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Reader, I Muted Him: The Narrative Possibilities of Networked Life

At the Edinburgh Festival in 2001, Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff grew so frustrated by the interruptions of cellphones and coughing that he left the …

Great Books

Diner Beware

How restaurants trick you into eating less and spending more

In the 1760s, Mathurin Roze de Chantoiseau opened a series of Parisian shops that boasted a curative consommé. Although the main draw was the broth, Roze’s establishments also set a new standard for dining out, with individual tables, …


Should You Tip on Takeout?

Americans feel strongly that tipping waiters and waitresses anything under 15% is perniciously cheap, yet most people seem equally certain that …

Drew Brees

Nerd Intersectionality

Infancy is not what it is cracked up to be. The child seems happy all the time to the adult, because the adult knows that the child is untouched by


The trolley and the psychopath

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A trolley carrying five school children is headed for a cliff. You happen to be standing at the switch, and you …


The Rise of the Mile-High Building

If you’ve sat in an airplane’s window seat, you know what the world looks like from a mile up. It’s that point during takeoff and landing when you …


NIMBYs in the twenty-first century

SINCE the publication of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", Thomas Piketty has won many plaudits for his work on inequality. The book has so far …

World Economy

The "decline" of marriage isn't a problem

For decades now, a dispute has raged between liberals and conservatives about whether the decline in marriage is a cause or a consequence of economic …


FT - John Gapper - The Tech Takeover

ALL AROUND, COMPANIES are no longer content to provide the machinery for consumer companies – they are serving the customers themselves.

Powered by …

Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, unless otherwise noted]

If going for a drive is like a mini vacation, then fast food is really just an excuse for us to eat outside of our normal diet when we're on holiday. Who else secretly thinks to themselves, We're going for a long ride on Saturday? Sweet,

Fast Food

6 Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Filmmaking

By DJ Roller | Indiewire March 24, 2015 at 9:30AM

"The leap from film to VR is even bigger than the leap from radio to film was."

From the Chauvet Cave …

Virtual Reality

The resume gap: Are different gender styles contributing to tech's dismal diversity?

Using Big Data to analyze men and women’s tech resumes, an expert finds a gender gap that has a big impact on hiring.

A couple of months back, one of my friends asked for feedback on her resume.

It was a beautifully presented document. She has strong experience in building software and building …


Lessons Learned Growing Consumer Products

Facebook’s developer conference, F8, is going on right now and I’m reminded of the early days of the company. They were the first company (as far as …

Product Development

James Meek · The Shock of the Pretty

We don’t need to have watched the previous forty episodes of the series (out of 85 aired so far, with another seven still to go) to guess that this …

Internet Media and the Fall of GigaOm: The Honest Broker for the Week of March 15, 2015 (Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality...)

Felix Salmon: First, the good news: 2014 was the year that digital media got big and got optimistic... bad for the second and third tier.... How huge …

Keynesian Economics

The Most Important Thing on the Internet Is the Screenshot

Screenshots never used to be this powerful.The post The Most Important Thing on the Internet Is the Screenshot appeared first on WIRED.


Tell these games what's wrong

New text-based browser games by Caelyn Sandel and Lydia Neon ask searching questions we may prefer not to answer. I have a hard time being honest with these bots, even though they promise to help.

For lots of us, digital space is more than just a practical tool -- it's a sense of home. When younger …


'Post Modern Skateboard' Has No Board Whatsoever

We're well into the 21st century, so perhaps it's not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major …


Watch Art Connoisseurs Unknowingly Analyze a $10 Print from IKEA

The value of art has been at the center of many heated debates, probably ever since the first piece was sold, only being surpassed by the debate on …


Holy shit snacks! Redditors find massive 'Archer' Easter egg

I'm not sure which is more impressive: the fact that the Archer series creators went through so much trouble to create such an elaborate Easter egg or the fact that someone was actually able to crack the multiple mind-bending puzzles needed to reveal it. And from the looks of things, we haven't even …

Easter Egg

Man v machine (again)

‘The Luddite anxiety has been dormant for many years but has recently enjoyed a resurgence’

I’m writing these words in York, the city in which, two …

Technological Change

First and Final Frames

Cloud Atlas

Police Dog Bites Black Man

Police Dog Bites Black ManStudies show that dogs reveal the hidden prejudices of the officers who deploy them. Photograph by Scott Olson / GettyThe …

Race & Ethnicity

Why Reënactments Never Work

Why Reënactments Never WorkDramatic recreations such as those in “The Jinx” are betrayals and debasements of the very stories their directors are …


You Think You Know Umami

You Think You Know UmamiPhotograph by Eddie Jim/Fairfax Media via Getty Although Americans have been using the word umami for the past decade and …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spring forward

IT WAS still snowing in the north-eastern United States, but two American rituals of seasonal renewal got underway on March 3rd. The first was the …


Bridgewater Is Said to Start Artificial-Intelligence Team

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest hedge fund manager is banking on machines.

Ray Dalio’s $165 billion Bridgewater Associates will start a new, …

Artificial Intelligence

Replacing Middle Management with APIs

There’s a trend in Silicon Valley startups to create a software layer in industries that were traditionally pure human services. Uber and Lyft have …


Rise of the Machines: Downfall of the Economy?

The party was packed with the usual collection of highly polished New York media and business types. (The entertainment highlight of the night for me …