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Everyone in the tech industry is passing around this video of Kevin Spacey talking about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry.
In an edited version of Spacey's speech below, he touches on how Netflix, which has produced a handful of excellent original …Kevin Spacey
In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.
If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …
FORT WORTH — In a corner of the Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, close to a chain-link fence that separates the living and the dead, a patch of ground has been worn free of grass by all who come to stare at one particular gravestone. With just a surname, the marker says it all: OSWALD.
But in the …Grave
Joshuah Bearman, whose article was the basis for 'Argo,' has leveraged his new story 'Coronado High' into a likely movie deal and triple payday.
Last year's "Argo" landed producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov the Oscar for best picture, cemented Ben Affleck's reputation as an A-list director and …Film
WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?
Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
By Daniel Bergner
210 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $25.99.
Galen of Pergamum, the great physician and medical researcher of antiquity, was one of many learned men of his time who believed that women had to have an orgasm during sexual …Monogamy
"Perhaps Culture is Now the Counterculture" A Defense of the Humanities
On May 19, New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the …Philosophy
Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.
Q: Why did you decide to become a …
A restoration reveals that a Jackson Pollock work was altered.Canvas
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Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in …Art
War is imminent. La guerre at Roland Garros — the 2013 French Open. In broad strokes, it'll be hand-to-hand (or raquette de raquette) combat, commencing May 26. And this year's tournament is shaping up to be a rather (ahem) gripping showdown between the reigning champion of clay — Rafael Nadal, not a …Vintage
Ugh, I love this so much I can’t even take it. A+++++ use of Vine.
All credit goes to RyanWMcHenry for this amazing, brilliant, and also beautiful idea.
Again, thank you RyanWMcHenry.
Also h/t to Gosloving.
"What they did not like," wrote Albert Camus of his fictionalised double in his unfinished last novel, The First Man, "was the Algerian in him."
Legendary country singer George Jones has died, WMSV reports. Jones was hospitalized last week with a fever. He was 81.
Jones, born and raised in east …