American libraries, the argument goes, are in crisis. They've had their funding cut, been forced to fire staff members, and close branches across the country. But, as Pacific Standard explains, that perception
A military-style attack on a electrical substation in California last April nearly shut down power in the state, and raised serious questions about the security of US infrastructure. Now a group of lawmakers
Imagine this metaphorical scenario. You are cruising along a highway and you are pulled over by a police officer. You're not sure why you were stopped. The patrol officer approaches and gives the signal
Mark Takano (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Rep. Mark Takano’s not just a lawmaker looking at housing schemes exploiting his constituents. He’s a renter, too David Dayen February 7, 2014 4:02pm (UTC) In
I’m terrible at doing what people tell me I should do, but I still get things done. I’m not sure why this is, but here is my best guess: I manage my desires more than my time. In high school, I never to
Asking IT about emerging trends in enterprise computing is increasingly a fool’s errand. Open source pioneer Billy Marshall once quipped that “the CIO is the last to know,” because she was too far removed
Frisky Cat’s mother wasn’t much of a racehorse, but his sire, Tale of the Cat, was a multiple graded stakes winner, as was his damsire, Dynaformer. It seemed reasonable to expect that Frisky Cat, foaled
This comprehensive guide to college aid, updated for 2014, (see updated 2015 version here) will help you estimate how much your family will be expected to contribute toward the cost of college, provides
Now remembered largely for his funky punctuation, E. E. Cummings was for decades one of America’s most celebrated, controversial, and popular poets—the dashing, impecunious prince of Greenwich Village.
If you ever wanted to learn Chinese but never thought you could do it, here is a great opportunity! London-based entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh is developing a book, Chineasy, that makes it rather
The life of Catherine Robbe-Grillet makes Fifty Shades of Grey look like a Disney movie. In 1951, she became the mistress of the writer—and accomplished sadist—Alain Robbe-Grillet, whom she later married.
Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend
Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here. Today: Two quick
At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth? But could kissing also be a tool with
Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain
For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His Urban Romance collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love