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Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph
The American-Chinese restaurant is, like the diner and the mom-and-pop restaurant, a cornerstone of the American dining vernacular. Here, the interior of White…
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We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein Reckoning
The anger window is open. For decades, centuries, it was closed: Something bad happened to you, you shoved it down, you maybe told someone but probably didn’t…
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How Donald Trump rules America's Garden of Dicks and sparked the #MeToo movement
U.S. Donald Trump harvey weinstein #MeToo Hollywood Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment “Women, you have to treat ’em like shit.” —Donald Trump, New York magazine,…
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6 days ago
A Gangster Place in the Sun: How Spain’s Fight Against the Mob Revealed Russian Power Networks — ProPublica
This story was co-published with The Atlantic . Among the wealthy sophisticates who came and went from their seaside villas on the Spanish island of Mallorca,…
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7 days ago
Russian Money in Silicon Valley
A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon…
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Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking - Issue 54: The Unspoken - Nautilus
J ulian Jaynes was living out of a couple of suitcases in a Princeton dorm in the early 1970s. He must have been an odd sight there among the undergraduates,…
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He Perfected a Password-Hacking Tool—Then the Russians Came Calling
Five years ago, Benjamin Delpy walked into his room at the President Hotel in Moscow, and found a man dressed in a dark suit with his hands on Delpy's laptop.…
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Year One: Resistance Research
Caitlin O'Hara/Reuters People attending a bilingual healthcare town hall, Phoenix, Arizona, July 5, 2017 For the next few days, I’m not letting my joy be…
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8 days ago
Cryptocurrency Mania Fuels Hype and Fear at Venture Firms
Bart Stephens has found himself in high demand lately. After four years of investing in cryptocurrency and preaching its gospel, his venture-capital peers are…
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8 days ago
Maybe the People Would Be the Times
This story appears in VICE magazine and Noisey's 2017 Music Issue . Click HERE to subscribe to VICE magazine. Almost everything of interest in New York City…
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Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.
Pam Schilling, above, voted for Trump shortly after her 32-year-old son died from a heroin overdose earlier in the year. | Scott Goldsmith for Politico Magazine…
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How Trump Brought the Political Media Class to Its Knees
Members of the White House Press Corps head to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on November 3rd to follow Trump to Asia. By Jim watson/AFP/Getty…
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9 days ago
What Lenin's Critics Got Right | Dissent Magazine
Fall 2017 Pavel Axelrod, Julius Martov, and Alexander Martinov (Wikimedia Commons) This year is the centenary of Russia’s revolutions, the one that overthrew…
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What Happens If China Makes First Contact?
Last January, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, to visit its new state-of-the-art radio dish in the…
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Year One: My Anger Management
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images A woman gesturing as President Donald Trump’s motorcade drives by, Sterling, Virginia, October 28, 2017. The woman, later…
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9 days ago
Kevin Spacey's Behavior On The Set of "House Of Cards" Wasn't A Secret
Nathaniel E. Bell / Netflix Kevin Spacey on the set of House of Cards . The stakes have always been high for House of Cards . The show was Netflix's first foray…
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A Birthday Party for This Patsy?
A Birthday Party for This Patsy? Every year in New Orleans, a group assembles to celebrate the birthday of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who shot President John F.…
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10 days ago
Perfectionism Ruined my Productivity – Tobias van Schneider – Medium
by Tobias van Schneider first appeared ✍🏼 on my personal blog The one thing that makes designers great is the same thing that makes them the worst people to…
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Daniel Kahneman on Bias - Social Science Space
LISTEN TO DANIEL KAHNEMAN NOW! Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this episode of the…
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10 days ago
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
I’m James Bridle . I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking…
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11 days ago
The scale of misinformation online is global. First Draft is pushing for more collaboration — and more research — as an antidote
We live in a world where a man from North Carolina was inspired to drive to a D.C. pizza shop with an assault-style rifle to investigate what he believed to be…
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Our Moloch
Andrew Bret Wallis/Getty Images Few crimes are more harshly forbidden in the Old Testament than sacrifice to the god Moloch (for which see Leviticus 18.21,…
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11 days ago
Perspective | Trump’s message of mistrust is sinking in, even in journalism’s new ‘golden age’
President Trump’s daily distractions dominate the news cycle. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) In the year since Donald Trump was elected president, the…
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11 days ago
Twitter Sidestepped Russian Account Warnings, Former Worker Says
In early 2015, a Twitter employee discovered a vast amount of Twitter accounts with IP addresses in Russia and Ukraine. The worker, Leslie Miley, said most of…
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12 days ago
Can the Alt-Right Shed Its Misogynist Roots? These Women Say Yes. | Harper's Magazine
W ith the exception of a few high-profile figures, all of them men, the alt-right is notoriously cagey with the mainstream media. Female pundits rarely grant…
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Liberal Arts Majors Are the Future of the Tech Industry
Alexei Vella College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should…
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Inside The Troll Wars On Facebook Mushroom Groups
