Hua Hsu on “Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online,” a new book by Leah Plunkett, and the practice of parents sharing private details about their childrens’ lives publicly on social media, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.
Peter C. Baker interviews Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, of the Chicago band Whitney, about what it means to be an “indie” band, and writes about the influence of streaming services like Spotify on today’s listening habits.
Jonathan Franzen writes about the tendency of media and politicians to describe the climate crisis with an excess of hope, and about the different decisions that become available after realizing that the climate catastrophe is unavoidable.
Tina Tallon writes about how gendered technological bias and failures in the design of audio technology have affected how women’s voices are perceived in society.
Amanda Petrusich writes about the singer and songwriter Billie Eilish, whose song “Bad Guy” has toppled Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from the top of the Billboard chart.