Politics

Watch the Obamas unveil their Smithsonian portraits and cry

Let’s all cry while Barack and Michelle Obama unveil their official portraits.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2018-02-12 16:26:00 UTC Looking for something to cry at today? You’re in luck! The Obamas just unveiled their official portraits. On Monday the former POTUS and FLOTUS pulled the curtains off of stunning new portraits of themselves that …

Tumblr has a game plan for 2018: Keep handing the mic to activists

Tumblr is beloved by users who leverage the site’s visual and practical features to confront taboo topics and politics. The blogging platform is also frequently derided by those who mock its progressive activists as “social justice warriors.”     Yet no measure of contempt seems to deter Tumblr from fully embracing advocacy and activism. The site …

Detroit quickly reverses ban on Airbnb after backlash

Detroit city officials reversed course quickly on a partial Airbnb rental ban.Image: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-02-09 22:09:06 UTC That was fast.  Airbnb rentals in Detroit were banned this week in certain neighborhoods after changes to the city’s zoning ordinance went into effect.  But once hosts flagged city officials and Airbnb about cease and …