Author Archives: Leah Libresco

About Leah Libresco

Leah Libresco is an editorial assistant at TAC. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Washington D.C. She is a contributor to Patheos at Unequally Yoked, and her work has also appeared in First Things, The Huffington Post, and Fare Forward. You can follow her on twitter at @leahlibresco.

Our Starved for Touch Culture

When did the Friendzone become such a terrible place to live? In …

Amazon’s War Is First in a Series

In an effort to get publisher Hachette to agree to give Amazon …

Treating Heartbreak With a Pill

Instead of comforting a friend after a break up with ice cream …

Can Google Search for Friendship?

The Internet’s easy answers are a recipe for loneliness.

When the Pursuit of Health Turns Pathological

This is likely to be a record-setting year in baseball. Players are …

The Rights and Responsibilities of Search Engine Users

While truth has usually been a defense to charges of libel, Google …

Save Smallpox, Not Pandas

San Diego can give up its hopes of producing a sister panda …

Polio Breaks Out After the U.S. Breaks Trust

Only two diseases have ever been completely eradicated worldwide: smallpox and rinderpest. …

History Hidden as Hologram

The technology that lets directors animate a CGI dragon with Benedict Cumberbatch’s …

Drop Those Wedding Rings in the Name of the Law

Most gay marriage lawsuits have been brought by couples, but, in North …

SpaceX Sues to Shoot for the Stars

Silicon Valley CEO Elon Musk is used to red tape interfering with …

Boycotting the Arts and Academia

Abandoning theaters and lectures in political protest only polarizes society further.

General Mills and Consumers’ Contracting Access to Courts

In films, signing a contract is a considered, deliberate affair. Pens are …

How to Fix the Census’s Obamacare Errors

Can you cook the books by using more accurate statistics? That’s the …

McArdle’s Guide to Failing Well

Failure terrifies Americans into fragility, quite unnecessarily.

Can’t Staunch a Heartbleed

If you’ve used the internet in the last two years, there’s a …

Captain America Skips Politics, Stays Personal

America’s hero struggles to apply Christian forgiveness to international conflict.

Mozilla and the Art of Culture War

In the first paragraph of Mozilla’s blog post announcing Brendan Eich’s resignation, …

The Flash Boys vs. the Market Machines

Imagine if, every time you tried to place an order on the …

New Leaks Show CIA’s Contempt for Congress

An interrogator isn’t just focused on extracting information, but on controlling it. …

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