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Your Chinese Menu Is Really a Time Machine

I grew up in a Chinese restaurant called the Peking Restaurant in rural New England during the 1970s and ’80s. I was that kid you saw running around …

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A video game for the socially anxious

Italian developers Sebastiano Morando and Francesco Lanciai didn't set out to make a game about social anxiety disorder when they created <i>Sym</i>. That idea spawned from the drawing of a character, a black figure with one eye disintegrating into a stark white background. Morando was inspired by this …

Video games don't want to be movies, they want to be steak

Video games and movies are often compared to each other in derisive ways. Some video games, like the recently released PlayStation 4 game <i>The Order: 1886</i>, are criticized for being too much like a movie. That game was knocked for its supposedly short length and reliance on cinematic storytelling and …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The Myth of the Minecraft Curriculum

In reality, the computer program "has about as much inherent educational value as an overhead projector."<p>Everyone loves to talk about how Minecraft, the popular computer game where players build structures out of blocks, is educational. Indeed, the hype isn’t limited to people who make Pinterest …

The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit

All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.<p>Three years ago, <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> published a feel-good story on the Little Free Library movement. The idea is simple: A book lover puts a box or shelf or …

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …