Eugene Wei

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The Best Dishwasher

The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher cleans as well as any dishwasher, but beats its peers with whisper-quiet cycles and flexible loading options, …

What Happened to Google Maps?

Paul Westerberg Remembers Prince: 'I Can't Think of Anyone Better'

Replacements frontman recalls late star's impact on Minneapolis scene<p><i>Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg was a teenage punk-rocker when he had his first life-altering experience listening to Prince. Decades later, after playing the same clubs as the late star and recording frequently at Paisley</i> …

Entertainment

The Feed Is Dying

The feed is dying. The reverse-chronological social media feed — the way you’ve read Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (which is to say, the …

Social Media

“Isn’t This Funnier?” New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode

On December 4, 2013, I was sitting around a conference table on the Fox lot getting notes on the table draft of <i>New Girl</i> episode 315 — an episode that …

Love

An unfashionable defence of convenience

Undoubtedly the big food industry news this week concerned the decision by Mars to label a number of their products as being only suitable for …

Food

London's naked restaurant is so popular that nearly 4,000 people are on the waiting list

A new pop-up restaurant coming to central London this summer will give diners the option to eat in the nude.<p>The Bunyadi, which is opening in June for three months, will be split into clothed and unclothed sections, and even feature staff in the nude with certain body parts covered up, Time Out …

Food & Dining

David Foster Wallace’s Perfect Game

“Tennis” is a wonderful word in the sense that it never really existed. That is, although the game is French to the core—not one but two of France’s early kings died at the tennis courts, and the Republic was born on one, with the Tennis Court Oath—the French never called it that, tennis. They …

Literature

A Question of Privilege

My university-aged daughter is always telling me about the “privilege” that people like me have and how it makes it impossible for me to understand …

Gender

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain - Issue 35: Boundaries

We have long deemed ourselves to be at the pinnacle of cognitive abilities among animals. But that is different from being at the pinnacle of …

Paradoxes

The sugar conspiracy

Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that …

Conspiracies

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

Scientific Research

School Is To Submit

Most animals in the world can’t be usefully domesticated. This isn’t because we can’t eat their meat, or feed them the food they need. It is because …

Agriculture

Some Strategies of Bot Poetics

Introduction<p>I think that Twitterbots are the most important development in contemporary poetry. Twitterbots are combining avant-garde conceptual …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Work

The Future of Work: Why Wages Aren’t Keeping Up<p><i>by Robert Solow</i><p>One of the more puzzling and damaging features of the American labor market in the last …

Economics

Swim. Bike. Cheat?

SQUAMISH, British Columbia — The race was tough and the conditions dreadful — 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2 miles of running, mostly in freezing rain — but Susanne Davis crossed the Ironman Canada finish line last July certain that she had won her category, women aged …

Running

The Largest Analysis of Dialogue by Gender, Ever

from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age<p>Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing …

Gender

Last Film, Best Film?

A friend and fellow-critic, Forrest Cardamenis, recently tweeted a mention of something that I wrote some time ago: “If you think that someone’s first or second film in a long career is their best, you don’t really like their work. Artists grow.” I’m glad he did so, because the idea hints at vistas …

Movies

The tragedy of James Bond

When Labour’s shadow business secretary Angela Eagle described Michael Gove’s recent remarks on the post-Brexit prospects for UK trade as ‘utopian …

James Bond

Is Justin Timberlake a Product of Cumulative Advantage?

As anyone who follows the business of culture is aware, the profits of cultural industries depend disproportionately on the occasional outsize success — a blockbuster movie, a best-selling book or a superstar artist — to offset the many investments that fail dismally. What may be less clear to …

Justin Timberlake

How We Learn Fairness

A pair of brown capuchin monkeys are sitting in a cage. From time to time, their caretakers give them tokens, which they can then exchange for food. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that capuchin monkeys prefer grapes to cucumbers. So what happens when unfairness strikes—when, in exchange for …

Artificial Intelligence

The Walking Dead: Anarchy, State, and Zombie Dystopia

Now closing its sixth season, AMC's <i>The Walking Dead</i> has received the highest ratings of any cable drama ever, and its writing and acting have been …

The Walking Dead

The state has lost control: tech firms now run western politics

By now, the fact that transatlantic democratic capitalism, once the engine of postwar prosperity, has run into trouble can hardly be denied by anyone with the courage to browse a daily newspaper.<p>Hunger, homelessness, toxic chemicals in the water supply, the lack of affordable housing: all these …

Capitalism

Welcome to the Virtual Age

I first read Robert A. Heinlein’s 1939 short story “Misfit” when I was a teenager just getting into science fiction, and while I’ve long forgotten …

Books

Shut Up About Harvard

A focus on elite schools ignores the issues most college students face.<p>It’s college admissions season, which means it’s time once again for the …

Higher Education

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton

Listening to the youth vote doesn't always lead to disaster<p>I was disappointed to hear that <i>Rolling Stone</i> had endorsed Hillary Clinton, but I also understood. In many ways, the endorsement by my boss and editor, Jann Wenner, read like the result of painful soul-searching, after this very magazine had …

Bill Clinton

What works?

Evidence-based policy is very much in fashion at the moment in all departments of government. Of course it's a good idea; the main argument for it is …

Don't Ship the Org Chart

In a previous newsletter I laid out how product management organizations tend to evolve as startups grow. Today I’d like to share more about what I …

How well online dating works, according to someone who has been studying it for years

A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange. Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder. On her screen, images of men appeared and …

Relationships

Plato and the Groundhog

Michael Ventimiglia<p>People are always surprised when I mention my favorite holiday. There’s no party in Times Square. No fireworks or barbeques. It …