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Seven summers ago, a phone call upended my life. I was playing SingStar at a friend’s house when my sister called me sobbing. She had just turned 21 the day before, and our small family had gathered at our apartment to celebrate her. I’d just come home from summer school, and was planning to spend the next few weeks with her and my mom before my junior year of undergrad. So, all was right...
Students of New York City, rejoice: You're soon going to be allowed to bring cellphones and other electronic devices to schools. On Wednesday,Mayor de Blasio is expected to end the current band on phones, etc. in schools, allowing the principals and teachers of each campus to decide what to do with handling cellphones in schools. The default rule will now allow students to bring phones into school, but require them to keep them hidden....
Yesterday, it was announced that along with mega-mugginess and "blazing heat", July will unleash 250 new emojis upon us, including "Lower Right Shadowed White Circle" and "Fog." Most of these additions are unfortunately very boring and weather-related (with the exception of the much-needed middle finger), and none of them accurately portray the many, many emotions that Brooklynites feel on a daily basis. Here are the ones we're hoping to see next time around: Person Running...
This week, we heard about the just-opened Bushwick dive Left Hand Path's idea to install USB ports and outlets into the bar so that patrons can charge their phones. This came as incredibly joyous news to some. But it kind of sounds like a nightmare to me. Lest you write me off as your average whiny wearer of a proud Luddite badge, I can assure you that I have the utmost enthusiasm for my iPhone, which is...

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