Mitchell Cardwell

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Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

Family

Elon Musk and Mars: SpaceX CEO and our multiplanet species.

Why is Elon Musk so hellbent on going to Mars?<p>There are two answers to this. One is the actual answer. The other isn't exactly wrong—it’s <i>technically</i> …

The Peculiar Way New Orleans Warps Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>"Time and the City," Craig K. Damrauer, Re:form<p>If you stand on a rooftop along the East River in Brooklyn in the evening and look down past Governor’s Island, down …

Mexico City

Uber and Spotify’s deal is more than just a marketing stunt

The app-enabled car-hailing company Uber Technologies and the streaming music purveyor Spotify have quite a few things in common.<p>They’re two extremely well funded, highly valued startups that will presumably go public in the not-too-distant future. They both operate hugely popular mobile apps. …

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Mozilla's Gay-Marriage Litmus Test Violates Liberal Values

The forced resignation of Brendan Eich will have a chilling effect on political discourse.<p>A half-dozen years ago, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to the campaign for Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that set out to ban same-sex marriage. It passed with 52 percent of the vote, but was …

Scott’s suicide reveals tragic side of city’s glitzy scene

To look at her carefully curated Instagram feed, designer L’Wren Scott was a 1-percenter, a gold-plated member of the international elite: There she …

The Human Drama

How short-track speedskating won this writer’s heart<p>I don’t think you can truly appreciate the Winter Games unless you grew up watching ABC’s <i>Wide</i> …

South Korea

Cactus Canyon bans gay two-stepping: Why gay bars still matter.

Are gay bars still necessary? A story out of Victoria, Texas, reminds us why their continued existence is vital, even in the age of …

Life magazine, 1945: Why it was the greatest magazine ever published.

Last summer in a used bookstore, I happened on an enormous, bound volume of <i>Life</i> magazine, from July–September 1945. I opened to the very first story …

Best TV 2013: 2 Broke Girls and economic inequality.

Gladiators,<p>Willa Paskin, did you just call <i>Last Tango in Halifax</i> dull? Someone hold my glasses, because them’s fighting words. If true love is …

Meet the workspace designer for Dropbox, Instagram, and other internet startups

Lauren Geremia has designed interior office spaces for US technology startups including Dropbox, Instagram, and Hightail (formerly known as YouSendIt.) She founded her firm, Geremia Design, in 2010 to change the way employers think about office design.<p>Geremia, 31, says the increased attention that …

Startups

Red, blue states move in opposite directions in a new era of single-party control

Three-quarters of state governments — more than at any time in recent memory — are fully controlled by either Republicans or Democrats. The values that underpin these governing strategies reflect contrasting political visions, and their differences can be seen in stark terms in when comparing …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two extremely myopic commentaries on how …

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The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Unapologetically, Volvo Aims Its New Campaign At True Believers

Volvo has been adrift and marginal in the U.S. market for several years. But now in its third year of ownership by Geely of China, the surviving Scandinavian auto brand is counting on a new marketing campaign and more confident positioning to spark an American revival in the short term while …

Berlin coffee shop with Grasshopper wall.

I do not fear death

<b>Roger Ebert (Twitter)</b><p>I will pass away sooner than most people who read this, but that doesn’t shake my sense of wonder and joy<p>Roger Ebert<p>September 15, 2011 3:01pm (UTC)<p>Roger Ebert was always a great friend of Salon’s. We’re deeply saddened by reports of his death, and are re-printing this essay, …

Apple Gaining Ground on Android and Samsung in U.S. Smartphone Market

Some good news for Apple in comScore’s latest U.S. smartphone study: The company posted significant gains in both smartphone hardware and operating …

Mobile

Labor Participation Rate Keeps Falling While Millions of Jobs Go Unfilled

The labor participation rate for March fell to 63.3 percent -- a new 34 year low, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also shows a very troubling picture for people aged 20 to 24 looking for work with unemployment at more than 13 …

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Apple Store creator failing to remake his retail magic at JCPenney

In late 2011, JCPenney hired away Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to serve as CEO and reinvigorate the company after two years of declining revenues. But now <i>The New York Times</i> reports that after over $4 billion in lost sales and a year of failed attempts to implement Apple-style strategies at the …