The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

Today's reads are all about manners - the good, the bad, and the ugly. We take a look at how rudeness and politeness shape interpersonal - and, increasingly, human-technology - communications and interactions.

The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

The way Americans compliment is maximalist and enthusiastic, but it may not always be sincere. A linguist unpacks the language of politeness.

The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

“If we interrupt the feedback loop of our late-capitalist everyday lives by hitting one another as hard as we can, we’d finally be able to engage truly” – New Yorker’s Naomi Fry looks at how Reddit’s Fight Club style RoastMe forum is redefining validation in the age of Instagram

The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

Our tendency to confuse blunt words with unacceptable behaviour does us no favours: a humorous opinion piece on how a bit of rudeness in the office can be a good thing 

The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

The Terrible Joy of yelling at Alexa: on learning how to navigate a robot-filled world, one utterance at a time. 

The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019

A little journey through time – timeless and timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866.