twitter-is-formally-a-teen-now.-are-we-elevating-a-monster

Twitter is formally a teen now. Are we elevating a monster?

Leon Neal/Getty ImagesAt lunchtime on March 21, 2006, a 29-year-old programmer named Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first tweet. “Just setting up my twttr,” he wrote, using the preliminary name that he and his co-founders were using for the microblogging service. That day, the message was read by only a handful of people. Twitter was…

frejon

Frejon

In Lagos’s Brazilian quarter, Good Friday means frejon. Rich with savory black beans, fragrant with coconut milk and cloves, and sweetened with a few spoonfuls of sugar, frejon is somewhere between a pudding and a soup. It’s a perfect dish for Nigerian Catholics on Good Friday, when meat is forbidden. Invented by enslaved West Africans who’d been…