Getty Nowhere on the net is safe. The long fingers of trolling touch everything online — even an online forum that should be a sacred place for people who would…
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14 days ago
Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim? The money battle outside the Happiest Place on Earth
A few hours after the gates swing open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the cars are still pouring into the massive 10,241-space parking garage.…
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14 days ago
I Love You, Daddy
I Love You, Daddy Michelle Orange Louis C.K. returns to the silver screen with an incoherent new film. Louis C.K. in I Love You, Daddy . Image courtesy The…
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Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark says criminal justice is more than locking people up
O utside the office of Bronx, New York, District Attorney Darcel Clark, a protest rally for Pedro Hernandez this summer began and closed with prayer. Hernandez,…
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14 days ago
The Things I Shrugged Off Then, Horrify Me Now
Photo: Matt Carr/Getty Images What do you do when the big bank CEO calls your hotel room at 11 p.m.? We were at the same resort for a conference. We were…
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The Sins of Leon Wieseltier
My first contact with Leon Wieseltier was by letter. The year was 1977. Written on Balliol College, Oxford, letterhead stationery, the letter informed me that I…
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15 days ago
Design Principles for News Apps & Graphics — ProPublica
This article was co-published with Source. While the tools and techniques to present large datasets in graphics and news apps may differ from project to…
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15 days ago
Ustwo’s Rules For Pulling Great Ideas Out Of Thin Air
Ustwo has designed everything from the epically beautiful game Monument Valley to UX for self-driving cars . With any one of those challenges, finding a good…
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16 days ago
Talking about journalism’s class problem. – Heather Bryant – Medium
Lighthouses don’t care if it’s a canoe or a cargo ship, they shine equally for everyone. (Photo by Rodrigo Soares on Unsplash ) A few months ago I wrote a small…
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The Atomic Theory of Origami | Quanta Magazine
statistical physics October 31, 2017 By reimagining the kinks and folds of origami as atoms in a lattice, researchers are uncovering strange behavior hiding in…
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17 days ago
The Worst Tweeter In Politics Isn’t Trump
Three things can happen to a tweet once you send it into the world: It can get retweeted, it can get liked, and it can get replied to. Any of these can be nice,…
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17 days ago
You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think
I want to tell you straight off what this story is about: Sometime in the next 40 years, robots are going to take your job. I don’t care what your job is. If…
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18 days ago
Lessons in communicating climate change, from a scientist and Evangelical Christian
Photo by CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons; treatment by CJR Read other Survival Stories from around the country. K atharine Hayhoe hails from Toronto. Growing up in…
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‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin
The Trezor: January 4, 2016: 7.4 BTC = $3,000 In January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing to do. I…
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18 days ago
The Social Advantage of Pockets
Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism? Join our new membership program, The…
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The war against Pope Francis
P ope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or Muslims, but some of his own…
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The Future of Journalism: Funnel Vision – The Economist – Medium
How leading American newspapers got people to pay for news A view of the printing plant of the New York Times in College Point Queens on May, 2008 in New York…
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19 days ago
John Boehner Unchained
The former House speaker feels liberated—but he’s also seething about what happened to his party. November/December 2017 | Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures for…
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Media's symbiotic relationship with Facebook is a worry for democracy | Emily Bell
‘It is so difficult to know exactly what messages are being targeted where, and almost impossible for users to identify what might be a targeted ad.’Photograph:…
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Tracing Eastern Europe’s obsession with Depeche Mode
Music Feature They just can’t get enough: how a synth pop band from Basildon broke through the Iron Curtain and became a genuine subcultural force 6 July 2017…
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Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s plot to take over your local news
Jesse Lenz One evening in July, David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, strolled into the newsroom at WJLA, the ABC affiliate for…
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23 days ago
Learning to Draw with Jon Gnagy
10.25.17 Michael Bierut | Essays In the early 1960s, St. Theresa’s, my grade school alma mater in Garfield Heights, Ohio, had no art program. The official…
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23 days ago
The experience of time in Dante’s Inferno
1. It was either shortly before or just after November 8, 2016 that I began to wonder whether I had died and gone to Hell. This reads as a joke, and I may have…
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Opinion: "The architecture of the Americas is not white"
The Pacific Standard Time exhibitions in Los Angeles show that arts and culture from south of the border have shaped an architectural identity for the region…
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23 days ago
The UX-ification of research | Stripe Partners
The word ‘thoughtful’ appeared many times in an excellent, recent profile of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. It’s not a word that is often associated with Silicon…
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24 days ago
The Endless Battle – Alan Cooper – Medium
Fighting a small grass fire in Marin County. User-centered versus designer-centered For the past 25 years, I’ve focused on the process of determining the form…
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24 days ago
Chirons will lead us out of the AI Technopanic (and you can be a chiron)| Pearson Blog
Now more than ever, faster than ever, technology is driving change. The future is an unknown, and that scares us. However, we can overcome these fears and…
