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Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and the Myth of the Solitary Artist

Jim Jarmusch is among the rarest and most precious filmmakers of our time, because, at his best—as he is in his new film, “Paterson”—he conjures an entire world of his own imagination. He does so with his wry and tamped-down tone, his loping rhythms, his puckishly frontal compositions, his worn-in …

Dish Network’s subscriber losses are going to get a lot worse

Subscriber losses at DISH Network continue to pile up. The satellite TV provider lost 116,000 subscribers last quarter. Comparatively, rivalAT&T's DirecTV added 323,000 subscribers during the same period.<p>But there's one factor masking DISH Network's subscriber losses. Its over-the-top Sling TV …

The Sudden But Well-Deserved Fall of Rahm Emanuel

It’s hard to remember a time when Rahm Emanuel wasn’t a Democratic Party superstar. Go back to 1991, when the thirty-two-year-old took over fund-raising for Bill Clinton. He was soon renowned for making the staff come to work on Sundays, shrieking into the phone to donors things like “Five thousand …

Trend Upsetters: 10 Essential Sparks Songs

Like many, I first discovered Sparks by accident. In the summer of 1981, when I was 6, I got my first hit of Beatlemania—partly due to the pervasive residual mourning of John Lennon’s death, but largely on account of “Stars on 45”, a chart-topping Dutch novelty record that stitched together …

Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life

Biofuel

Interviews Archive

The Interface Layer: Where Design Commoditizes Tech

A new cohort of design-driven companies are adding a layer of convenience between us and the underlying services and utilities that improve our …

Baseball America's top ten Royals prospects

Earlier this morning, Baseball America has officially released their Royals Top 10 prospects for 2015. This list made its workings on the internet on …

Immediacy vs. importance: The tension underlying how the NYTimes.com homepage gets made

In this excerpt of her new book — based on months spent observing the inner workings of the Times’ newsroom — Nikki Usher shows how some of digital news’ most important real estate gets allocated, minute by minute.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Nieman Lab friend and contributor Nikki Usher is out with a remarkable …

The newsonomics of David Pogue and the Pujols Effect

Is the economic power of star journalists growing or shrinking? Depends on the news organization.<p>Divorces can be such fun, especially media divorces.<p>This week, David Pogue and The New York Times split after 13 years. Last month, The Wall Street Journal couldn’t renew their vows with Walt Mossberg …

“An opera of breasts”: But I really did love putting the stories in Playboy!

I was hired to revive the literary tradition of an adult magazine. By the author of “The Affairs of Others”<p>“It’s all assholes! <i>Naked</i> assholes!” The sixty-something woman, New England born and bred, well assembled with a Roman profile and bright coral lipstick, was apoplectic. The dinner party had …

“The Godfather” and Style

As I noted here last week, the first two “Godfather” movies may well have conquered the shaggy spirit of their day with a revived and narrowed naturalism—one that has since found fertile ground on cable television. But there’s an enduring vision and aesthetic yearning at the core of Francis Ford …

Cash on the Pinhead

Last month, Damon Krukowski and I discussed Spotify, the public exit of Nigel Godrich and Thom Yorke from that platform, and the various challenges facing musicians who do or don’t want to participate in similar streaming services. Toward the end of the discussion, Damon and I both hinted at the …

The Future of the Desktop — Rendering the Operating System Irrelevant?

Xerox Star<p>There are few more enduring manifestations of user interface technology than that of the Graphical User Interface Desktop. Pioneered by …

Business Development

Men in Crisis

Mad Men's curious, frustrating, and ultimately disappointing sixth season<p>Do you remember the good old days, when things were simpler? A dashing young …

TV

Digg Reader: how a small team raided Google's trash to build an RSS tool for the modern world

Making old tech cool again<p>"We’re the kings of 2007!" said Andrew McLaughlin, CEO of Digg, as we opened beers on a Friday afternoon in the Digg-anchored corner of Betaworks, the high-ceilinged West Village startup incubator where attempts are underway to revive a brand that peaked more than five …

Stalling digital growth might be a good thing for the music industry

The music industry hasn’t been short of good-news stories in 2013. In April, the IFPI announced that global recorded music trade revenues increased …

Overheard At The New Music Seminar #NMS2013

• Matt Harmon of Beggars Group: "An indie label looks for artists because they have real interest in music."<br>• @bryancalhoun: "If you dont geo-target & …

Is Phish a Great Band?

The case for the jam icons, 30 years into their career<p>On December 2, 1983, a four-piece band called Blackwood Convention played its first-ever show …

University of Chicago

The Consequences of Caring

From his daughter's passion for the Cup-less Kings to his own for the aged Celtics, Bill Simmons gets a refresher course in disappointment<p>My daughter …

Mad Men

What Digg’s Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: GigaOM<p>Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be …

Sunrise raises $2.2 million to keep building the ultimate calendar app

Can the best Google Calendar client make any money?<p>Calendars are boring, a static list of events on a grid with no brains of its own. Until recently, it wasn't even possible to reliably sync events to an iPhone, so how could we expect a next generation of intelligent calendar features? Google came …

Fan TV revealed: is this the set-top box we’ve been waiting for?

Built in secret, Fanhattan is finally showing off its Yves Behar-designed device to the world.<p>In June 2011, a Silicon Valley startup released a well received iOS app named Fanhattan to serve as a central place for finding streaming video. More recently, Fanhattan brought its service to the web. But …

Before Sunrise inspiration: Before Midnight is dedicated to Amy Lehrhaupt, who inspired the series.

If you stick around through the closing credits of <i>Before Midnight</i>, the latest film in the trilogy that also includes <i>Before Sunrise</i>and <i>Before …

Jimmy Fallon's Wonderful 'Game of Thrones' Parody Previews Late Night's New King

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Jimmy Fallon released a brilliant <i>Game of Thrones</i> parody on Friday's episode of <i>Late Night</i> and, …