The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas
On the same fall night in 2016 that the infamous Access Hollywood tape featuring Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault was made public by the Washington…
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The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life - The New York Times
Families may want to create a mission statement similar to the ones many companies use to identify their core values. Sarah Williamson I hit the breaking point…
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5 days ago
The House of ‘The Walking Dead’ - The Ringer
(Image Comics/Getty Images/Ringer illustration) Todd McFarlane was tired. It was 1991, and the superstar comic-book artist was at the peak of his powers. In the…
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5 days ago
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech | WIRED
For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure…
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12 days ago
John Perry Barlow, Bard of the Internet, Dies at 70 | WIRED
When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was…
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12 days ago
Lens Rentals | Blog
In which I begin to answer the question “Why Do You Put the Lens Diagrams on Your Website?” Where do new lens designs come from? I knew that today’s lenses are…
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12 days ago
A Comprehensive Guide to Camera Lens Design and Zeiss Nomenclature | ilovehatephotography
The German optical systems manufacturer, Carl Zeiss, has had a 168 year legacy in creating some of the world’s best lenses. In 2011, H.H. Nasse wrote a series…
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15 days ago
Podcast Listeners Really Are the Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They'd Be | WIRED
Misha Euceph was nervous. The public radio producer had started a podcast as a side project in early 2017, and the exploration of her experience as a…
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19 days ago
A Eulogy For New York City’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
Photo: Jed Egan I suppose it would be worse if Zabar’s or Barney Greengrass or the original Fairway closed. Or Lincoln Center. But those venerable institutions…
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19 days ago
Spirit Blinders | The Familiar Strange
Earlier today, I bought a cheap sweater. (I think Australians call this a “jumper.”) As any student of commodity chains knows, that sweater, sitting in a…
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4 weeks ago
Fotokem Creates New World of Post For ‘The Last Jedi’ | Animation World Network
Director Rian Johnson on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ BURBANK -- FotoKem , a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice…
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5 weeks ago
Softwear: How Outlier, the Underground Fashion Label for Nerds, Got Cool | WIRED
It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday drops are…
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5 weeks ago
The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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5 weeks ago
How Aristotle Created the Computer - The Atlantic
T HE HISTORY Of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In…
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6 weeks ago
The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth - The New York Times
An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The budget showed that…
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7 weeks ago
Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’ - The New York Times
From left, Lesley Manville, Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps talk about their new movie, “Phantom Thread.” Andrew White for The New York Times Daniel Day-Lewis…
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8 weeks ago
Feeling the Future
In After Temporality , I wrote about the phenomenology of the ordinary, healthy experience of time. I wrote this as an outsider, because my own experience of…
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8 weeks ago
This Is the Movie Essay We Need Right Now - The Ringer
Some real headlines: “Tonya Harding Biopic Is the Movie We Need Right Now.” “‘Loving’ Is the Movie We Need Now.” “Why ‘Hidden Figures’ Is the Movie We Need…
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10 weeks ago
www.theauteurs.com
If Force Majeure , Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s seismic 2015 feature, darkly satirized today’s work-obsessed culture through the prism of one family man’s…
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11 weeks ago
“Light Touch”, Cable, and DSL; The Broadband Tradeoff; The Importance of Antitrust – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Today’s Daily Update, which follows up on yesterday’s Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II article on net neutrality regulation, is free for everyone. Good morning,…
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11 weeks ago
Trauma May Have Fallout Over Generations - The New York Times
The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders, a new study concludes. Researchers studied 46,877…
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11 weeks ago
Gen X and Millennials Will Pay for the GOP's Tax Plan - The Atlantic
The baby boom is being evicted from the penthouse of American politics. And on the way out, it has decided to trash the place. That’s probably the best way to…
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11 weeks ago
Power Causes Brain Damage - The Atlantic
If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger…
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12 weeks ago
There’s a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It – Talking Points Memo
Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, there have…
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november 2017
Elon Musk: Inventor's Plans for Outer Space, Cars, Finding Love - Rolling Stone
It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of his triplets,…
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november 2017
Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? A sobering assessment and a warning | Poynter
If you searched Google immediately after the recent mass shooting in Texas for information on the gunman, you would have seen what Justin Hendrix, the head of…
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november 2017
Brian Selznick Traverses the Panorama | The New Yorker
In the Queens Museum, just past Arthur Ashe Stadium, there’s a large, quiet room containing a 9,365-square-foot replica of New York City. Made of urethane foam,…
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november 2017
The 10 Best Fabric-Innovating Brands in Fashion Today
Despite those Raf Simons lab coats , science and fashion rarely cross paths. One is driven by the search for rational progress; the other, by a history of…
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november 2017
Hackers Compromised the Trump Organization 4 Years Ago—and the Company Never Noticed – Mother Jones
Mother Jones illustration; Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa/AP Four years ago, the Trump Organization experienced a major cyber breach that could have allowed…
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november 2017
The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem - The New York Times
Joshua Lott for The New York Times Matt Hannon was in preschool when he started getting into trouble. Teachers quickly labeled his mischievous behavior — like…
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october 2017
What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump's Campaign? | WIRED
Upshot of new @Wired piece is that Cambridge Analytica's role in the Trump campaign was bigger than people realize: https://t.co/YEURYpbQDC
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october 2017
Heller McAlpin on Lolita, Pushkin, and Gut Reactions vs Thoughtful Analysis | Literary Hub
Rachel Hulin Welcome to Secrets of the Book Critics , a new feature in which books journalists from around the US share their thoughts on beloved classics,…
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october 2017
How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code - The Verge
On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of…
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october 2017
Abe Burmeister - Pi.co
Om Malik : Tell us about the company and the brand for people who may not have heard about Outlier. Abe Burmeister : What we do at Outlier is try and build the…
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october 2017
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Nineteen years ago this month, Zelda Perkins walked out of Miramax’s London offices on Brewer Street in Soho for the last time and went to see a lawyer with a…
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october 2017
How Valuable Is a Unicorn? Maybe Not as Much as It Claims to Be - The New York Times
The San Francisco headquarters of Airbnb, one of at least 135 private businesses that are valued at more than $1 billion. Jason Henry for The New York Times…
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october 2017
“What Have I Done”: Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created | Vanity Fair
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a news conference in San Francisco, November 15, 2010. By Robert Galbraith/Reuters. The first thing you see when you drive…
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october 2017
Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies - The New York Times
Sarah Polley (right) making her documentary “Stories We Tell.” Ken Woroner/Roadside Attractions One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo…
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october 2017
Why Do We Keep Putting Gigantic, Naked Women in Sci-Fi?
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures One of the earliest, most intriguing images that appeared in trailers for Blade Runner 2049 was that of Ryan Gosling walking toward…
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october 2017
www.theguardian.com
Are you there God? It’s me, robot.Photograph: Ociacia/Getty Images/iStockphoto Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology?…
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october 2017
Eh, Maybe ‘Selling Out’ Isn’t So Bad After All | WIRED
Hey, how’s it going? I made a movie called The Mend . If you know me—if, say, we’ve talked to each other once, or if you follow me on Twitter, or you share my…
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october 2017
Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation | Cosmos
Some physical phenomena may be impossible to simulate. Maciej Frolow / Getty Just in case it’s been weighing on your mind, you can relax now. A team of…
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october 2017
This "Ghost Gun" Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns | WIRED
For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government attempts at…
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october 2017
William Gibson interviewed: Archangel, the Jackpot, and the instantly commodifiable dreamtime of industrial societies / Boing Boing
William Gibson's 2014 novel The Peripheral was the first futuristic book he published in the 21st century, and it showed us a distant future in which some…
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october 2017
The Reporter as Teacher: A Talk with John McPhee - The Barnes & Noble Review
I met John McPhee in the last year of my teens, when I was one of the lucky sixteen students he chose for the first year of his now-legendary Literature of Fact…
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september 2017
Where Have All the Sexy Movies Gone? | Playboy
Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock THE QUESTION AND THE PROBLEM “When was the last time you saw two characters on screen who you believed really wanted to fuck each…
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september 2017
What the cavesare trying to tell us | The Outline
Every so often, I get the urge to drag someone into a cave, and show them something unspeakable. The urge grabs me suddenly — in the middle of a conversation,…
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september 2017
No Madness Like American Madness – Scenes From A Debacle In Phoenix – Medium
Scenes from a debacle in Phoenix. Photo: Getty In downtown Phoenix, in the space of a few blocks, there were 15,000 Trump supporters and 10,000 anti-Trump…
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september 2017
Game of Thrones season 7: each character's strategy, ranked by political science - Vox
These guys did pretty well. (HBO) Game of Thrones ’ seventh season , one defined by the show’s most central characters all coming into conflict for the first…
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september 2017
Jack Kirby, the Unknown King | New Republic
In 1982, the late-night talk show hostJohnny Carson insulted Jack Kirby in one of the worst possible ways, out ofsheer ignorance. As a favor for a small…
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august 2017
ILLICIT OBJECTS (18) – HiLobrow
ILLICIT OBJECTS (18) By: William Gibson August 28, 2017 One in a 25-part series of nonfiction stories about objects of illicit significance. This is the third…
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august 2017
How Mushrooms Became Magic - The Atlantic
If you were an American scientist interested in hallucinogens, the 1950s and 1960s were a great time to be working. Drugs like LSD and psilocybin—the active…
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august 2017
Consciousness, Pleasure and Website Addiction
I was first alerted to the work of Irving Biederman, professor of neuroscience at USC, via this WSJ article on the nature of addictive websites . I’ve been a…
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august 2017
Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth, a human flare | Frankie Boyle | Opinion | The Guardian
US president Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, last week.Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images S o are we heading for a Mad Max -style future? I don’t…
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august 2017
The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery | GQ
The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was last November, and I was…
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august 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Let’s Talk About “Pickle Rick” | Birth.Movies.Death.
I watched "Pickle Rick" and then I had to go sit outside for awhile. I just had to detach. And I took my time, too. I breathed in the cool night air. I looked…
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august 2017
William Gibson: what we talk about, when we talk about dystopia / Boing Boing
With pre-orders open for the graphic novel collecting William Gibson's amazing comic book Archangel , and a linked novel on the way that ties the 2016 election…
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august 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Christopher Nolan & The Cruelty Of Time | Birth.Movies.Death.
1. THE TICKING CLOCK It's the first image that comes to mind. For the ticking clock has been a staple of most of Nolan's career. Not just in the rhythmic,…
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august 2017
What Do Buddhist Monks Think of the Trolley Problem? - The Atlantic
The Harvard psychologist Joshua Greene is an expert in “trolleyology,” the self-effacing way he describes his research into the manifold variations on the…
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july 2017
The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking - Motherboard
This article includes both original reporting from Motherboard and reporting fro m The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone . The window shades are…
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july 2017
From Russia With Blood: 14 Suspected Hits On British Soil That The Government Ignored
Share Share The London square was still and cold when the body fell, dropping silently through the moonlight and landing with a thud. Impaled through the chest…
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june 2017
Film Crit Hulk SMASH: Ridley Scott, Cinema’s Underrated Weirdo | Birth.Movies.Death.
1. No one thinks about Ridley Scott as a weirdo. When we imagine the great gonzo filmmakers of our era we picture the brilliant idiosyncrasies of Herzog, the…
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june 2017
A Massacre in Flight: A Fresh Look – The Curious Fortean Blog
One “paranormal” event which I remember hearing about when I was younger and which I’ve been fascinated with for years was a number of “mysterious” deaths which…
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may 2017
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