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Family is a cartel, its objective is to overcome the state

As we know, a spouse is the person who would be the chief suspect in the mysterious death of the other spouse (unless the deceased was linked to …

Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker Open up on the Origins of the HTM Legacy

The Swoosh’s triple threat speaks out.<p>Nike’s HTM team — made up of the POOL aoyama designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, Nike VP Tinker Hatfield and CEO Mark Parker — is responsible for creating some of the Swoosh’s most beloved and coveted limited releases. The collaboration has also ushered innovation into …

How the IT Guy Became the “It Guy”: The Evolving Portrayal of Tech Professionals in Movies and Television

<b>Dr. George Nitzburg</b> <br>Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University Teachers College<p><b>Rob Weiner</b> <br>Pop Culture Librarian, Texas Tech University<p><b>Dr.</b> …

Amazon Has Launched Its Own Clothing Labels

The mega retailer has quietly introduced at least seven in-house labels of clothing and accessories.<p>Amazon has already conquered the world of online retail — books especially — so why not turn its attention to apparel and accessories, too? That’s exactly what Jeff Bezos and company have done, …

6 key players discuss Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar, Pluss, Terrace Martin & More On Making 'DAMN.' | Album Of The Year<p>Jan 25, 2018 - 2:02 pm<p>After releasing <i>good kid, m.A.A.d City</i> and <i>To</i> …

Why GIFs Are A Language

Riffsy gives you a keyboard to make and send GIFs. We sat down with CEO and co-founder, David MacIntosh to learn more about the company’s plans to make GIFs a core part of how we communicate.

Will Ford learn that software isn't manufactured?

Ford Motor Company has just convincingly demonstrated that being an excellent industrial manufacturer doesn’t automatically mean that you are an …

Scale Model

Find, Follow and Reach Communities on Twitter<p>In a media ecosystem dominated by networks, gaining an understanding of your audience may be confusing. …

Social Media

How Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant made history with 81-point game

81<p>The number is as synonymous with Kobe Bryant's career as 8 or 24.<p>Bryant's two decades in the NBA have been highlighted by five championships, seven …

aydın büyüktaş turns turkey upside down to form surreal city landscapes

jan 23, 2016<p><b>aydın büyüktaş turns turkey upside down to form surreal city landscapes</b><br>all images courtesy of aydın büyüktaş<p><b>informed by the satirical</b> …

The Content Marketing Handbook

A 30,000+ word blog post about how to write about information and make it spread. And something new from us: The Priceonomics Data Studio.

The Ninja Skill for UX Designers

Earning Your Whiteboard Belt<p>We’ve seen one big trend in how startups interview UX designers: <i>companies want to know how designers think through a</i> …

Ralph Lauren University

Some of today's most talented menswear designers have one thing in common--they all called Ralph Lauren boss. So what's it really like to work for a …

3 questions of company culture

Transformation of a company’s business almost always requires transformation of a company’s culture, too. But getting a solid grasp on what …

4 Things Strategists Can Learn From UX Designers

Smart planning and audience insights have always been essential ingredients of successful marketing campaigns. But that's not enough; a flawless user …

Why Musicians Need Philosophy

Not as much, I grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real. In the past our musical culture had secure foundations in the …

Flute

What to do when you're not the hero any more

From Star Wars to Mad Max, a new, more diverse kind of storytelling went mainstream this year - and the backlash shows how much it matters.<p>I saw <i>Star</i> …

Feminism

Writing worth reading

Can Honest History Allow for Hope?

The obligations of scholarship diverge from the needs of activists.<p>Historians find it hard to be peddlers of hope. A classic <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon shows a bearded historian lament to his psychiatrist: “Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it, but those who do study history are doomed to …

Black History

Brands and Celebrities Have Taken Control of 'Cool' and Left True Innovators in the Lurch

It seems almost anybody, or any brand, can suddenly reboot themselves as a swagged-out standard bearer of cool.<p>"Cool" has always been difficult to achieve. It can be accidental, or innate, but want it too much and you're at risk of being marked out as a phoney, or a narc, or a try-hard. The very …

Da Art of Storytellin’ (A Prequel)

From six in the morning until five in the afternoon, five days a week, for thirty years, my Grandmama Catherine’s fingers, palms, and wrists wandered …

Meet The 5 Startups Launched At Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS Demo Day

Today marked the demo day for the first batch of startups from SMASHD LABS, the LA-based accelerator started by legendary talent manager Troy Carter.<p>When it launched, SMASHD promised that it would accept a diverse group of companies from across the entertainment, media, technology, and culture …

The Interface Layer: Where Design Commoditizes Tech

A new cohort of design-driven companies are adding a layer of convenience between us and the underlying services and utilities that improve our …

News Industry

The Smartest Nerd in the Room

Why Melissa Harris-Perry is America's foremost public intellectual, and what she means<p>On Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry apologized on air for segment that made light of the Romney clan's adoption of a young black boy. On Sunday, Mitt Romney accepted Harris-Perry's "heartfelt" apology, noting, "I've …

Stanford to MBAs: Don't Start-Up Until You Graduate

Changing the world can wait two years.<p>Ten years ago, students at elite business schools were obsessed with getting jobs at Wall Street’s top firms. But that dynamic started to shift as, post-recession, the reputation of Wall Street soured and the appeal of Silicon Valley took off. Besides offering …

Silicon Valley

12 Art Basel Miami Events To Look Forward To

Keep an eye out for these performances, art installations and pop-ups.<p>Miami welcomes December with a rainy forecast ahead, but that’s not stopping the South Floridian hub from preparing for upcoming Art Basel festivities. Passion for the arts already courses through the city’s veins, which hold a …