From the Archives: 10/29/2013 Edition

How Texas lost the Supercollider

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/how-texas-lost-worlds-largest-super-collider?fullpage=1

 

How we filed, an early history of paperwork

http://www.reanimationlibrary.org/pages/wpmattern

 

The man who finds the tax-cheats

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/26/marty-sullivan-figured-out-how-the-worlds-biggest-companies-avoided-billions-in-taxes-heres-how-he-wants-to-stop-them/

 

Greenland’s rare earth gold rush

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/greenlands-rare-earths-gold-rush

 

The myth of being bad at math

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/the-myth-of-im-bad-at-math/280914/

 

The hooch farmers of Templeton

http://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/old-time-farm-crime-hooch-farmers-templeton/

 

Why Apple wants to bust your Iphone

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/magazine/why-apple-wants-to-bust-your-iphone.html?_r=0

 

The mysterious history of the Ouija Board

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Strange-and-Mysterious-History-of-the-Ouija-Board-229532101.html#ouija-board-planchette-gallery.png

From the Archives: 10/28/2013 Edition

The man making Ireland a tax avoidance hub

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-28/man-making-ireland-tax-avoidance-hub-globally-proves-local-hero.html

 

Amazon and the profitless business model

http://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2013/10/25/amazon-and-the-profitless-business-model-narrative

 

Ars Technica reviews the model S

http://arstechnica.com/features/2013/10/review-tesla-model-s/

 

Too big to sail

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/business/too-big-to-sail-cruise-ships-face-scrutiny.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all&

 

The man who would teach machines to think

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/the-man-who-would-teach-machines-to-think/309529/

 

Safecracking the brain

http://nautil.us/issue/6/secret-codes/safecracking-the-brain

 

Lost world discovered in Australia

http://phys.org/news/2013-10-lost-world-remote-australia.html

 

The Fed: Clean up the last crisis, or prevent a new one?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/28/the-feds-dilemma-continue-cleaning-up-the-last-crisis-or-prevent-a-new-one/

From the Archives: 10/25/2013 Edition

No easy fix for Europe’s asylum policy

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140223/hugh-williamson-and-judith-sunderland/shipwrecked

 

Bank born out of black death struggles to survive

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-24/monte-paschi-born-out-of-black-death-struggles-to-survive.html

 

Why isn’t The Magazine free with ads: A look at advertising economics

http://glog.glennf.com/blog/2013/10/24/why-isnt-the-magazine-free-with-ads

 

A tale of two drugs (I knew MIT’s Technology Review would get consistently awesome eventually)

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520441/a-tale-of-two-drugs/

 

An interview with Jon Franzen

http://scratchmag.net/free-preview-issue/the-scratch-interview-franzen/

and in the same vein, here is 30 free David Foster Wallace Essays (they’re all great if you have a ton of time, if not I recommend E Unibus Pluram: Television and US Fiction and The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub)

http://www.openculture.com/2012/02/23_free_essays_stories_by_david_foster_wallace_available_on_the_web.html

 

How the Cardinals became baseball’s model franchise

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9872298/how-cardinals-became-baseball-model-franchise

 

Carl Icahn’s in the news just screwing with stuff, as per ushe

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-netflix-icahn-agreement-idUSBRE99N01520131024

and

http://www.streetinsider.com/Hedge+Funds/Carl+Icahn+Letter+to+Apples+(AAPL)+Tim+Cook/8807386.html

 

Can JP Morgan settle the entire financial crisis?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-24/can-jpmorgan-settle-the-entire-financial-crisis-.html

From the Archives: 10/24/2013 Edition

5 ways to fix NBC

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9862833/five-ways-fix-nbc

 

An argument over the future of higher education

https://www.fee.org/the_freeman/arena/the-future-of-higher-education

 

How do you make written irony understandable?

http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/rain-your-wedding-day

 

The whitest black college in America

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/18/236345546/the-whitest-historically-black-college-in-america

 

The life and death of NBA player Bison Dele

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/longform/bison-dele/

 

Could this bill end patent trolling?

