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Why the Drudge Report is one of the best designed sites on the web

Jun 9, 2018<br>2:09 PM<p>As he leaves Canada for Singapore, the U.S. president says he’ll be able to make a snap judgement on whether the North Korean leader is playing him or is serious about giving up nuclear weapons.<p>Jun 9, 2018<br>12:44 PM<p>After years of suffering and pain, the No. 1 player in women’s …

North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.<p>At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric Clapton fan but is also said to keep an eye on the …

North Korea

Should Tech Designers Go With Their Guts — Or the Data?

For many tech companies, design is no longer subjective. Instead, it’s all about the data. Analytics click and hum behind the scenes, measuring the …

Twitter Is Weird—and Other Things Fatherhood Taught Me

Lessons from using the Internet like a normal person, not an obsessive information consumer<p>It was about 11 am on August 29 when, as always happens in the movies but rarely happens in real life, my wife's water broke, and she went into labor.<p>Then it was today, November 1, and I returned to work.<p>For …

Confessions of a Drone Warrior

He was an experiment, really. One of the first recruits for a new kind of warfare in which men and machines merge. He flew multiple missions, but he never left his computer. He hunted top terrorists, saved lives, but always from afar. He stalked and killed countless people, but could not always …

Osama Bin Laden

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

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How the iPod President Crashed: Obama's Broken Technology Promise

In the 2008 election, President Obama’s advisers talked of their boss’s belief that it was time for an “iPod government.” Obama, a technology addict …

The Fed’s Last Troublemaker

When Daniel Tarullo ar­rived at the Fed­er­al Re­serve Board in Janu­ary 2009, the eco­nomy was still in a free fall. The coun­try had shed 3.6 …

The New Republic on Mayoral Election 1993 | The New Republic

<b>The End of the Rainbow</b><p>November 1, 1993<p><i>If polls are to be believed, next Tuesday will see the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York. As</i> The …

Cool and childhood: How cool evolves from grade school to high school to adulthood.

Hi, guys. I was totally cool in school. Haha. Um, house party. That song about the milkshake? Ten fingers!<p>Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.<p>No, …

Trapped Inside the Novel

I wonder how many people share the experience described by David Shields in <i>Reality Hunger</i>, of tackling some large novel, a work essentially …

Relationship Status: Call My Lawyer

As he built TechCrunch into a multi-million-dollar empire, blogger-investor Michael Arrington became a one-man nexus of power in Silicon Valley. Now he’s on the defensive, denying accusations that he raped an ex-girlfriend and abused two other women. Welcome to the dark side of the Information …

Little Big Man

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb calls himself an “activist investor,” but even in the rough-and-tumble financial world, his tactics—nasty, personal attacks on C.E.O.’s and colleagues—are considered extreme. After nearly losing his Third Point fund, in 2008, Loeb has come roaring back, …

The PR plan behind Ronan Farrow's incredible career | Michael Wolff

Mia Farrow's wunderkind now arrives with piquant speculation about Frank Sinatra's paternity. So why are we being played?<p>For the inordinately ambitious, helping to build your offspring's resume is as pressing and critical as arranging a propitious marriage has been in certain societies (today's …

Footballers Describe Nightmarish Treatment

Qatar, the host of the 2022 soccer World Cup, is spending a lot of money to attract players and coaches. SPIEGEL spent time with a handful who have …

Waiting for the Next Great Technology Critic

For well over a decade, the two most influential voices about consumer technology have been a sixty-six-year-old man who lives just outside of Washington, D.C. and a fifty-year-old man who resides in Westport, Connecticut. The former, Walt Mossberg, defined what it means to be a mainstream gadget …

Why I Quit Major League Baseball

After Mariano Rivera, unarguably the greatest closer in baseball history, announced in March that this season would be his last, a fanfare accompanied his arrival at every stadium—a season-long celebration of Rivera’s retirement. It would be correct to say that I also retired from baseball, but it …

Anthony Weiner vs. The New York Times

When the former Congressman told our Marshall Sella that he’d “probably get elected mayor” of New York if the Internet didn’t exist, he was actually onto something. Now it appears Weiner has a bone to pick with the Paper of Record, too.<p>Here is just one small, possibly illustrative, sideshow of …

Interactives: The Girl in the Closet: Day 1

Earlier this year, she graduated from high school at age 20 and enrolled at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, a few miles from the rural …

My Life As a Young Thug

We were beefing with these guys called the Puma Boys. It was 1976, and I lived in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and these guys were from my neighborhood. At …

Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

Arcade Fire's stellar and all-too-short performance at Capitol Studios wasn't listed on the band's official tour. It was meant to be an intimate show for friends, family and public radio fans, broadcast live across the U.S. on NPR and in Canada on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). The …

Gambling with Civilization

The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World<p>by William D. Nordhaus<p>Yale University Press, 378 pp., $30.00<p>1.<p>Forty years ago …

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 …