Identities

The Taxman Cometh

Coinbase Ordered to Turn Over Identities of 14,355 Cryptocurrency Traders to the IRS

The exchange lost a legal battle and now Bitcoin’s tax problem is coming to a head.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
education

In a Class of 20 Teen Girls, Six Have Been Sexually Assaulted, New Study Finds

According to new study, getting an education is tough for teenage girls in the US—especially for those whose identities are already marginalized.
Kimberly Lawson
4.19.17
Essays

What Riz Ahmed Means for Those of Us Who’ve Always Felt Like Outsiders

His music, as both Riz MC and part of Swet Shop Boys, turns the "third-culture kid" life into something more real than a dry academic term.
Katie Chow
4.6.17
Broadly

People Who Only Want to Fuck Smart People Created Their Own 'Sexual Orientation'

People who self-identify as sapiosexuals, or those who say intelligence is the most important sexual trait, are having a moment. Critics of the movement say it's at best pretentious and at worst discriminatory.
Steven Blum
12.6.16
immigration

NYC Already Planning Ways to Protect Undocumented Immigrants from Trump

In response to Trump's campaign to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested in a press conference that the municipal ID card database containing the personal records of more than 850,000 people—some who...
Kimberly Lawson
11.16.16
weight

Being the Fat Girl in a Big Fat Asian Family

When Chinese New Year rolls around, Asian women like me know it's open season for family comments on our weight. But a much deeper cultural problem lies underneath the fat jokes, and it's driving some to crash diets and disordered eating.
Angela Hui
2.5.16
Identities

When Changing Names Means Changing Identities

The complicated reasons Chinese-born men and women raised in the West are reconnecting to the names they were born with.
Jessica Wei
8.7.15