Paradox Project Blog

The Tribes of Climate Change

By MATT SHAPIRO This last week, I had a small conversation with Jason Emory Parker about climate change. I would say Emory is on “the left” and I’m on “the right” on this issue, but we...

Thank God We Can Be ‘Lazy’ in 2017

By J.D. ECARMA A scene in season 2 of Netflix’s “Master of None” sums up the American dream: being able to buy travel-sized shampoo and Vaseline. In the second season of Aziz Ansari’s semi-autobiographical Netflix...

The Homeless Conservative

By MATT SHAPIRO Last week, I flew from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to teach a workshop on data visualization. I have done this a few times, back in 2015 in what now seems like...

The Problem with ‘Grace & Frankie’

By J.D. ECARMA Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” is a breath of fresh air in many ways. The title roles are played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, reuniting decades after “9 to 5,” the...