From the Archives: 8/29/2014 Edition

Extra Large Double-Stuffed Labor Day Weekend Edition

 

Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/29/seeing-through-the-illusion-understanding-apples-mastery-of-the-media/

 

The internet is awful and everyone knows it

http://www.patrolmag.com/2014/08/25/david-sessions/the-state-of-the-internet-is-awful-and-everybody-knows-it/

Rebuttal — Journalism isn’t at it’s best, but it’s not at it’s worst either

http://gigaom.com/2014/08/28/journalism-and-the-internet-is-it-the-best-of-times-no-but-its-not-the-worst-of-times-either/

 

Why don’t restaurants charge for reservations?

http://priceonomics.com/why-dont-restaurants-charge-for-reservations/

 

SPORTS:

Jerry Football : A Profile of Jerry Jones

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11420510/dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-wants-known-football-man

and Game Theory in Sports

http://www.davidpapineau.co.uk/blog/game-theory-team-reasoning-and-a-bit-about-sport-too

Catherine Bellis should Sue the shit out of the NCAA (I hate the NCAA)

https://sports.vice.com/article/why-americas-sweetheart-should-sue-the-ncaa

 

Confessions of a Fat Bastard

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/confessions-fat-bastard-daniel-vaughn-barbecue-editor?fullpage=1

 

Oh, you know, just some stuff about Switzerland

http://crookedtimber.org/2014/08/26/the-world-is-squared-episode-1-switzerland-country-of-joyce/

 

The Secret German Plan to Invade America before WWI 

http://io9.com/the-secret-german-scheme-to-invade-america-before-the-f-1628063060

 

How Important are Monopolies? 

http://timharford.com/2014/08/monopoly-is-a-bureaucrats-friend-but-a-democrats-foe/

 

The Twisted Incentives Behind the War on Drugs

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/29/6075527/how-the-war-on-drugs-led-to-institutional-racism

 

The Insidious Rise of Blockbuster Video Games

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/08/the-insidious-rise-of-the-blockbuster-video-game/379180/

 

NATO’s Moment of Truth

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/nato-moment-of-truth-arrives/92729/

 

The Real Peril for Uber is it’s Business Model

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-peril-to-uber-is-its-business-model-not-bad-pr/

From The Archives: 8/28/2014 Edition

Clarissa Explains It All creator gets deep

http://www.avclub.com/article/clarissa-explains-it-all-creator-mitchell-kriegman-208535

 

The troubled life of Aaron Hernandez

http://feature.rollingstone.com/feature/the-gangster-in-the-huddle

 

The End of Amateurism is not the end of college sports

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/08/the-end-of-amateurism-not-the-end-of-college-sports/379200/?single_page=true

 

The Rise and Fall of Travel Writing

https://beta.publet.com/nowhere-mag/13/4

 

Some thoughts on ending the corporate income tax

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/subverting-the-inversions-more-thoughts-on-ending-the-corporate-tax

 

Can Mario Draghi save the Euro again?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/27/can-mario-draghi-save-the-euro-again/

 

Does it help to know history?

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/help-know-history

 

Inside YouTube’s hit factory

http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-28/youtube-hollywoods-hit-factory-for-teen-entertainment

From the Archives: 8/27/2014 Edition

How a Chinese national gained access to Arizona’s terror center

http://www.propublica.org/article/lizhong-fan

 

Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/27/6006139/did-tony-die-at-the-end-of-the-sopranos

 

Understanding the comedy of Phil Hartman (Grantland’s SNL @ 40 series has been terrific)

http://grantland.com/features/the-glue-understanding-the-comedy-of-phil-hartman-saturday-night-live-newsradio-the-simpsons/

 

How the Japanese screwed up Pearl Harbor

http://www.historynet.com/pearl-harbor

 

Dropbox’s plans to stay relevant 

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/dropboxs-plan-to-stay-relevant/

 

Polanyi’s Paradox and the shape of employment growth (warning: pdf)

http://www.kansascityfed.org/publicat/sympos/2014/093014.pdf

 

Pew Research shows Facebook and Twitter limit political debate

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/08/facebook-and-twitter-limit-political-debate.html

 

In hostage negotiations, is the price ever right?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/25/murky-world-hostage-negotiations-price-ever-right-insurance

From the Archives: 8/26/2014 Edition

Last Call: The End of Printed Newspapers

https://medium.com/@cshirky/last-call-c682f6471c70

 

Twitter v. Facebook as a news source

http://gigaom.com/2014/08/18/twitter-vs-facebook-as-a-news-source-ferguson-shows-the-downsides-of-an-algorithmic-filter/

 

What to Expect When Apple’s Expecting

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2014/08/25/interview-with-horace-dediu-what-to-expect-when-apples-expecting/

 

Endgame for Putin?

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/robert-skidelsky-asks-if-the-endgame-in-ukraine-will-also-mean-the-end-for-vladimir-putin

 

38 maps that explain the global economy

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/26/6063749/38-maps-that-explain-the-global-economy

 

The complete guide to burger blends

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/guide-to-burger-blends-with-tom-mylan/

 

Grantland on the Emmy’s

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/the-emmys-after-party-vapes-staches-and-a-breaking-bad-love-fest/

 

This man has nothing to hide, not even his email password

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/this-man-has-nothing-to-hide/379041/?single_page=true

From The Archives: 8/25/2014 Edition

The Aftershocks: Has Italy Criminalized Science?

https://medium.com/matter/the-aftershocks-7966d0cdec66

 

Apple + IBM, this time it’ll be different

http://www.mondaynote.com/2014/08/24/shift-happens-apple-ibm-this-time-itll-be-different/

 

The Matter of Time: What Should a Magazine Company Be?

http://nymag.com/news/features/time-inc-magazines-2014-8/

 

The Bro Whisperer of Bustle

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/08/bustle_one_year_later

 

Who Will Win, Might Win, and Should Win the Emmy’s

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/25/6050325/emmys-2014-tonight-breaking-bad-will-win-true-detective

 

Tesla and GM Race to Build the First Mass Market Car

http://qz.com/252990/the-story-of-elon-musk-and-gms-race-to-build-the-first-mass-market-electric-car/

 

The Verge’s very impressive interactive piece on Virtual Reality

http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality

 

Bill Hader on Saturday Night Live

http://grantland.com/features/bill-hader-saturday-night-live-snl-week/

 

 

From the Archives: 8/22/2014 Edition

How Mugabe raised money from Wall Street to Crush his opposition

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/mugabes-bailout-och-ziff-investment-linked-to-zimbabwe-despot

 

Frank Miller’s Dark Night

http://grantland.com/features/frank-miller-sin-city-dame-to-kill-for-batman-dark-knight-holy-terror-comic-books/

And the Fall and Rise of Frank Miller

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/frank-miller-sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for/

 

Everything you wanted to know about Doctor Who but were afraid to ask 

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/22/6055755/doctor-who-explained-who-is-doctor-who

 

Check out some charts about UK tech use! 

http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2014/8/7/chartflood

 

Argentina’s Default is…weird 

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-20/argentina-s-last-bond-exchange-went-so-well-it-s-doing-another

 

Are streaming services for E-books inevitable?

http://praxtime.com/2014/08/18/libraries/

 

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-lies-beneath-Stonehenge-180952437/?all

 

America in Decay (may be behind a paywall)

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141729/francis-fukuyama/america-in-decay

 

The Moderator Revolt!

http://priceonomics.com/the-aol-chat-room-monitor-revolt/