PR: In 2014, I saw this listing [to act in the background of a scene] on The Daily Show. It was on a segment that Jessica [then a correspondent on the show] was doing about Black women’s hair in the military. We met and hit it off. I asked her to be a guest on my podcast in my rinky-dink one-bedroom apartment that had a mold issue. [When we were taping the podcast] she said she wanted to try stand-up. I asked if she wanted to cohost a show with me at Upright Citizens Brigade East. [When we] got up onstage [to do Blaria Live!], we felt chemistry. … [Read more...] about Phoebe Robinson Talks about ‘Doing the Most,’ and More
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Frequently, the insults become gender-based and cross a line into sexual harassment—or outright threats. Natasha is sometimes called a “whore,” which she’d expect from drunken clubbers in her past jobs, “but not from somebody at, like, 6 p.m. on a Tuesday.” Two-fifths of workers reported they’ve noticed an increase in unwanted sexualized comments. According to the report, surveyed workers have received remarks including “Pull that mask down so I can see if I want to take you home later,” “I’ll take your mask off and stick my tongue down your throat,” and “I don’t wear a condom; I sure as hell aren’t going to wear a mask!” … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
But Fast isn’t hogging this data. It still provides stores with customer profiles while promising to reduce friction in the checkout process, which could ultimately increase sales. However, unlike other e-commerce platforms, it is committed to not funneling the data it collects back to advertisers (though selling data on consumer spending habits is a hugely lucrative industry). While the company sees potential in using that data for personalized shopping in the future, Fast primarily makes money by getting a portion of the service charge that is shared with Stripe. … [Read more...] about This Stripe-backed startup wants to bring one-click checkout to the rest of the web
The market with the steepest drop is San Francisco, where demand is more than 76% lower than before the pandemic, when demand was already on the decline. According to VTS data going back to January 2018, demand for office space in San Francisco was down long before the outbreak. “So they were going the wrong direction before this happened,” Romito says. “It’s also probably the most speculative tech market in terms of early companies that are coming to market, and those companies have taken a hit as part of this.” The result for startup-heavy cities like San Francisco could be a surfeit of empty office space, turning once thriving downtown cores into half-vacant ghost towns. … [Read more...] about Everyone thinks COVID-19 destroyed the office. But that’s not the whole story
The researchers hope the maps will help cities create climate action plans by understanding what drives emissions in different places. The most important factors, they find, are household income, vehicle ownership and home size–all which are greater in suburbs. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.