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LITERATURE - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Victoria Beckham bids farewell to New York fashion week on a high

Victoria Beckham made her first appearance at New York fashion week a decade ago as a novelty act, but she leaves as a headline one.<p>Her Sunday morning catwalk show was her last before she joins London fashion week in September. That it is seen as a significant blow for New York fashion week is …

How Humans Sank New Orleans

Engineering put the Crescent City below sea level. Now, its future is at risk.<p>Below sea level. It’s a universally known topographical factoid about the otherwise flat city of New Orleans, and one that got invoked ad nauseam during worldwide media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic …

Made in China: every new video game you love

The unseen labor behind the video game industry’s biggest titles.<p>End credits for video games used to be simple affairs. The closing credits of <i>Super</i> …

Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine

Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded …

Market Capitalization

Facial-Recognition Systems Struggle to ID Dark-Skinned Women

Facial-recognition systems only misidentified lighter-skinned men 1 percent of the time; that shot up to 35 percent for darker-skinned women, MIT …