look at a future where some of them have come to pass. Welcome to a future where undocumented migrants are rounded up and penalized, private prisons overflow into labor camps, and iPhones are made in America. Cheers. -The editor I […]