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This Week in Review: Net neutrality under threat, and Aereo and the future of free TV

Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.<p><b>This week’s essential reads</b>: The few key reads this week are Ryan Singel on the FCC’s Internet regulation proposal, The New York Times’ David Carr on the …

The nation's cartoonists' take on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists across the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Week in Tech: 5 must-know things

LOS ANGELES — New ways of watching TV dominated the week's tech headlines, starting with Netflix, the company that streams movies and original shows to your TV set. Thirty-five million subscriber strong Netflix feels comfortable enough about the popularity of its streaming service that it will …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

Running The Numbers, Amazon's HBO Deal Is Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

Amazon.com made a big deal Wednesday morning about its licensing agreement with Time Warner's Home Box Office.<p>It may be a while before the agreement is really meaningful.<p>The deal allows Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service to make available exclusively streaming versions of a number of hit series …

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: Who owns the airwaves?<p>ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others <i>use</i> the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up; the government <i>regulates</i> …

Netflix's Price Increase Is A Win-Win For Television Audiences

Yesterday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that due to the company’s recent higher than expected growth in the first quarter of this year, prices for subscribers will be increasing “later this quarter” by $1-$2 a month. Of course the moment this announcement came down, the internet’s …

2048: The new app everyone's talking about

VENICE BEACH, California -- If you haven't heard of the 2048 app yet, you will. The numbers puzzle shot to the top of the top app download chart this week, and has been the talk of the Internet.<p>Like the <i>Flappy Bird</i> craze of earlier this year, it's already produced dozens of clones.<p>The app is like</i> …

Magneto: A Promising Calendar App in Need of Some Work

It's smart, but a little rough around the edges.<p>The calendar apps on your smartphone and desktop do a good job of giving you a snapshot of your day or week, and reminding you of upcoming appointments. But what if they could do more — like tell you when to leave for a meeting based on traffic …

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

How to Clean Crabs

There are two basic kinds of crabmeat: the white, firm, sweet meat of the body, often sold as “lump,” and the darker, more strongly flavored leg and …

Why We Love Pea Shoots—and How to Stir Fry Them at Home

Pea shoots, a favorite at Chinese restaurants, have a sweet, delicate, springtime-evoking allure—and they're super easy to stir fry at home<p>I’ve spent most of my adult life traveling to, from, and around Asia—partly for fun and partly as a travel writer. At every Chinese meal, I always crave one …

10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has a condo for the things that don't fit in their condo, so …

Three Ways to Wear White Pants

White pants aren't as intimating as you think. And <i>forget</i> about that "you can't wear white after Labor Day" myth.<p>Swap out your traditional black …

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5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

7 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier at Work

Lifestyle blogger Meg Biram designed her dream office. Now she's sharing her tips for revamping your own space<p>After three years of working from home, two things were really bothering me: I had been <i>way</i> too sedentary and I felt the overwhelming urge to be around people every day—have somewhere to be …

The Boy Scouts Banned My Church Because We Support Gays

The congregation that I serve, Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, is an incredibly diverse place. We have various racial and ethnic groups. Our …