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The Uber Economy

Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?<p>In the last few years, Uber has gone through a life cycle that once took successful companies decades to complete—from start-up to upstart, from pushy disruptor to pushy …

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Doing It By the Book – Understanding the 1997 Ford Taurus

You know I am the Hooniversal European Editor, when I go <i>ga ga</i> over a <b>1997 Ford Taurus</b>. Yeah, the ovoid Taurus must be one of the most mundane things …

Audi Design Undergoing Massive Shakeup

Sweeping changes are happening at Audi design, we’re hearing from our sources. Chief designer Wolfgang Egger is executing a number of high-level personnel changes at Audi’s Ingolstadt design studio, while hiring new designers from SEAT, Alfa Romeo, and elsewhere. Former Bentley chief designer Dirk …

Out on the Ice

Brian Burke isn't just a legend of the NHL. He's a fists-up, knock-your-teeth-out gladiator. But when his hockey-loving son came out of the closet and died soon after, he was thrust into a strange new role: advocate for gays in a macho sports culture. He's no cheerleader—he looks like he hates …

The Surprisingly Serious Quest to Make Muggle Quidditch a Real Sport

At this weekend's Quidditch World Cup VI, more than 1,500 players will unite to play the semi-ridiculous Harry Potter-inspired game and support its effort to be recognized.<p>"I've had my shoulder thrown out from an illegal tackle. I've had my lips busted open more times than I can count. I had a …

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?