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You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

Google’s trend charts of the phrase “Harlem Shake” are seismic. Almost no one looked for the words until Feb. 7, then searches surged faster than any term Google ever had, except for “Whitney Houston” after her death. A few weeks later, they fell close to zero.<p>Experts said the “Harlem Shake” …

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The Bad-Boy Brand

The Vice guide to the world.<p>Late in February, in the Ryugyong Chung Ju-yung Indoor Stadium, in Pyongyang, North Korea, ten thousand stiff-looking spectators in gray Mao suits gathered to watch a basketball game. Vice Media, the Brooklyn-based company, had arranged to have members of the Harlem …

John Lanchester · When did you get hooked?: Game of Thrones

The crucial contributing factor to this condition, which involves being both incredibly, outlandishly famous by serious-writer standards while also …

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Death of a Revolutionary

Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.<p>When Shulamith Firestone’s body was found late last August, in her studio apartment on the fifth floor of a tenement walkup on East Tenth Street, she had been dead for some days. She was sixty-seven, and she had battled …

Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy

Does there come a day in every man's life when he looks around and says to himself: I've got to weed out some of these owls? I can't be alone in …

Why is Science Behind a Paywall?

Scientists’ work follows a consistent pattern. They apply for grants, perform their research, and publish the results in a journal. The process is so …

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iPad and Record Mac Sales Boost Apple’s Quarterly Revenue to Highest Ever

Apple may have been fighting some lousy press in the past few weeks, but its third quarter earnings, released today, show that the company is still raking in cash. Apple might as well buy a currency printing press at this point: revenue was up 78% over last year, at $15.7 billion, with a profit of …