A lot of smartphones are glimpsed throughout the devastating documentary 76 Days—available on VOD on Friday, December 4—but they’re not handled in the normal way. Instead, the phones in this film represent the agency that people lose when they are in the throes of COVID-19. Nurses hold them over a weak patient’s head so they can hear a relative speak, or offer them to the next of kin when a patient passes away, a connection forever broken. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
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Most of us have been cooking at home a whole lot more during the pandemic—so chances are there’s someone on your list who would enjoy a food-related gift. To drum up some inspired ideas, we turned to the foodies at Chobani (the beloved Greek yogurt company that has expanded into oat milk, coffee creamers, and even cafes) for some curated suggestions. These are the best food gifts they’ve given, received, or put on their wishlists. Bon appétit! … [Read more...] about Gift guide: The best gifts for home cooks, according to Chobani employees
The comedy business, like so many others, has a diversity problem. Phoebe Robinson believes that the only way to fix it is to start at the beginning. The podcaster, author, and TV host, who got her start in stand-up before joining fellow comedian Jessica Williams to create the 2014 podcast 2 Dope Queens, is working to develop a fresh wave of talent via her new production company, Tiny Reparations, and a book imprint of the same name under Penguin Random House. Finding diverse writers and producers “is not going to work if you’re only looking for white guys named Scott!” she says. “No offense to all the Scotts out there.” Robinson recently debuted an advice podcast, Black Frasier (after the TV psychiatrist), and her new Comedy Central show, Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson, airs next year. … [Read more...] about Phoebe Robinson Talks about ‘Doing the Most,’ and More
While Stripe looks at the vendor side of transactions, creating a platform for many different shops to process payments, Fast hopes to do the same on the consumer side: create a system where people can register once, and then just log in to pay for things on multiple sites. The first time you see a Fast checkout button on a website, you can click on it and enter your details and credit card information. Then, the company is able to track you across sites and devices using cookies, IP addresses, and your email, which means that on any site with a Fast Checkout button, you won’t have to enter your details again. … [Read more...] about This Stripe-backed startup wants to bring one-click checkout to the rest of the web
Other Fast Company writers and editors had different ideas, which they shared via a highly unscientific Slack poll this morning. One staff member is making extra-spicy mapo tofu, “for no other reason than I have a craving.” A photo editor will cook enchiladas with “indulgent sides,” to follow a snack of Tostitos Hint of Lime; another colleague will rely on heaps of leftover Halloween candy. But there was one clear winner from our very official poll: pizza, overwhelmingly declared to be “the proper election food.” Most who are opting for pizza will get delivery—as will the only editor who announced she’s having salad, from Sweetgreen, but with “Milkbar cookies as a chaser.” … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?