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Matt Shapiro is a data visualization expert and software engineer based in Seattle.
by | Jun 29, 2022

Literally the week before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, there was a slaughter. Dozens of state and local mask mandates and vaccine requirements were cut down as they stood, freeing American students and citizens from nearly two…

by | Jan 17, 2022

As schools close down yet again in response to the most recent COVID surge, it’s time to have a serious talk about schools in America. This is not the time to dive into education statistics, or pen some screed against…

by | Jul 22, 2021

As we ride into the summer, I’m delighted to see that we’re looking at the COVID-19 pandemic largely in the rear-view mirror, swinging our tequila bottles above the windshield of our national cherry-red convertible as we drive into the future,…

by | Feb 12, 2021

The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How To Stop It Happening Again Richard Horton (Polity, Second Edition, 180 pages, $17) It is clear to everyone that the world of COVID-19 into which we have been hurled will become a…

by | Jan 5, 2021

“Science, not politics, must be the guide.” This was the proclamation made by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in April of this year. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, this concept of science as the ultimate decision-maker is one that politicians have rhetorically…

by | Jul 15, 2020

I want to write this all into a screenplay. An all-seeing, all- knowing surveillance regime, discovered affairs, mixed alliances, dire warnings, and a complete loss of trust in institutional powers could make for a great Netflix limited series on the world’s reaction…

by | Apr 16, 2020

It’s been five weeks since I first wrote about the impact of the coronavirus in my life and community. When I started writing, my state had just discovered 100 new cases in a single day. That was a big deal….

by | Mar 31, 2020

I used to like driving well over the speed limit. I grew up well outside Atlanta, and the posted speeds never represented the practiced reality, even on the most remote cow-trail roads winding through the woods. I always went faster…

by | Mar 11, 2020

This is a strange piece because of the nature of the crisis in which I find myself. It was written March 9 and 10. It’s likely a lot has changed in between the time I write this and the time…

by | Feb 3, 2020

When he wrote The Making of a Fly, biologist Peter Lawrence probably did not expect his investigation into developmental genetics to rival the Magna Carta. But in 2011, copies of this book were listed for sale at Amazon for $23.6…

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