New York-based NGO Asia Catalyst estimates that there are more than 4 million transgender individuals in China. Yet many Chinese people only know one: celebrated dancer and talk show host Jin Xing. Jin is heterosexual — married to a man, with three adopted children — so many assume that this identity applies to all transgender people.
In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but they’re actually flickering faster than the human eye can see. The unique patterns each individual section of lighting emits are a 21st-century twist on Morse code, meant not for people, but for the cameras on their phones.
“I always wanted to put a live kid through a Rube Goldberg machine where they would be the pinball in [the game] Mouse Trap.”
When a woman gets her genome sequenced, questions about privacy arise for her identical twin sister.
Once, New York’s Museum of Modern Art was a temple of profound and serious work – but in acquiring emojis, it’s joined the race to the bottom