Greg Chavez

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Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — The party that could be on the cusp of winning Iceland’s national elections on Saturday didn’t exist four years ago.<p>Its members are a collection of anarchists, hackers, libertarians and Web geeks. It sets policy through online polls — and thinks the government should do the …

Europe

How Chuck Berry Became the Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Artist of a Generation

Chuck Berry, the most influential rock ’n’ roll artist of a generation, will release his first new album in decades next year. On his 90th birthday, …

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far …

Google Assistant

The Perils of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

The series allowed children to build their own story—but it also created false perceptions about decision-making.<p>I should probably start by saying that I’m bad at decisions. Lots of people say that, I know. But most people have never agonized so deeply over which of two New York City apartments to …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Even Superlungs has to pay the pawn shop

Flexibility, power and control<p>There he is, on German TV in 1969 or at Glastonbury in ’71, a model of cool, lean and long-haired, the voices of Otis Redding, Chris Robinson and Ray LaMontagne rolled into one.<p>“The style of what he was doing, that kind of opening up, he had a flexibility and power and …

Guitar

You'll Want to Live In Logan Circle's New Hotel Mason & Rook

The Kimpton brand is on a roll right now: Morrison House in Alexandria is set to re-open with total facelift and new restaurant; The Palomar and the …

Washington D.C.

The prospects of Microsoft Word in the wiki-based world | Ars Technica

What will the future look like for office productivity behemoth Microsoft Word …<p>I was having dinner with friends the other day and we started talking …

Scientists seek to resurrect the aurochs, the extinct beast that inspired cave paintings

A tall, heavy beast with long, forward-curving horns faced down a smaller bull. Its head was held high as if in challenge. The smaller animal seemed to recoil in submission. Even the cave lion, the largest of predators, looked unlikely to challenge the dominant bull. Behind them a herd of giant …

Extinction

Millennials like socialism — until they get jobs

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about the rise of socialism.</b><p><i>Emily Ekins is a research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute.</i><p>Millennials are the only age group in America in which a majority …

Middle-class

Community Welcome Guide

1. Hello World<p>Welcome to the <i>OpenNMS community</i> - the place of the world’s first enterprise grade network management platform developed under the open …

The Conflicted Ideologies of a Black Panther-Turned-Counterterrorism Informant

<i>(T)ERROR</i> is the story of a 62-year-old former Black Panther who now works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is the first documentary to follow a covert terrorism sting as it unfolds. In this short excerpt from the film, we meet "Shariff," who has been an FBI informant for decades, helping …

Does ‘artisanal’ equal ‘special’? Why we’re so ready to believe that it does.

The beards said it all, really.<p>Long and well groomed, attached to handsome young faces, they were the beards of men who worked the land. The beards of men who built things with their own hands, which, we all surmised, were callused, but clean. Those beards told a story about a New York-made brand …

artisanal

Fifteen hours with Fabio

Published on December 23, 2015<p>THE BASE OF FABIO’S DRIVEWAY, Saturday, 6:47 a.m.<p>I ’m having second thoughts. This isn’t just a quick interview. I’ve signed up for a 15-hour road trip with the romance novel king. Sal and Dean. Thelma and Louise. Me and Fabio. What on Earth are we going to talk about …

Dancing with the Stars

My climb out of poverty wouldn’t be possible today

These days, when I open the newspaper or turn on the news, I see my past. The policy debates currently raging in this country — about welfare and food stamps, affirmative action and students loans, take me back to a time when I was dependent on social programs to pull myself out of poverty. Given …