Robert Montenegro is a writer, playwright, and dramaturg who lives in Washington DC.
His beats include the following: tech, history, sports, geography, culture, and whatever Elon Musk has said on Twitter over the past couple days. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Two things to remember when communicating your gripes to an overly critical person: First, you're not going to change them, so don't try. Second, being silent sends the wrong message.
As far as health risks go, sleep disorders tend to fly beneath the radar. Researchers are trying to change that.
So-called structured procrastination could help you be as productive as your go-getter peers.
Two psychologists and a composer have created music specially configured to arouse interest in cats. You can listen to the experiments, called Cat Ballads and Kitty Ditties.
Open borders would lead to a massive wave of immigration and probably the collapse of American constitutional democracy...though one economist says that's not a bad thing.
Industrial innovations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries enabled "the largest hunt in human history" out of which several whale populations were almost eradicated.
America has a big problem mistaking courage for cowardice and it stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of bullies, according to The Baffler's David Graeber.
With self-driving cars as well as other new tech, Apple and Google maintain starkly different corporate values with regard to transparency.