Eugene Wei

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Prenup Is a Four-Letter Word

On the corner of my lawyer’s desk was a red button marked “No.” It was the type you might find in a display of gag gifts, next to the Whoopee cushions and boxing nun action figures.<p>My 18-month-old son, Jamie, was on my lap, fussing and squirming with enough force that I was struggling to remain …

Love

"Explanations" of Male Dominance

<i>Published in 1986,</i> Women's Work, Men's Property: The Origins of Gender and Class<i>, edited by Stephanie Coontz and Peta Henderson, comprises five</i> …

Gender

Harasser Harvey and Neo-Nazi Milo Are a Study in Blog Rage Contrasts

Two controversies from last week — the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment accusations, and the exposure of Milo Yiannopoulos’s neo-Nazi ties — …

Harvey Weinstein

Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians

The "Blade Runner" universe is visually Asian, so where are the Asian people?<p>The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in <i>Blade Runner</i> is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> picks up decades after the original film—a sort of post-post-apocalypse, more vividly, and …

Science Fiction

Seeing Through Police

One knows to walk toward where police are standing, where they mark the significance of something else: a parade, a concert, a demonstration, or an …

Justice

The Absurdity of the Nobel Prizes in Science

They distort the nature of the scientific enterprise, rewrite its history, and overlook many of its most important contributors.<p>This morning, physicists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish received the Nobel Prize for Physics, for their discovery of gravitational waves—distortions in the …

Science

Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks

The agony and the ecstasy of America’s favorite chain restaurant<p><b>In the fall of 1889,</b> when he was 41 years old, the painter Paul Gauguin was brutally, furiously alone. Famous now for his saturated, almost hallucinatory paintings of life in Tahiti, at the time he was living in Brittany, still two …

Restaurants

Braves GM drama shows it's time to put an end to sports fans' sense of entitlement - CBSSports.com

The system is rigged to benefit ownership and punish labor, and that's unacceptable<p>The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that general manager John …

Atlanta Braves

Saving the World From the Code Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we make software—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at …

Programming

The Seven Pillars of Running Wisdom

<b>1. Running is good for you “in moderation,” which is defined as “a lot more than you’re doing.”</b><p>Some of my most passionately debated posts were written in response to the surge of “running too much will kill you” stories that flooded the media between 2012 and 2014. As a runner and running …

University of Calgary

Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You

<i>[Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency. I was not compensated by any party to write this. The views expressed below</i> …

Bitcoin

The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …

Elections

How Football Stopped Being Fun

We are living in the golden age of failed completions, a statistic as grim as it sounds. Tracked by Football Outsiders, failed completions occur when …

New England

Whole Foods Shows What Economists Don't Know

Was Amazon's price cut a good idea? Econ 101 won't tell you.<p>Whole Foods is providing the world with a very interesting economics lesson. Immediately after Amazon bought the upscale grocery store chain, it cut prices substantially for many items on the shelves. As a result, sales have boomed by …

Economics

Game: Interrupted

How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement.<p><i>This story appears in ESPN The</i> …

Feminism

The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea

During the summer of 2010, Iggy Azalea lived free of charge in a guest house in Los Angeles, courtesy of Polow Da Don. As the producer behind …

Iggy Azalea

[FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI

<i>[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.]</i><p>We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of Artificial …

Moore's Law

Good Forecasting Takes Strong Nerves

1/ The Arthur Clarke hazards of forecasting principle says that forecasting can fail because of either failure of imagination, or failure of nerve.<p>2/ …

Three wild speculations from amateur quantitative macrohistory

<i>Note: As usual, these are my personal guesses and opinions, not those of my employer.</i><p>In How big a deal was the Industrial Revolution?, I looked for …

Economics

Reconstruction of a Train Wreck: How Priming Research Went off the Rails

<b>Authors: Ulrich Schimmack, Moritz Heene, and Kamini Kesavan</b><p><b>Abstract:</b><br>We computed the R-Index for studies cited in Chapter 4 of Kahneman’s book …

Teller (of Penn & Teller) on Revealing Magic Tricks

Photo by Peter Yang for Esquire.<p>The magicians Penn & Teller are in New York this summer performing <i>Penn & Teller On Broadway</i>. In a conversation with …

Centrism: A Moderate Manifesto

<i>Turning and turning in the widening gyre</i> <i><br>The falcon cannot hear the falconer;</i> <i><br>Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;</i> <br>W. B. Yeats<p>Centrism. It’s a …

T.S. Eliot

Definite optimism as human capital

In a brief essay, Anton Howes asks: “Is innovation in human nature?” That is to say, do people have some natural stock of innovative capacity, …

Science Fiction Movies

Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is a Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art

On Saturday night, after Hurricane Harvey made landfall but just before the floodwaters began to rise in Houston, a large portion of America gave its …

Should we build lots more housing in San Francisco? Three reasons people disagree

Some people, such as YIMBYs, advocate building lots more housing in San Francisco. Their basic argument is:Housing in SF is the priciest in the …

Housing

Why Do I Love Watching Someone Else’s Movie on an Airplane?

Everybody has a different opinion about the best way to watch a film. Some people seek out the biggest possible screen and trek to the nearest IMAX …

The Fastest Marathon Ever Run* — Nike’s #Breaking2 - Eephus

At 1:30am on a Friday night this past May, curious viewers could open a YouTube stream hosted by Nike and see Eliud Kipchoge steadily clicking off …

Compression Decompressedor, Making Things Smaller: A Visual Introduction

Compression is everywhere. It's used to more efficiently store data on hard drives, send TV signals, transmit web pages like this one, stream Netflix …

'The Bling Ring,' Recontextualized in Post-Election America - Vague Visages • Wave Faces

‘The Bling Ring,’ Recontextualized in Post-Election America<p>Sofia Coppola’s <i>The Bling Ring</i> takes place in 2008-09 and was released in theaters in 2013. …

Sex, Drugs, and the Inside Lane: Recapping the 2017 World Championships of Track

<b>Nicholas Thompson:</b> Malcolm, hello! Welcome back from vacation. And also welcome to WIRED.com! We’ve been chatting about Olympic and World …

Olympics