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Todd Rundgren Talks Spoofing Bruce Springsteen and Seeing Meat Loaf Propose With a Salmon While Producing 'Bat Out of Hell'
There are two types of people from the late-'70s music business: those who readily admit that they never in a million years would’ve guessed that Meat Loaf’s…
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26 days ago
How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets
A nshuman Pandey was intrigued. A graduate student in history at the University of Michigan, he was searching online for forgotten alphabets of South Asia when…
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26 days ago
The Circle of Happiness
2.45 am… I woke up and looked out of the window. It was jet black sky with twinkling stars, spread like diamonds across the universe. There were so many of…
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27 days ago
Democrats are taking a hard line on immigration — from the left
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats are not here to compromise on immigration. Don’t be fooled by the much-trumpeted “deal” that President Donald Trump…
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27 days ago
As Facebook Grapples With Election Crisis, Its Employees Try To Come To Terms
Rob Dobi for BuzzFeed News In the summer of 2015, a Facebook engineer was combing through the company's internal data when he noticed something unusual. He was…
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28 days ago
Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present |
Introduction: The Transformation of American Journalism Is Unavoidable This essay is part survey and part manifesto, one that concerns itself with the practice…
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How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code
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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29 days ago
Dear Olive Garden, Never Change
In the fall of 1889, when he was 41 years old, the painter Paul Gauguin was brutally, furiously alone. Famous now for his saturated, almost hallucinatory…
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LRB · Lucy Prebble · Short Cuts
A big part of a producer’s job is getting people to do things they don’t want to do. I thought about this when the open secret about Harvey Weinstein and his…
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'He De-Friended Me on Instagram': Joe Hagan Discusses Controversial Bio of 'Rolling Stone' Co-Founder Jann Wenner
The season’s most sensational book on the media -- Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine -- is also the juiciest music…
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29 days ago
One drug dealer, two corrupt cops and a risky FBI sting
O n a humid summer day in 2004, Davon Mayer stepped out of his house on Bennett Place in the heart of Baltimore . Sixteen years old, Davon was short, plump and…
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29 days ago
When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy
I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the…
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4 weeks ago
Park Chan-wook, the Man Who Put Korean Cinema on the Map
This story is one of the seven covers of T Magazine’s Greats issue , on newsstands Oct. 22. WE’RE AT A BUSY noodle house in the South Korean city of Paju when…
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This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like
Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of…
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4 weeks ago
These Americans Were Tricked Into Working For Russia. They Say They Had No Idea.
Fatido / Getty Images Flag on Computer Keyboard Russia’s most infamous troll farm recruited US activists to help stage protests and organize self-defense…
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The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math
The Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to have a…
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The company behind the AP's 'robot journalists' is opening up its technology for everyone
Typing robot photo by Shutterstock Automated Insights' technology is already being used by companies like the Associated Press and Yahoo to autogenerate…
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Artist Books / Artist's Novels (Vol. 7): Jill Magid
Artist Books / Artist's Novels is an ongoing inquiry by Stephanie La Cava that looks at the intersection between visual art and literature. Each entry is a…
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4 weeks ago
How Gaston Bachelard gave the emotions of home a philosophy – Gillian Darley | Aeon Essays
I bought my copy of Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space at the Architectural Association’s Triangle Bookshop, at a time when inner London telephone codes…
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4 weeks ago
Time to treat Google and Facebook as the media giants they really are
The boss of WPP , Sir Martin Sorrell , has views on a wide range of topics, from the global economy, to Brexit, to the advertising world. One of his views is…
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4 weeks ago
From Prejudice to Pride | Hakai Magazine
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A Letter to Jamie Dimon – Chain
(And anyone else still struggling to understand cryptocurrencies) Dear Jamie, My name is Adam Ludwin and I run a company called Chain . I have been working in…
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The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis
Oct 16, 2017 345 The newly installed Sackler Courtyard at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the most glittering places in the developed world.…
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How Congress allied with drug company lobbyists to derail the DEA’s war on opioids
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Washington Post; photos by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post, U.S. Senate, DEA and iStock) In April 2016, at the height of…
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Good things don't scale · Woman. Legend.Blog
05/10/17 Table of Contents Flyover Country When I was younger and my family finally made it to the American middle class , we went on vacations to Europe. Plane…
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One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end
At some point in 2006, or possibly late 2005, Noah Glass walked into our office all excited about something. That in itself isn’t news because Noah was always…
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Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’
The Russians who worked for a notorious St. Petersburg “troll factory” that was part of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election…
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