Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on partisan lines to require state to hold election on Tuesday

Wisconsin’s plan to hold an election in the middle of a pandemic is back on.

On Monday, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers attempted to reschedule an election the state is planning to hold on Tuesday, handing down an order suspending in-person voting until June 9 “unless the Legislature passes and the Governor approves a different date for in-person voting.” On a party-line vote, however, the Republican-controlled state Supreme Court struck down Evers’s order, meaning that the state is now on track to hold its election as originally scheduled.

The vote was 4-2, with Justice Daniel Kelly, a staunch conservative, recused …

The 8-bit arcade font, deconstructed

Arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s look pretty archaic now; their chunky and primitive visuals have been replaced by hyper-realistic worlds. But a deeper look at arcade-game design reveals the artistry and ingenuity it took to make full-fledged characters out of just a few pixels. Even more challenging was encoding legible and playful typography into those worlds to guide players through the game.

These fonts weren’t often designed by trained typographers in computer design programs — this was years before Photoshop. Instead, they were designed by hand on graph paper and coded into the game pixel by …

Quibi — the new short-form streaming service for your phone — explained

The easiest question to answer about Quibi is the one I’m most frequently asked: Just what is Quibi, anyway?

Quibi is short for “quick bites” — though you don’t pronounce it “quih-bye” (to rhyme with “rib-eye”) but, instead, “quih-bee,” to rhyme with the name “Libby.” It’s a new streaming service built from the ground up for mobile devices, and some of the names behind it include media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg (who worked at Disney Animation during its renaissance, then started Dreamworks Animation and was instrumental in making such films as Shrek and Prince of Egypt) and CEO Meg Whitman, …

Consumers were slammed in the Great Recession. The CFPB’s former director warns worse could be on the way.

The coronavirus has created a health crisis and an economic crisis. But it has also created a crisis for consumers — one that has the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, sounding the alarm and arguing the agency, created after the last economic crisis to help everyday Americans in their financial lives, is doing too little to help those suffering from the effects of the pandemic.

Cordray, who headed the CFPB under President Barack Obama and resigned in November 2017, told Vox he is particularly concerned that Americans will lose their homes and fall …