San Francisco’s out-of-control housing crisis is about to get a lot worse. The hub of Silicon Valley’s tech giants is swimming with rich people pushing up housing costs. But this year, a slew of major companies headquartered in the city—from Uber to Lyft to Pinterest—are expected to go public, injecting the city with a yet another crop of millionaires. One software engineer found that, among the many thousands of workers at seven San Francisco-based companies expected to hold IPOs this year, just 37 bought houses in 2018—meaning many of these employees could soon be looking to buy property, pushing housing prices even higher.
Joe Biden has finally made up his mind. The former vice president plans to announce his candidacy next Wednesday in what will be his third bid for the White House (or seventh, depending on what you count). Biden leads in most polls, showing that he’ll be a formidable challenger to the dozens of other Democrats eyeing the White House, and his campaign is plotting a path to the nomination with a base of more moderate voters. But Biden will also have to grapple with heightened scrutiny of his long record as a senator.
Watch: FilmStruck might be gone, much to the sorrow of cinephiles, but the Criterion Collection now at long last has an online hub for a wide range of classic films. “I think we’re going to try and show things because we think they’re important to be shown,” the Criterion’s president told David Sims.
Passover and Easter are both springtime holidays that share themes of liberation and triumph, and this year they overlap (Passover begins on the night of April 19, while Easter falls on Sunday, April 21). But why does that happen only 15 percent of the time? Blame the moon, and some ancient math.