From the Archives: 4/10/2014 Edition

The life and times of Kiss

http://grantland.com/features/chuck-klosterman-kiss-hall-of-fame/

 

What’s wrong with sentimentality?

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/whats-wrong-with-sentimentality/360355/

 

Looking for Tom Lehrer 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/tom-lehrer

 

Bill Gross picks up the pieces

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-10/pimcos-bill-gross-recovers-after-mohamed-el-erians-departure

 

Is there a wonk bubble?

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/is-there-a-wonk-bubble-105473_full.html

and

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/04/09/wonkonomics/

 

Quantum computing explained

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/9/5588236/quantum-computing-explained

 

Paul Krugman reviews Piketty

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/may/08/thomas-piketty-new-gilded-age/

 

Stephen Colbert to take over for Letterman

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/04/10/301467811/stephen-colbert-the-end-of-one-joke-the-start-of-many-more

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From the Archives: 4/08/2014 Edition

The Recovery Puzzle: Matching Job Seekers to Jobs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-recovery-puzzle-a-new-factory-in-ohio-struggles-to-match-jobs-to-job-seekers/2014/04/05/098d53ec-b44e-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html

 

The short guide to capital in the 21st century 

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/8/5592198/the-short-guide-to-capital-in-the-21st-century

 

How to fight televisions cultural amnesia 

http://www.avclub.com/article/how-and-why-fight-television-cultures-amnesia-203168

and how to watch TV smarter

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/04/mad_men_college_class_professor_teaches_an_entire_course_only_about_the.single.html

 

The history of the space gun

https://medium.com/looking-up/fa2dda0561ec

 

The changing strategy of US AID

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/world/africa/in-switch-development-agency-welcomes-business-and-technology-to-poverty-fight.html?hp&_r=0

 

A profile (?) of Karl Ove Knausgaard

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117245/karl-ove-knausgaard-interview-literary-star-struggles-regret

 

The state of modern musical criticism

http://grantland.com/features/pixies-indie-cindy-thurston-moore-kim-gordon-alternative-icons/

 

Font War: Inside the Design World’s $20 million dollar divorce

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-08/font-war-inside-the-design-worlds-20-million-divorce

From the Archives: 4/07/2014 Edition

Crossing Chris Christie 

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/04/14/140414fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all

 

Can you read seriously online? (I dunno, you tell me)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/serious-reading-takes-a-hit-from-online-scanning-and-skimming-researchers-say/2014/04/06/088028d2-b5d2-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html

 

The Philosophy of Mathematics

http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/what-is-left-for-mathematics-to-be-about/

 

An oral history of Heathers (weird)

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/04/04/heathers-oral-history/

 

What would it take to start a new ISP?

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/04/one-big-reason-we-lack-internet-competition-starting-an-isp-is-really-hard/

 

Fixing the NBA playoffs and other Bill Simmons Email

http://grantland.com/features/fixing-the-nba-playoffs/

 

The spectacular failure of the startup that was going to change the world

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028159/a-broken-place-better-place

 

The business of disease

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html?_r=0

From the Archives: 4/04/2014 Edition

Hire an Ex-Slacker today (I’m available to all interested parties! )

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-02/hire-an-ex-slacker-today

 

Just some more HFT stuff, since that’s a thing in the news

http://streetwiseprofessor.com/?p=8333

oh and Mark Cuban has something to say too, because of course he does

http://blogmaverick.com/2014/04/03/the-idiots-guide-to-high-frequency-trading/

 

A Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of rap beefs

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/star-maps-the-only-hertzsprung-russell-diagram-for-rap-beefs-you-will-ever-need/

 

Alan Sepinwall’s Mega Dan Harmon Interview Part 1

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/mega-community-interview-with-dan-harmon-part-1

Part 2

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/mega-community-interview-with-dan-harmon-part-2

Part 3

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/mega-dan-harmon-interview-part-3-rick-and-morty

 

The brains behind Marvel’s movie success 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/kevin-feige-marvels-superhero-at-running-movie-franchises

 

Why the world bank withheld aid to Uganda

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/03/here-is-why-the-world-bank-withheld-aid-to-uganda/

 

Can free college save American cities?

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/kalamazoo-the-promise-save-american-cities-105366.html#.Uz7Jx_ldV8F

 

Facebook’s filtered feed problem

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/03/the-filtered-feed-problem/

From The Archives: 4/3/2014

Friday Night Darkness: Football safety and small town Arkansas

http://www.narrative.ly/redemption/friday-night-darkness/

 

A wonderful review of Arianna Huffington’s new book

http://bookforum.com/inprint/021_01/12973

 

In defense of the paparazzi 

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/kids-paparazzi-policy-change-celebrity-gossip-77807/

 

The new face of heroin

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-new-face-of-heroin-20140403

 

Murder in Uganda

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/apr/03/murder-uganda/

and Uganda: The General challenges the Dictator

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/apr/24/uganda-general-challenges-dictator/

 

Crimea and national honor

http://aeon.co/magazine/living-together/why-national-honour-trumps-rationality/

 

It’s not possible to regulate robots

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2014/apr/02/why-it-is-not-possible-to-regulate-robots

 

The busy trap

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/

From the Archives: 4/2/2014 Edition

Haverford Hoops: The story of a very bad basketball team

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/longform/haverford/index.html

 

High Frequency Trading might be too efficient

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-04-02/high-frequency-trading-may-be-too-efficient

 

The Story of Cortana: The Siri Killer

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/5570866/cortana-windows-phone-8-1-digital-assistant

 

Hands on with the Amazon Fire set-top box

http://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-fire-tv/

 

A Revolution in money

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/a-revolution-in-money/?hp

and a response

http://pragcap.com/to-control-money-you-must-control-the-payment-network

also

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/essay-the-real-competition-to-virtual-currency/

 

The United States of Bros

http://jezebel.com/the-united-states-of-bros-a-map-and-field-guide-1550563737

 

Heaven’s Gate: The Silicon Valley of suicide cults

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/heavens-gate-web-designers-higher-source-suicide-cult

 

So you think you’re smarter than a CIA agent

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-think-youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

From the Archives: 4/01/2014 Edition

The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld (4 part series)

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/the-certainty-of-donald-rumsfeld/

 

Do profit margins mean-revert? 

http://philosophicaleconomics.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/foreignpm/

 

Can Coal ever be clean?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/coal/nijhuis-text

and 

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/clean-coal

 

The Northwestern Decision Explained (or why the NCAA has always been a bunch of hypocritical a**holes)

http://grantland.com/features/northwestern-ncaa-college-athletics-union/

 

Pipe Dreams: The energy rush that could change America forever

http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/pipe-dreams/802/

 

Can the U.S still confront autocrats?

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/can-us-still-confront-autocrats/81688/

 

How Gmail happened (the greatest April Fools prank of all time)

http://time.com/43263/gmail-10th-anniversary/

 

Life as a humanistic discipline 

http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/life-as-a-humanistic-discipline/