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/its-finally-here-a-bill-to-end-patent-trolling/#p3

 

What is Amazon doing?!

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/the-riddle-of-amazon/309523/

 

Taper, taper, taper

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/22/when-is-the-fed-going-to-taper-qe-probably-not-soon/

and

http://economistsview.typepad.com/timduy/2013/10/worth-the-wait.html

From the Archives: 10/23/2013 Edition

Where is Jim Rogers Investing?

http://online.barrons.com/article_email/SB50001424053111903320604579115481762256534-lMyQjA1MTAzMDIwMTEyNDEyWj.html#articleTabs_article%3D0

 

The Real Privacy Problem: “Privacy belongs in the domain of politics, not technology”

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520426/the-real-privacy-problem/

 

An Interview with Mitch Hurwitz, Creator of “Arrested Development”

http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/mitch-hurwitz-nytvf-transcript.html

 

Confessions of a drone warrior

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201311/drone-uav-pilot-assassination?printable=true

 

How to build a happier brain

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/how-to-build-a-happier-brain/280752/

 

Did Apple just kill the paid OS?

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/apple-ends-paid-oses/

 

The only thing Amazon is missing is profits

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/technology/sales-are-colossal-shares-are-soaring-all-amazoncom-is-missing-is-a-profit.html?pagewanted=all

 

An oral history of the 1989 World Series that was rocked by an earthquake

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9859539/view/full/the-1989-world-series-earthquake-oral-history

and 5 things to know about this World Series

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/five-things-know-about-world-series

From the Archives: 10/22/2013 Edition

A conversation with the new king of trash publishing

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115015/editing-tucker-max-publishings-trash-book-king

 

Trade-offs in cyber security

http://geer.tinho.net/geer.uncc.9×13.txt

 

New York’s Hidden Homeless

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/28/131028fa_fact_frazier?currentPage=all

 

The Decline of Wikipedia

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520446/the-decline-of-wikipedia/?curator=MediaREDEF

 

Inside 23andMe’s DNA Revolution

http://www.fastcompany.com/3018598/for-99-this-ceo-can-tell-you-what-might-kill-you-inside-23andme-founder-anne-wojcickis-dna-r

 

4 things we know about how civil wars end

http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2013/10/18/the-four-things-we-know-about-how-civil-wars-end-and-what-this-tells-us-about-syria/

 

Maddow (the best page in the universe) hates Buzzfeed

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=buzzfeed

 

Now you can make terrible investments in Pro Athletes!

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/want-a-piece-of-a-star-athlete-now-you-really-can-buy-one/?ref=business&_r=0

and

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/18/bad-investment-of-the-day-fantex-edition/

 

The inside story on the 4-billion dollar super quiet jet

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/shhhhh/

From the Archives: 10/16/2013 Edition

The end of “Go West Young Man”

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/november_december_2013/features/stay_put_young_man047332.php?page=all

 

The myth of US Energy Dependence

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140172/gal-luft-and-anne-korin/the-myth-of-us-energy-dependence?cid=rss-rss_xml-the_myth_of_us_energy_dependen-000000

 

20 minutes at Rucker Park

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/10/15/4837064/rucker-park-basketball-new-york-city-cross-country-journey

 

The plans to blow up incoming asteroids with nukes

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/the-plans-to-use-nuclear-weapons-to-blow-up-incoming-asteroids/280593/

 

A better world is here: We made it!

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/on-the-declining-costs-of-global-problems-by-bj-rn-lomborg

 

Is this default thing over yet?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/us/congress-budget-debate.html?_r=0

 

Meet the company behind Healthcare.gov

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/16/meet-cgi-federal-the-company-behind-the-botched-launch-of-healthcare-gov/

and Open Source Everything: The moral hazard behind Healthcare.gov

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-16/open-source-everything-the-moral-of-the-healthcare-dot-gov-debacle#r=rss

 

Cleaning up Pittsburgh

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/16/4748776/cleaning-up-one-of-americas-most-polluted-cities