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Kelly Oxford is not an easy woman to introduce. An early star of Twitter and prolific Snapchatter, she’s an LA-based social media personality without any of the stereotypical trappings one might associate with a title like that. She’s a screenwriter working on a new yet-to-be-titled Hulu comedy; a mother of three kids (Sal, Henry, and Bea) so funny their witty one-liners have been Buzzfeed-a-fied multiple times; and a person outspoken about her experiences with...
Snapchat—which has made inroads as a go-to form of communication not only among middle-schoolers and Damn Daniel fans, but also among many adults I know—seems to have wanted to celebrate April 20, i.e. 4/20, in a non-standard, creative fashion that befits the app's culture. So, while it would have been really easy to create, say, a big blunt that anyone could add to their snaps, the app went wildly much farther, and misguidedly afield than that. "Bob Marley...
One of my most vivid childhood memories is of voting with my parents. My mother would bring me with her into the heavily curtained booth; she'd flip the switch next to her preferred candidates' names; I'd get to pull the enormous-to-me lever that would simultaneously register her selections and draw back the curtain, releasing us from the musty metal booth. Because I could see whom she'd voted for, I never asked. But I remember the first...
At this point, it's not exactly surprising to learn that an influential man in the tech industry happens to have misogynistic tendencies. And yet, it's still dismaying, and with the recent misogyny-fueled shooting spree in Santa Barbara, it's important to continue the conversation about the prevalence of sexism in our society. Today, Valleywag released several of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's emails, written while Spiegel was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Stanford. The...

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