Michael Rubino

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It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Donald Trump

The Worst Design Of 2016 Was Also The Most Effective

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat was pervasive, potent, and deeply misunderstood.<p>Trump’s ubiquitous bright red trucker hat, festooned with “Make America Great Again,” is now seared into our collective memory. It was the most hated and most loved symbol of the election, the most comical and …

Faster software release cycles push design thinking into the Agile camp

While Agile and design thinking come from two different places, the similarities are striking.<p>Lately, there has been discussion of a "blurring" of …

Peak Design can tote the title of the second most crowdfunded company in history

Camera bag company Peak Design is toting around a new title as the second most crowdfunded company in history. The company has now raised over $13.7 …

Crowd Funding

5 Things Beginner Miniature Painters Need To Know

Miniature painting as a hobby seems to be a bit of a unique beast: popular enough that you can find models for nearly everything under the sun, but …

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy. Pope continued, “Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, / we first endure, then pity, …

MacTrast Deals: NES30 Pro Bluetooth Game Controller

- Jan 12, 2016<p>Sure, playing retro games on your Mac or iOS device is fun, but keyboard or on screen controls just don’t give you the same old school …

Retrogaming

Watch: 6 Movies That Reused Footage From Other Films

The Pope wanted Hitler dead: The secret story of the Vatican’s war to kill the Nazi despot

History hasn’t looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole story<p>At six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peter’s. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius …

Citizen Kane’s follow-up: The greatest sequel never made?

In honour of Orson Welles’ death 30 years ago, his friend film-maker Henry Jaglom tells the colourful story of their attempt to make a ‘bookend’ to the greatest American film.<p>One day in the early 1980s, at one of our weekly lunches at Ma Maison in Los Angeles, Orson seemed really defeated.<p>I had to …

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

The Mystery of the Torso in Buffalo Cave

Last November, shortly after he’d been hired as a sheriff’s deputy in rural Clark County, Idaho, John Clements indulged his curiosity by reviewing …

Hair Color

Justifying Raylan: The Importance of the Elmore Leonard Character

There's a great scene about two-thirds of the way through a recent episode of the current and final season of "Justified."<p>In it, Deputy U.S. Marshal …

How to Own Up To Your Mistakes and the Importance of Doing So | The Art of Manliness

Yesterday we discussed the cognitive blind spots our brains generate that can make it difficult for us to honestly assess our actions and determine …

What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?

The story of one spy’s last-ditch effort to stop a war<p>Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Osmani, the Taliban’s military leader for southern Afghanistan, sat stolidly, his great bulk sup­ported in an overstuffed chair to my left. It was October 2, 2001, and events had been hurtling forward since the terrorist …

Afghanistan

A Familiar Ring

At the start of this year, Russia — a country that had recently banned gay “propaganda,” harassed and imprisoned political dissidents, and was run by …