Nion McEvoy

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How Many Guitars Can Steve Miller Fit in His Closet?

The space cowboy on finding a home for his four hundred and fifty guitars.<p>For more than three decades, the musician Steve Miller lived on a hilltop in Ketchum, Idaho, on a baronial estate that he built and perfected over the years, including creating a private network of cross-country-skiing …

Downloading Your Facebook Data? Here’s What to Look For

Users can see all the data they’ve shared and uploaded—but it still isn’t everything the social network has on you<p>Social-media users have long known that Facebook knows a lot about them. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people are starting to ask, specifically, how much personal …

Personal Information

Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?

<b>#1 — Google tracks you. We don’t.</b><p>You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: medical, financial and personal …

AdWords

The Rolling Stones – their 10 best songs

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met at Wentworth Primary School in the early 1950s. They weren’t great pals then, but the seeds had been sown …

Andrea Fraser Considers the Role of Artists and Institutions in the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Andrea Fraser (image courtesy the artist)Throughout her 30-year career, performance artist Andrea Fraser has engaged in wide-ranging institutional …

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

How Billionaires Learned to Love Populism

What’s behind the Trump alliance between self-dealing plutocrats and blue-collar voters.<p><b>For a while, it looked like one of the great gaffes</b> in a disastrous political year. You probably know the photo: Steven Mnuchin, the ultra-wealthy secretary of the Treasury, smugly holding up a sheet of freshly …

Middle-class

The “karmic connection” between The Beatles’ George Harrison and Ravi Shankar – Quartz

There is no easy explanation for such vastly dissimilar people as George (Harrison) and Ravi Shankar instantly connecting with each other, almost as if their relationship was preordained. Their family backgrounds were completely different. The Beatle was the son of a bus conductor father and a shop …

Guitar

Why Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Takeover Is Well-Deserved

Kendrick Lamar saw this coming before it happened. On December 31, 2009, the Compton rapper unleashed a mission statement of a track called “I Am …

Meet the Artist: Lava Thomas on "Requiem for Charleston"

Lava Thomas discusses her work <i>Requiem for Charleston</i>, which honors the nine men and women who died in a shooting on June 17, 2015, inside the Mother …

Longreads Best of 2017: Crime Reporting

<i>We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in crime reporting.</i><b>Jeff</b> …

Crime

FCC Must Investigate Fraud Before Voting on Net Neutrality

When Netflix debuted the second season of <i>Stranger Things</i> on October 27, more than 15 million people watched the first episode in the following three …

What the Book of Genesis Tells Us About Sexual Harassment and #MeToo

Bill Cosby. Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. John Conyers. What drives these men to engage in such terrible …

Theology

A Look At Bob Weir Band's 1978 Acoustic Show Featuring Most Of The Grateful Dead

Thanksgiving is filled with a number of music-related traditions for many people as annual screenings of the <i>The Last Waltz</i>, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice …

Open-sourcing the Andreessen Horowitz Library

<i>Using high-res photos to catalog all 1,087 books in the lobby of a16z.</i><p><i>tl;dr: I used the high-res images from</i> <i>this Wired article</i> <i>(and some help from</i> …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Climate Change

Feeling Disorganized? How One Freelance Writer Uses Trello to Track Her Ideas

During college, I wrote for free. I didn’t realize I could be compensated so early on in my writing career. Once I graduated last summer, I committed …

Project Management

5 Books on Storytelling Every Creative Should Read

5 Great Books for Every Creative Storyteller<p>Being a great storyteller is key to any creative work, whether its a song, still image or feature film. …

Sir Thomas Browne on the Divine Heartbreak of Romantic Friendship

“United souls are not satisfied with embraces, but desire to be truly each other.”<p>Navigating the various types of platonic relationships can be challenging enough. But few things are more existentially disorienting than trying to moor oneself within a relationship that floats back and forth across …

Relationships

This Is What the Trump Abyss Looks Like

The past week was another watershed, it seems to me, in the rising power of Donald Trump. Flake is quitting; Corker is retiring; McCain is mortal. …

Political Science

How to Live Without Google

Remove Google from your life? Yes, it can be done!<p>Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they are not only …

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

The truly shocking thing, looking back at what has been written and said since the events in Charlottesville, is that anybody is shocked. Donald Trump’s first appearance on the front page of the New York Times was in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department sued his family’s real …

Rights & Freedoms

Poetry and the Revolution of Being: Jane Hirshfield on How Great Art Transforms Us

“Why ask art into a life at all, if not to be transformed and enlarged by its presence and mysterious means?… And by changing selves, one by one, art changes also the outer world that selves create and share.”<p><i>“Art is not a plaything, but a necessity,”</i> Rebecca West wrote in her stunning 1941 …

Full Show Audio: Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes John Medeski At The Beacon Theatre

Last night the Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their 7th annual Beacon Theatre residency, with the first of six shows at the historic Upper West Side …

So You’ve Decide to Write: What I Learned Editing Hunter S. Thompson

There are conflicting stories about the first use of the word <i>gonzo</i> to describe Hunter’s journalism but all credit fellow journalist Bill Cardoso. …

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

Long Live Tom Petty, The Good King Of The Mid-’90s

Tom Petty, middle-aged and mid-career in the middle of the grunge decade, released Wildflowers, one of his best albums, turning radios loud.<p>In 1993, shortly after the Smashing Pumpkins’ <i>Siamese Dream</i> and Nirvana’s <i>In Utero</i> dropped, a lot of kids got their first taste of next-era Tom Petty with the …

Music

Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers, Dies at 66

Tom Petty, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage to produce a long string of durable hits, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.<p>Tony Dimitriades, Mr. Petty’s longtime manager, said in a statement that Mr. Petty suffered cardiac …

Music

Why Losing Tom Petty Feels So Deeply Personal

A week after my mom died, I tried to return a shirt I had bought her for Christmas that she had refused to accept. (My mother was an incredibly …

Music