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Part two: Traditional cuisine in a new land

From Victoria to Fogo Island and in every province in between, Ann Hui drives across the country to uncover the immigrant history – and vibrant present – of small-town Chinese-Canadian food<p><i>(This is part one of a two-part feature. Click here to read part two.)</i><p>About an hour-long ferry ride off the …

Why the Public Can't Read the Press

Nuts-and-bolts Washington coverage has shifted to subscription-based publications, while the capitol’s traditional outlets have shrunk.<p>Back in 2009, I had a job with a Washington, D.C.-based newsletter called <i>Water Policy Report</i>. It wasn’t exactly a household name, but I was covering Congress, the …

15 Outstanding Tips for Blog Writers from Popular Bloggers

Do you want to blog better, faster and with more fun?I’ve collected 15<b> badass</b> tips for blog writers.These 15 tips are from some of my favorite …

Writing

What's wrong with finance

BOTH financiers and economists still get the blame for the 2007-2009 financial crisis: the first group for causing it and the second for not …

Economics

The death of privacy

Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy?<p>We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been …

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Read it.<p>The value of the homepage is decreasing. “Only a third of our readers ever visit it. And those who do visit are spending less time: page views and …

Meet the people who keep some of your favorite games running

In many ways, 2013 was the year of the spectacular network outage.<p>The inability to keep gamers connected online hampered everything from the launch of major video games like <i>SimCity</i>, <i>GTA Online</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, to console services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and, just this week, …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

When Adam Patterson began photographing London gang leader Vipoh, he was looking for a way to understand knife culture. Instead, he gained a unique insight into a man desperate to escape a life of violence<p>Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he …

Are the days of free content on the net numbered?

<b>Fortune writer Adam Lashinsky seemed stunned and bemused by the blowback from his readers.</b><p>He had written about the 3G buyout of Heinz on the professional networking site LinkedIn, and added: "Fortune [where I work] published a longish preview of the article here. The full version is here, and …

Flickr, a Yahoo company

Avoid 'Skylanders Swap Force' Wave 1 Pre-Order Disappointment

With <i>Skylanders Swap Force</i> soon to be released, my kids are getting their pre-order plans in place. This isn’t just about getting their orders in early, but also which figures they are planning to buy in wave 1 and wave 2 of the new game.<p>As with <i>Skylanders Giants</i>, and <i>Spyro’s Adventure</i> before that, …

How Big is the Solar System?

Pakistan's Bin Laden dossier | US & Canada

On the night of May 1, 2011, US special forces launched a raid deep into Pakistani territory to capture or kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. On President Barack Obama's orders, US soldiers flew via helicopter to the Pakistani army garrison town of Abbottabad, where their intelligence indicated …

The 10 best 10-minute meals

Thomasina Miers's chargrilled squid with fiery salsa verde<p>Sweet, acidic tomatoes, a gutsy salsa and peppery rocket all provide a vibrant backdrop for …

PRISM's Legal Basis: How We Got Here, and What We Can Do to Get Back

A privacy scholar explains the recent news about government surveillance.<p>In the past two days, the press has provided unprecedented revelations of how pervasive the secret surveillance state has become. Leaks reveal that the FBI and NSA have received all Verizon Business Services telephone call …

Financial Times: 'There is no drawback to working in HTML5'

Nearly two years since the Financial Times launched its HTML5 web app in June 2011, mobile devices continue to be an important driver for the …

Ethical killing: Hipsters, hippies and women are taking up hunting

Print<p>Related<p>Kesia Nagata is uncomfortable buying commercially produced meat.<p>“It looks all flabby and grey and not at all appealing,” she says. As a …

Hunting

The newsonomics of recycling journalism

Most news stories have a pitifully brief shelf life. Through content marketing, a growing number of media companies are trying to give those stories a second (or a third, or a fourth) life.<p>There’s an important number in his week’s first-of-its-kind Newspaper Association of America report — The …

Live First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling

An unexpected brush with professional jealousy reminds a writing teacher that it's what you have to say, not how well you've learned to say it, that's the basis for great stories.<p>Flickr / Brian Crews<p>The other day, a college student sent me an autobiographical essay to read, following my visiting …

Afghanistan's Social 'Transformation'

Despite the daily struggle for women's rights, especially in regions dominated by the Taliban, Afghanistan has recently seen a much higher 'level of …

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How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring …