Andrew Katz

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This is what happens to levels of piracy when police shut down an illegal site

It turns out that shutting down pirate sites does cause a drop in piracy, but only for a short while, as users eventually migrate to other sites.<p>Torrent Freak spotted the paper, which focuses on a German movie streaming site called kino.to. It was the biggest movie piracy site in the country, and …

Harlem and Brooklyn Street Photography by Andre D. Wagner

Authentic street photography by Andre D. Wagner in Harlem and Brooklyn, NY.<p>Andre D. Wagner is a Brooklyn-based photographer. In 2010, he received a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Kim Dotcom: FBI’s Most Wanted Man For Digital Piracy May Have Key To Stop Hillary Clinton In 2016

Kim Dotcom may have the key to stopping Hillary Clinton — and it’s Julian Assange.<p>The founder of the Megaupload, who is wanted for millions of …

Paris Review - Ken Kesey, The Art of Fiction No. 136

Interviewed by Robert Faggen<p>Issue 130, Spring 1994<p>At the center of Kesey’s work are what he calls “little warriors” battling large forces. Over the years, some critics have praised his work for its maverick power and themes of defiance; others have questioned his wild and paranoid vision. He has …

Record an album and sip coffee at Songbyrd Record Cafe

Songbyrd Record Cafe, a new restaurant in Adams Morgan, offers its customers the opportunity to record their own vinyl records, all while consuming …

Bill Simmons: A Begrudging Appreciation

In some small part, I owe my career to Bill Simmons. Not in the sense that many professional sportswriters will tell you – that Simmons pioneered a …

Summer dates in New York City

<b>RECOMMENDED: Full guide to</b> <b>things to do in the summer</b> <b>in NYC</b><p>Sex and dating<p>Excursion dates<p>Break out of the dinner-and-drinks rut with four summer dates …

Spring Clean Your Bar: 7 Easy Two-Ingredient Cocktails

Save the complicated mixology for the winter weather.<p>In the depths of January, when the darkness rolls in at 3:30 P.M., there are endless hours to binge watch HBO Go, browse the net for Caribbean flash sales, and tinker with that Old Fashioned recipe. But come spring-fevered afternoons, your first …

Fever-Tree

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Grateful Dead

Revelations from an insightful new biography of the band.<p>Just shy of 50 years after four music-loving Northern Californians formed a band dubbed the Grateful Dead, demand to see the notoriously freewheeling improvisational rock band is as high as ever. This summer, the Dead's living members—Bob …

The Waterboys played Irving Plaza (pics, setlist, video)

<i>The Waterboys @ Irving Plaza 4/25/2015</i><p>Longrunning Scottish band <b>The Waterboys</b> recently released <i>Modern Blues</i>, their first album of entirely original …

The sad state of inequality in America in 12 charts

Looking beyond just the real incomes of the 1%, several other measures show that inequality in the US has been rising for the past few decades.<p>We put together a dozen charts and maps that show some of the core issues of inequality.

Top 10

Beating Internet Censors With BitTorrent's Maelstrom Browser

San Francisco-based BitTorrent Inc. already has a few popular applications in its catalog, including uTorrent and Sync. However, with its new …

Associated Press News

Why Do We Get So Emotional About Brands?

Honestly, it’s puzzling that an inanimate, imaginary thing such as a brand should seem to have gender.<p>But obviously brands do send out gender signals, and sometimes they’re quite strong. In fact, recent research shows that the more intense the gender signals, the greater the brand value — so not …

Four political camps in the big data world

Last Friday I was honored to be part of a super interesting and provocative conference at UC Berkeley’s Law School called <i>Open Data: Addressing</i> …

Data Science for Dummies - Interview w/ Lillian Pierson #DataTalk

Data Science for Dummies – Interview w/ Lillian Pierson #DataTalk<p>We had an opportunity to talk with Lillian Pierson, the founder of Data-Mania, about …

Two in three cancer sufferers have other health conditions

Charity says new research which shows that cancer sufferers are far more likely to suffer from a host of other health conditions paints a 'grim picture' of the challenges they face<p>Seventy per cent of cancer sufferers are battling other significant health problems, a major study has found.<p>A report …

Twelve inventions that could change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced its finalists for the 2015 European Inventor Awards, honoring brilliant inventions from a range of scientific fields. The EPO will have its work cut out choosing winners—everyone on the list is working on or has created something groundbreaking.<p>A dozen …

Has music missed its 'Netflix moment'? - Music Business Worldwide

Subscription streaming movie service Netflix announced earlier this week that it has reached 62m users around the world – almost exactly the same …

Music Industry

Cheap Trick is one of the best rock bands ever — why aren’t they in the Hall of Fame?

<b>Exhibit A</b><p>The Hall of Fame’s logic and taste are routinely questioned — but the continued snubbing of Cheap Trick is unreal<p>Annie Zaleski<p>April 15, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Last week, Billboard ran an illuminating article about the process by which a band or individual musician gets elected to the Rock and …

These Sketches Prove ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

Primetime broadcast sketch comedy shows don’t exist for a reason. Though it’s all underwritten by intense brain power, sketch comedy requires a certain level of emotional immaturity and recklessness to pull off, as well as a broad approach to what is and isn’t worth talking about. Broadcast comedy …

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …

Baseball’s new lingo: WAR, FIP, BACON replace AVG, RBIs and ERA as best measurements

The days of batting average, RBIs, wins and ERA telling the whole story ended a while ago. To get the true picture of how baseball players are performing or will perform in the future takes navigating through an alphabet soup of new-age stats and acronyms.<p>Some of these statistics look back at what …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Bill Gates

Crucial Investment Decisions In Your 50s

Your 50s are often your top-earning years , since by that time you have achieved expertise in your field and may be trusted to make decisions for your company.<p>However, due to competing expenses, your 50s can be tough on your retirement savings. You may be putting your kids through college and/or …

3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z's Tidal (which is doomed anyway)

The verdict is out: Tidal is likely headed toward a wipe out.<p>Virtually every tech and music publication -- with the predictable exception of …