Stories by Shannon Rupp

Shannon Rupp is a contributing editor at The Tyee. Read her previous columns here. subscribe to Shannon Rupp's feed

Posted on: Apr 17, 2016, Source: The Tyee

Should we trade ethics and human contact for machines that pretend to like us?

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: The Tyee

What else but social anxiety can explain this spike in TV brutality?

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: The Tyee

From 'cool' to 'canoodling,' slang generally tells us about who we are in a given place and time.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: The Tyee

Let's not be so sentimental.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Gretchen Rubin's book flogs American enthusiasm for positive thinking, despite facts to the contrary; just the sort of denial that prompted the economic meltdown.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: The Tyee

The ubiquity of porn has rendered it invisible for most adults. But why has pornographic imagery become such an acceptable part of public culture?

Posted on: Oct 19, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Men who trade on an appearance of strength are actually the guys who, in evolutionary terms, have outlived their usefulness.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: The Tyee

From soap ads to elections, looking good is way overrated.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: The Tyee

With home-decorating TV shows and magazines multiplying by the minute, we need to start talking about more eco-friendly alternatives to Ikea and Pottery Barn.