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Victorians: The original futurists.

Can Sony stop the leaks?

Can social media stop vitriol and still maintain freedom of speech?

Should you go to jail for your Facebook profile?

What a podcast teaches us about memory.

Wikipedia is becoming as cumbersome as, well, real encyclopedias.

Owen Thomas and a career editing for the web.


Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →