‘Westworld’ Season 2 Episode 8: ‘Kiksuya’
Photo: HBO Everyone has a story. For two seasons, the Native American characters of Westworld have largely sat about the edges of the park, striking an…
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6 days ago
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff
It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media. Visitors were still required to…
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6 days ago
Airman with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California - The Washington Post
Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. was formally declared a deserter by the Air Force Dec. 9, 1983. (U.S. Air Force) Before he mysteriously disappeared and landed…
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7 days ago
Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon
Interview by Ben Tarnoff For months, Google employees have led a campaign demanding that the company terminate its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven,…
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9 days ago
GitHub Is Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Undo Button - Bloomberg
Oh, GitHub, we knew ye … pretty well, actually, over the past decade. At least programmers did. To us you’ve been comically unavoidable, from your “ Octocat ”…
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9 days ago
‘Westworld’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 7
Photo: HBO You ever play pub trivia and they have a “tiered question” round? That’s when you have to several rounds to guess the correct answer and it starts…
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15 days ago
Cannes Interview: Christopher Nolan - Film Comment
Though he’s still never been invited to present one of his own films at the festival, Christopher Nolan became the center of attention during the first weekend…
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26 days ago
Westworld Recap Season 2 Episode 5: ‘Akane No Mai’
For four episodes now, I’ve gone on about both the strengths and faults of Westworld ’s left-brain storytelling methodology, and at the start of this episode,…
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26 days ago
Jordan Peterson’s Tired Old Myths | The New Republic
Jordan Peterson is a student of mythology, so it’s not surprising that he presents his intellectual trajectory as a story of death and resurrection. As the…
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28 days ago
Read It: Spike Lee and His Anti-Trump Speech at Cannes
Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival Last night at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee unveiled his new film BlacKkKlansman , based on the…
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4 weeks ago
Westworld Recap Season 2 Episode 4: The Riddle of the Sphinx
Photo: HBO “The Riddle of the Sphinx” is a perfect example of everything I both love and dislike about Westworld . On the negative side of the ledger, we have a…
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5 weeks ago
Westworld Recap Season 2 Premiere: ‘Journey Into Night’
Photo: HBO Westworld season two was always going to be a tricky prospect. Everything about the first season was engineered for its thrilling finale , from to…
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7 weeks ago
Malcolm Harris on Glitch Capitalism and AI Logic
Of all the buzzy 21st-century tech phrases, “machine learning” threatens to be the most important. Programming computers is slow, but we’re nearing the point…
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7 weeks ago
Secrets of NXIVM - Times Union
An overview of Keith Raniere and his unusual program NXIVM with some of the voices in the Times Union special report "Secrets of NXIVM." Yi-Ke Peng Media: Times…
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8 weeks ago
NXIVM: What We Know About Alleged Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor - Rolling Stone
Women who were part of the organization were allegedly also branded against their will. Credit: Ruth Fremson/Redux On Monday, Mexican authorities closed in on…
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8 weeks ago
Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded - The New York Times
Sarah Edmondson left Nxivm after being branded as part of a secret ritual. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times ALBANY — Last March, five women gathered in a home…
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8 weeks ago
Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? - The Atlantic
It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me. Schmidt is the director of NASA ’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a…
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8 weeks ago
Should We Speak to Little Boys as We Do Little Dogs? - The New York Times
James Yang After a long car trip we consider it natural for a puppy to “grumblebark,” run in circles, maybe even nip a bit. We don’t get mad at him for needing…
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9 weeks ago
2 weeks before death, Hawking submitted a mind-melting paper on parallel universes
Stephen Hawking submitted the final version of his last scientific paper just two weeks before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a…
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12 weeks ago
The case against Facebook - Vox
Harvard is also bad. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy, this time over accusations by the firm Cambridge Analytica that they…
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12 weeks ago
Capture Everything: Lytro Cinema and the Filmmaking Process — Prolost
When I wrote about the Light L16 camera, we had some fun thinking about a world where one small camera could become just about any camera you could imagine,…
12 weeks ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Why I'm Writing 'Captain America' - The Atlantic
Two years ago I began taking up the childhood dream of writing comics. To say it is more difficult than it looks is to commit oneself to criminal…
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march 2018
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions - The New York Times
Advertisement Politics (After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest .)…
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march 2018
Systematic Review Shows How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Relationship | RealClearScience
X Story Stream recent articles Maintaining sexual desire – the drive to engage in sexual activity – between partners is often integral to a successful,…
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march 2018
The Streaming Void | Judy Berman
The defining cult film of the twenty-first century is neither a mirror held up to nature or a hammer used to shape reality. The Room , released in 2003, is like…
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march 2018
How Psychopaths See the World - The Atlantic
It’s a rare person who goes out of their way to spend time with psychopaths, and a rarer one still who repeatedly calls a prison to do so. But after more than a…
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march 2018
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country - The Verge
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018
The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida’s Pro-Gun Policies | The New Yorker
In the past two decades, some thirty of Marion Hammer’s bills have become law. Illustration by Oliver Munday Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature…
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march 2018
The Americans Who Confessed Their Pain to Javier Bardem | The New Yorker
In 2010, the photojournalist Eugene Richards was hired to join the crew of Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder,” shooting in the town of Bartlesville, in…
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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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february 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
“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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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november 2017
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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