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The Media Tried To Game The Machines and You'll Never Guess What Happened Next (Facebook Won)

Just five years ago, not only was it possible for a reputable outlet to flatly characterize Upworthy—a website that didn’t make much but a system for …

Social Media

The People Who Would Survive Nuclear War

How an appendix to an obscure government report helped launch a blockbuster and push back the possibility of atomic war<p>Somehow, some way, nuclear war is once again a live possibility. The most startling incident came earlier this month when a state employee accidentally clicked the wrong choice in …

Irish in Vancouver divided amid claims of violence and rowdiness

Community is at odds over the alleged behaviour of students over for the summer<p>about an hour ago<p>Some Irish students spending the summer in Vancouver, …

University of British Columbia

On the Slyly Subversive Writing of E.M. Forster

E.M. Forster conceived of <i>A Room with a View</i> in 1901, when he was 22. Months after graduation from Cambridge, marooned with his mother in a dreary …

Literature

Confessions of women forced to provide sex to Soviet troops:The Asahi Shimbun

GIFU--Harue Sato faced a stark decision as a 20-year-old living in China in the chaotic aftermath of Japan's defeat in World War II.<p>She was told to …

The Las Vegas Massacre Report and the Rise of Second Amendment Nihilism

A document, recently released—“LVMPD Criminal Investigative Report of the 1 October Mass Casualty Shooting,” to give it its official name—offering the local-police-department summary of the Las Vegas gun massacre of last year, makes for reading that is both hallucinatory and tragic, and in another …

Guns

Patricia Lockwood: Rachel Cusk takes off

The pleasure of this project is a rare one: it is the pleasure of a person figuring out exactly what she ought to be doing. Here is the exhilaration …

The Bugs Are Winning

Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria<p>by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill<p>Harvard University Press, 246 pp., $29.95<p>I never knew my …

What Happened in Vegas

It is Monday evening, less than 24 hours after Stephen Paddock — an isolated, shadowy 64-year-old retired tax auditor and postal worker from …

We’re the Good Guys, Right?

Marvel’s first hit, Iron Man, was released in 2008, just as the surge in Iraq was coming to a close. This marked the end of the hot wars of the Bush …

Captain America

Muddy River | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

<b>Translated and with an introduction by Andrew Murakami-Smith</b><p><i>Cornell’s Asian Studies Department has awarded the 2015 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation</i> …

From Herat to Homs, the Western left’s decades-long zeal for Russian bombs

In March 1980, the <i>Sunday Times</i> published an article on events in Kabul titled, "Tricks and terror in the KGB's Afghan duel." Its author, Anthony …

The Real Story of the Hawaiian Missile Crisis

On January 13th, 2018, the residents of Hawaii picked up their phones to find a warning: a missile would be hitting the islands imminently. Sean Flynn found out what people do when they think they only have moments left to live.<p>January 13, 8:07 a.m.<p><b>Vern Miyagi has two cell phones</b>, personal and …

Novichok: the deadly story behind the nerve agent in Sergei Skripal spy attack

Against the backdrop of Salisbury’s beautiful cathedral, a new word recently gained global notoriety. But the three people who had the right to know …

All I Wanted Was to Work in Tech. Be Careful What You Wish For.

What happened to me after I quit my job in restaurants and went to work in tech. by Jon MeyerI was willing to do anything to be a part of Seattle's …

Denied ‘assisted life,’ chronically-ill Ontario man is offered death instead: lawsuit

An Ontario hospital that wants to discharge a suicidal man with a crippling brain disease threatened to start charging him $1,800 a day, and …

Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 2003

‘When I got into rock ‘n’ roll, I didn’t even think I had any option or alternative. It showed me where my future was, just like some people know …

Bob Dylan

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Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football

MADISON, Ind. — An hour’s drive from Louisville, perched along the Ohio River, sits the prettiest little town.<p>Madison, population 12,000, has won awards for its beauty. Best Main Street. One of the top 20 romantic towns in Indiana. One of 12 distinctive destinations in the United States, according …

The Night Tony Soprano Disappeared

With James Gandolfini's sudden death at 51, GQ looks back at the show that made him famous and made HBO a powerhouse, that gave birth to a television revolution that would eventually spawn everything from Mad Men to Breaking Bad to House of Cards and turn ours into the cable-auteur generation. …

Sam Nunberg's Spectacular Stunt

The former Trump aide says he received a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller—and then responded with a blustering, baffling series of live appearances on cable television.<p>“By the way, you know I’m the number one trending person on Twitter?”<p>It was just after 8 p.m. on Monday night, and the …

Donald Trump

A Horrifying Path to America for Hotel Workers

Racida Eslabon came to the U.S. expecting to send money back home to the Philippines. She still hasn’t told her mother what happened after she arrived.<p>Four people in need of work went to the first meeting and gave the man money, but Racida Eslabon was the only one who made it to the United States. …

Employment

Paris Review - Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists

A Fatal Mistake | The Sinking of the El Faro

The transcript of Captain Michael Davidson’s distress call on October 1, 2015.<p>The operator put Davidson on hold and then the line went dead. Captain …

U.S. Coast Guard Investigation Board Releases Transcripts from El Faro Hearing

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation has completed its review of the transcripts for the first public hearing session into the loss of …

Coast Guard

Greenland Is Melting

The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.<p>I<p>Not long ago, I attended a memorial service on top of the Greenland ice sheet for a man I did not know. The service was an intimate affair, with only four …

Larissa MacFarquhar | The New Yorker

As her subjects have expanded, her audience has, too, but visibility has its drawbacks.<p>The tools we use to help us think—from language to smartphones—may be part of thought itself.<p>As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?<p>Ashbery liked that each reader read his …

Social Justice