Jack Holt

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“Trump Is Like, ‘How Can I F--k with Him?’”: Trump’s War with Amazon (and The Washington Post) Is Personal

With the West Wing finally calm, Trump is contemplating a multi-front campaign against Jeff Bezos.<p>For the first time in <b>Donald Trump’s</b> presidency, the West Wing soap opera appears to be in hiatus, with many of its starring characters (<b>Gary Cohn, Hope Hicks</b>) either permanently offstage or with much …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record producer and cruise singer before striking out on his own, and his wife Evynne co-founded the college a …

Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

<b>The most comprehensive</b> study to date of the growing universe of partisan websites and Facebook pages about US politics reveals that in 2016 alone at least 187 new websites launched, and that the candidacy and election of Donald Trump has unleashed a golden age of aggressive, divisive political …

Journalism

Derek Parfit obituary

Philosopher whose books inspired his academic peers all over the world<p>Your body is destroyed, but only after it has been scanned and the blueprint beamed to Mars, where an organic replica of you is created. Is that replica you? It is physically and psychologically indistinguishable from what you …

Investing With a Purpose: Looking Beyond ‘Socially Responsible Investing’

<b>Updated June 2017</b><p><b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Peter Thompson, Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager, Philanthropic Services – Northeast, Wells Fargo Private …

Investing

A Taxonomic Map of Philosophy (Updated with 5-layer Version!)

Some people go to PhilPapers, get the information they need, and then just go. Not Valentin Lageard, a graduate student in philosophy at Université …

A Gay Man Is Making the Most Anticipated Album of the Year

A few years ago, Frank Ocean was an anomaly. Now he's not.<p>In the video for "Formation," the lead single from this year's <i>Lemonade,</i> Beyoncé enlists the vocal ad libs of a New Orleans-based bounce musician named Big Freedia. "I came to slay, bitch!" she shouts, and you believe her.<p>Freedia would make …

grace ahlbom photographs the goofy masculinity of skate culture to explore her own gender identity

The young Brooklyn-based photographer shoots male subjects in which she sees something of herself.<p>Growing up in Marin County, just outside San Francisco, Grace Ahlbom photographed her friends riding BMX bikes, and messing around in skate parks. Her latest series, "Dig in Your Heels, Stick to Your …

'untitled unmastered.' Proves Kendrick Lamar Is the Best Rapper Alive

Get God on the phone!<p><i>Image by Carter Bird via here and here</i><p>Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper alive, and it’s time we stopped arguing and started enjoying it. It’s been awhile since we had an undisputed best rapper, and we could have a million side arguments about the timeline of who rightfully …

Stop buying old Bob Dylan albums: “Every time somebody buys a reissue, they’re just taking money away from new musicians”

<b>Bob Dylan (AP/Stefan Rousseau/Salon)</b><p>Salon talks to music critic Jim Fusilli about his mission to expose older fans to music made in the 21st century<p>Stephen Deusner<p>February 20, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>A few years ago Jim Fusilli, the pop music critic at the Wall Street Journal, was at a bar in New York …

The Data Against Kant

THE history of moral philosophy is a history of disagreement, but on one point there has been virtual unanimity: It would be absurd to suggest that we should do what we couldn’t possibly do.<p>This principle — that “ought” implies “can,” that our moral obligations can’t exceed our abilities — played a …

I explore what’s possible in science by making molecules that shouldn’t exist in nature

At drinks parties and dinners, if someone asks what I do for a living, I always say: “Synthetic chemist … I make new molecules … especially those that shouldn’t exist.” People typically respond that they were not very good at chemistry at school—or they inquire about explosions and smells. And …

'Serial' is now recapping Adnan Syed's court case

Get ready for even more old-school <i>Serial</i>.<p>The true crime podcast will now be recapping the new court proceedings of Adnan Syed, whose story was the …

Crime

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

David Bowie: 30 Essential Songs

“Space Oddity” (1969)<p>David Bowie spent most of the Sixties trying desperately to become a famous musician. He knocked around in groups like the …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Pseudoscience and Continental Philosophy - The Philosophers' Magazine

Philosophy of science or science studies?<p>I am a biologist and a philosopher of science, which puts me squarely into what in modern philosophical …

Public Radio's #1 Songs Of 2015

Hidden inside our enormous year-end Songs We Love 2015 app — 401 songs across a dozen genres compiled by NPR Music and our public radio partners — is a playlist of 61 jewels, the ones we loved the best. We polled our entire team --including dozens of hosts from around the country — and these are …

Courtney Barnett

Five emerging young rappers making hip hop weirder

It’s been nearly two decades since a (then) 17-year-old Biggie Smalls was filmed freestyling in a rap battle on a street corner in New York City. Little did he know that years later, long after his death, the grainy VHS-filmed clip would be used as a bench mark for pure talent, his loose, easy flow …

Looking at quantum gravity in a mirror

Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances. At …

10 Ridiculous Things That Can Actually Happen In Fallout 4

<i>Fallout 4</i> is a pretty absurd game, on the whole. One moment you might become a comic book hero, the next you might go on a quest for a long-lost …

Pollution May Actually Be Good for the Earth

The hazy weather caused by pollution has made plants far more productive when it comes to scrubbing greenhouse gasses out of the air. Scientists say …

John Kerry rejects leading climate scientist's claim Paris talks were 'fraud'

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Environment,Global climate talks,World news,John Kerry,US news,James Hansen,Science<p>Kerry defends agreement after James Hansen, considered the father of climate change awareness, condemned talks over lack of …

Climate

Tales of Emasculated Gay Men

I'm always fascinated by how geography and chronology can affect a person's sense of self. In the United States, same-sex marriage has become the law of the land; the LGBT community is now a potent force in national politics, and many people who thought they had been handed a premature death …