Matt Thompson appears in the following:
Sunday, September 21, 2014
In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language intersects with politics and class.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
An analysis of federal data by an Oregon State University sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Members of the Code Switch team are participating in an hour-long live chat to dish about our version of the Conversation On Race.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Curating a valuable discussion about race on the Internet is highly difficult. But it can yield great rewards. Here's what we've learned from our yearlong experiment, and what we're trying next.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Code Switch launched online a year ago today. We'd appreciate it if you took a moment to tell us how we're doing, what brings you back, and what you'd like to see more (and less) of.
Friday, February 14, 2014
We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Code Switch team is embarking on a monthlong exploration of the subject of interracial and cross-cultural love. Chime in with your insights, stories and questions.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
A list of videos posted to the question-and-answer site Quora.com got at least one user to change the way he peels hard-boiled eggs, washes his hands and adjusts his rearview mirror.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
We receive a lot of ideas for Code Switch stories. And we're always on the lookout for great pitches from great freelancers. So here's some guidance on how to make us swoon.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The drug has been intertwined with race and ethnicity since well before the word "marijuana" was coined. Turns out there's an awful lot we don't know for sure about the recent history of the cannabis plant.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Now that Code Switch is three months old, tell us what you like about our work, and what we could be doing better.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
A scathing performance review of an al-Qaida employee offers another reminder of how bureaucratic large, illicit organizations can be. News reports have shown that even drug traffickers keep receipts.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In the aftermath of horrible acts of violence, whose faces stick in our memory? Whose faces should?
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Pretty much everyone shifts between different languages or ways of speaking in different context. From hundreds of stories you sent us, here are some of the common motivations behind it.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The song was an instant hit all over the Internet, though not (perhaps) the way its creators intended.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Exactly who is Santa Claus? It depends on where you are in the world. The BBC's Matt Thompson looks at "Too Many Santas."
"The thing about The Christmas Lads is they're actually really scary because their mum's a cannibal."
— Matt Thompson on The Christmas Lads