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The other day the Washington Post ran an excerpt from Caron Butler’s forthcoming book, which includes his telling of what happened in the Wizards …Guns
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Email is one of those things that’s just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who …Email
Child: Can I have this?
Child: Ah, perhaps I’ve miscommunicated. I’m asking for it because I want it.
Me: I understood that, …Kids
The email that changed Bruce Levenson's life arrived on a mild Maryland evening in June 2014 just as he was settling into a dinner of fresh local crab. It was from Michael Gearon Jr., his partner in ownership of the Atlanta Hawks for more than a decade. The subject line read "re Danny …Atlanta
On Saturday, at 2:08 A.M. local time, an American AC-130 began to bomb a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), in Kunduz, Afghanistan. According to accounts from doctors and nurses, the air strike continued for more than an hour, in fifteen-minute waves. The hospital …Hospitals
When we say “accident,” we are saying deaths on our cities' streets are inevitable.The post Stop Calling My Daughter’s Death a Car Accident appeared …Transportation
I am not sure life was ever going to be long enough for Sarah Sumpter.
It is not so much that she died too young or that the cancer moved too quickly …Running
The main thing you should know about autonomous vehicles is that they are utterly inevitable.
The thing about covering tech, especially for a long time, is that you have these moments where you get to really reach out and touch the future. They’re rare. But you get to the point where you can …Google
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …Education
Jon Hendren is a longtime Something Awful writer who has improbably rebranded himself as a DevOps guru but is possibly best known for locking down the Twitter handle @fart (and for getting the guy from Smashmouth to eat a bunch of eggs). He may have just cemented his legacy, however, in an …Edward Snowden
Way, way back, at the start of Arsène Wenger’s first full season with Arsenal, a side that would win the Premier League and FA Cup double come the end of the campaign, endured a moment of the purest European misery. It was inflicted by underestimated Greek opponents. In the opening round of the …UEFA Champions League
It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and …
Even at 1080p, we don't have a clean 2x scale we can round down to. If I could go back in time I definitely would have picked something easier to …Art
Just because a concept can be rigorously codified doesn’t mean it’s the best way to learn it.
You’re reading this, so I’ll assume your English is …Mathematics
Jarrett Parker, I finished my Zito/Hudson lede three hours ago, and you're being rude. You sit right there and wait. Today is Zito/Hudson day. You …San Francisco Giants
“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which …Japan
You’ve put in your parking lot practice hours, but now it’s the moment of truth. Avoid these common errors to make sure you pass your driving test …Driving
About two years we featured a great selection of skull nickels, a numismatic curiosity where miniature bas relief sculptures are carved into coins, …Coin Collecting
Deep inside a Silicon Valley unicorn lurks a time bomb.
It is a peculiarity of venture capital financing that the engine that pumps money into a promising start-up can later cause the same start-up to self-destruct. With all the hoopla and debate over sky-high valuations of technology start-ups, it …Silicon Valley
Robert Lewandowski scored an incredible five goals in nine second-half minutes, including the league’s fastest hat-trick, to propel Bayern Munich to a sensational 5-1 victory over their title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.
Daniel Caligiuri gave the visitors the lead, but that was wiped out …Robert Lewandowski
Sarah Sumpter was 25 years old and it wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Young, elite athletes fly through space as if their bodies are structural …Bachelor's Degree
Adam Neumann bounded through the downtown Manhattan headquarters of WeWork, beaming as he pointed out the amenities of the open floor plan.
Over in the communal area, entrepreneurs mingled. Here was the shared kitchen, with cold-brew coffee and organic snacks. How cool is that? Over there was the …Startups
It's a lost season. There's a Padres series coming up. These two things go together like expense reports and hair in your food. Or food on your …San Francisco Giants
Between last_job and current_job I transitioned from a dev culture of pair programming to one of peer code review. It’s been an interesting …Code Reviews
Breaking Bad ends forever this Sunday, and while the show has repeatedly defied expectations over its five-season run, we do know a few things to be …Breaking Bad
One of the differences between being a CEO and a venture capitalist is that I obviously meet with many more CEOs now than I did then. As such, it has …Startups
The level design of Mario games often seems simple, while gradually and invisibly teaching the player what they should be doing and how they should be doing it. Ideas are introduced in a safe space, and then the safety nets are removed so the player can put those lessons into action before the …Game Design
Sept. 21, 2015
Sarah Sumpter, a 2012 All-American and two-sport Big West Conference Athlete of the Year at UC Davis, passed away Monday morning after …UC Davis
A state championship runner at Healdsburg High School and record-setter at UC Davis, Sarah Sumpter beat an eating disorder and competed in collegiate …UC Davis