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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review: as a picture

<i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> is one hell of a risk.<p>More than two decades after <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i> was widely regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, Nintendo is doing the unthinkable with a direct sequel. There are no nebulous allusions to hidden …

Nintendo

Thanksgiving in Mongolia

My favorite game when I was a child was Mummy and Explorer. My father and I would trade off roles: one of us had to lie very still with eyes closed and arms crossed over the chest, and the other had to complain, “I’ve been searching these pyramids for so many years. When will I ever find the tomb …

Mongolia

Kanye West Knows You Think He Sounded Nuts on Kimmel

I survey the room. "I'm not sure it's a coincidence that you're cutting off the only two brown people in the whole bar," I say.<p>"I don't have a …

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway that abuts the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is one of the best places in Silicon Valley to spot a …

iPhone

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter

Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco’s financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders and firefighter poles, all dented and dinged, connected by gritty brown pylons. Yet for many in Silicon Valley, this playground is hallowed ground. …

I Am Canadian, A Reply to Bell’s Open Letter

Dear Mr. Cope,<p>Amongst your many traits as CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), tenacity, enthusiasm for your trade, and perseverance top the list. …

So where's the 5-inch iPhone?

Rumors of a bigger iPhone, though not as persistent as rumors of a less-expensive iPhone, have persisted for a couple of years now. While rumors of …

Creativity and Commerce - Magazine - Art in America

The relationship between creativity and commerce has always been vexed—perhaps never more so than today. Few would deny that the art world has grown …

The Arts

Obsessed with the Now: Douglas Rushkoff and the threat of 'Present Shock'

Douglas Rushkoff is a man ready to talk. As a media theorist, he has a lot of ideas about everything, and he’d like to share them with you. His new book, <i>Present Shock</i>, is his effort to describe "right now," whatever that is — and how we deal with it. What’s most surprising about the book is perhaps …

Douglas Rushkoff

The Luckiest Village in the World

It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them. (Well, almost all of them.) Instantly, Sodeto became known as …

Spain