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At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des Moines, Zhang found a structural protein capable of preventing retroviruses like H.I.V. from …Biology
Netflix's hit show "Narcos" pretends to be culturally sensitive and historically accurate, but it is actually the opposite, and worse.American Culture
UK festival release 16 October 2014 (London Film Festival Surprise Film) / UK cinema release 11 March 2016 tbc
Charlie Kaufman & Duke …Film (UK)
My interview with Justin McLeod was winding down when I tossed out one last question: “Have you ever been in love?”
The baby-faced chief executive had designed Hinge, which was a new dating app. My question was an obvious throwaway.
Justin looked stricken. No one, he said, had ever asked him that in …Journalism
“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.” —Konstantin TsiolkovskyHumanity traveling to the stars is an ancient …Science Fiction
I’d like to explain how most modern economists think about wealth redistribution. If you discuss welfare, taxes or inequality with an economist, you’re bound to run into a concept called the equity-efficiency tradeoff. It’s the idea that there’s a fundamental tradeoff between the size of the …Wealth
The first time I saw my boss, Nate Silver, give a talk was at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. As usual, he was going on …Golden State Warriors
A milestone in marketing stupidity has been reached.
According to a September report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, a majority of consumer spending (51%) …
The gospel around here at Story Studio is to deliver a compelling, immersive, evocative VR experience by telling a great story. As a studio founded …Virtual Reality
Disruptive Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry
The silicon transistor continues to be at the heart of post-PC era products like the smartphone, …
What are corporations made of? Well, mostly not buildings and machines and property and such anymore. Most of their value comes from brands, patents, ideas and other intangibles.
James E. Malackowski, chief executive officer of Ocean Tomo, the intriguingly named merchant bank that assembled this …University of Toronto
Trevor Bauer was one of the most “in the band” pitchers in 2013-14. (via Erik Daniel Drost)
Hitting a baseball — I’ve said it a thousand times — is …Bands
When you come up through the ranks as a young lefty starter, you learn about the importance of the changeup. By breaking away from the right-handed …Jon Lester
Josh Luber is a "sneakerhead," a collector of rare or limited sneakers. With their insatiable appetite for exclusive sneakers, these tastemakers …Marketing
Why “Is the Islamic State Muslim?” is a trick question
“The question of how Islamic is ISIS … is actually a bit of a trick question,” said Dalia Mogahed, the research director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Even so, it’s one that has defined discussion of the group and its …Religion
What separates the women from the men.
In 1997, I realized one of my childhood dreams. (Not the one where I’m being chased by Count Chocula.) I flew to New York from Chicago, where I was working as a performer at Second City, to interview for a writing position at “Saturday Night Live.” It seemed …Humour
That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: 😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ …Emoji
When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don't worry immediately about the cold. Your first thought is that you've just dented your bumper. Your second is that you've failed to bring a shovel. Your third is that you'll be late for dinner. Friends are …Blood Vessels
The fine points of journalistic investigation are often thrilling to observe in the new movie “Spotlight,” nowhere more so than in the document-centered work by which reporters coax information from the government. Set mainly in 2001, the movie unfolds the work done by a quartet of reporters at the …Journalism
Anti-doping science has been through a revolution, with the introduction of “biological passports” for athletes. But this week’s scandal in Russia shows that technology alone cannot keep sports clean.
Track and field athletics is back in the news — for all the wrong reasons. On Monday, an …Blood Doping
Commenting on the debate over Halloween costumes seems freshly risky this week, but the subject has been on my mind since I read this New York Times …Activism
Working on “The Power Broker” — researching it, writing it — took me seven years, and when I finished I was sure I never wanted to see it again. For a long time after it was published (in 1974, 40 years ago), for a couple of decades probably, I never opened the book. When, more recently, I …Long Island
Momofuku CCDC and Milk Bar, which opened last Friday in CityCenterDC, are, jointly, the most hotly anticipated restaurant openings of …
For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.
Japanese whisky was once considered a …
One of the very few filmmakers we deeply cherish above almost all others and whose work we hold in the greatest esteem is Jean-Pierre Melville, the …Hong Kong
The New York Times’ Nail Salons Series Was Filled with Misquotes and Factual Errors. Here’s Why That Matters. (Part 1)
A two-part series in The New York Times on nail salons has brought sweeping changes to an industry dominated by Korean and Chinese immigrants. Written …New York State
Yearning. Desire. Treachery. Betrayal. Heartbreak. Oh, and sex addiction.
Daniel Jones, who edits The Times’s Modern Love column has heard — or read — about it all in the 11 years he’s been editing the weekly column.
Here he talks about love, loss, book deals and the interesting question of what …Relationships
Ever since Grant's Interest Rate Observer criticized Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) a couple months ago, the company has attracted a lot skepticism …Valeant Pharmaceuticals