From the Archives: 10/30/2014 Edition

A Shooting on Spring Grove Ave: The tale of a death in Dallas

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/shooting-spring-grove-avenue-dallas-olivia-lord-michael-burnside?fullpage=1

and Missing the Signs: The story behind a murder case that gripped two countries and spurred a devastated Edmonton family to take action 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/10322741/story.html

 

Wonder Woman: The Weird, True Story

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/nov/20/wonder-woman-weird-true-story/

 

ESPN’s PTI is the best news show on television (which directly contradicts the article last week about Inside the NFL being the best, but you NEED to get opposing viewpoints)

https://medium.com/the-cauldron/why-espns-pti-is-the-best-news-show-on-television-e47373391155

 

Who’s side is Turkey on? (A really solid piece with lots of information, hint: it’s not the Kurds)

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n21/patrick-cockburn/whose-side-is-turkey-on

 

You will never ever ever be as good as the professionals (in getting financial news generally, but this is pretty much true in everything)

http://kiddynamitesworld.com/hear-one-early-release-sec-filings/

and

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-10-29/high-speed-traders-avoid-low-speed-website

 

The Cliff and the Slope: How internet access monopolies punish rivals and innocent bystanders get caught in the crossfire

https://medium.com/backchannel/jammed-e474fc4925e4

 

Notes on the death of the American sitcom (” ruinous broadcast development cycle — listening to hundreds of pitches, ordering dozens of scripts, making numerous pilots, green-lighting a handful of shows, canceling most of them, rinse, repeat — hurts the networks. But the real damage might be done to creators. Too often it forces people to squeeze their best square-peg ideas into the frictionless, round maw of corporate desire”)

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/sitcom-tv-comedy-abc-cbs-nbc-fox/

BUT WAIT! These three new sitcoms could restore multi-cam’s reputation! Have reports on the death of the American sitcom been greatly exaggerated?! You be the judge.

http://www.avclub.com/article/three-new-sitcoms-could-restore-multi-cameras-repu-211130

 

The new heroin epidemic 

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/10/the-new-heroin-epidemic/382020/

and the original study from drugabuse.com here

http://drugabuse.com/featured/decade-of-drug-overdose/

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From the Archives: 10/29/2014 Edition

The Crisis in US – Israel Relations is Officially Here (Obama calls Bibi “chickenshit”, Bibi has “written off” the whole administration, just the kind of high minded debate between world leaders that keeps you up at night!)

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-crisis-in-us-israel-relations-is-officially-here/382031/?single_page=true

 

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster: ProPublica and NPR Look at the Botched Efforts Behind Hurricanes Sandy and Issac 

http://s3.amazonaws.com/propublica/redcross/the-red-cross-secret-disaster.html

 

Found Money: Cattle Auctions, The Great Recession, and the Worry that No One, Anywhere, Knows What They are Doing

http://harpers.org/archive/2014/05/found-money/?single=1

 

Facts and Myths about Bank Leverage Ratios 

https://medium.com/bull-market/facts-and-rubbish-about-bank-leverage-ratios-2c16bc7e57a5

and The Right Way and Wrong Way to Hate the Fed

http://humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-right-way-and-wrong-way-to-hate-fed.html

 

The Pirate and his Pupil: Mike Leach and Connor Halliday Start Toppling Some Records (Mike Leach has always been one of my favorite college coaches, besides the whole pirate obsession the man represents all that is truly, wonderfully crazy about football at the collegiate level)

http://grantland.com/features/mike-leach-connor-halliday-washington-state-cougars/

 

Why Google Wants to Replace Email (The idea being that email is a “dumb pipe” for communications, and dumb pipes are rarely good or profitable businesses to be in)

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2838775/why-google-wants-to-replace-gmail.html

 

It’s Time to Make Daylight Savings Time Year Round (this seems like a good cause for some inoffensive group to take up, I’ll sign your petition!)

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/29/7083837/daylight-saving-time-year-round

 

Reddit Gets a Crowdfunding Platform (I am a fan of this I think)

https://redditmade.com/about-us

see also

https://gigaom.com/2014/10/29/reddit-adds-a-crowdfunding-layer-for-its-members-are-you-paying-attention-media-companies/

and

http://pando.com/2014/10/29/reddits-new-crowdfunding-platform-actually-gets-a-lot-of-things-right/

From the Archives: 10/28/2014 Edition

Heavy on Interviews Today….You Know….If You’re Into That Sort Of Thing….

Dr. Michael Jordan talks about Big Data, Neural Networks, and the Huge Engineering Challenges they Represent

http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/artificial-intelligence/machinelearning-maestro-michael-jordan-on-the-delusions-of-big-data-and-other-huge-engineering-efforts

 

Sarah Koenig talks Serial

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/sarah-koenig-on-serial-20141024

 

Google X is Working to Build the Tricorder for Early Disease Detection

https://medium.com/backchannel/were-hoping-to-build-the-tricorder-12e1822e5e6a

 

Team of Bumblers: Are Hagel and Rice Up to the Current National Security Challenges?

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/susan-rice-chuck-hagel-team-of-bumblers-112208.html#.VE6ZQR3F9AZ

 

The Story of America’s Most Prolific Counterfeiter 

http://www.gq.com/long-form/the-great-paper-caper

 

Soak the Rich: David Graeber and Thomas Piketty Debate the Future of Capitalism

http://www.thebaffler.com/odds-and-ends/soak-the-rich

 

Could a 4-year Old Do What Carl Ichan Does?

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/could-a-four-year-old-do-what-carl-icahn-does/

 

The BCS Wasn’t Any Worse then a College Playoff Will Be

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-bcs-wasnt-any-worse-than-a-college-football-playoff/

From the Archives: 10/27/2014 Edition

The Gentleman Thief: Magicians, Mafiosos, a Missing Painting, and the Heist of a Lifetime

https://medium.com/epic-magazine/pipino-gentleman-thief-ede9713dafb1

 

London: All that Glisters…: Changing Demographics in Britain’s Largest City

http://quarterly.demos.co.uk/article/issue-4/london-all-that-glisters/

 

Deflation in the Eurozone Could be a Problem

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21627620-deflation-euro-zone-all-too-close-and-extremely-dangerous-worlds-biggest-economic

 

Behind the Scenes of the No-Budget Youtube Videos that Changed the Face of Horror

http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/10681/marble-hornets-slender-man/

 

The Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge

https://medium.com/backchannel/a-spreadsheet-way-of-knowledge-8de60af7146e

 

How Much Value Can You Unlock by Breaking Up Companies?

http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2014/10/corporate-breakups-value-and-pricing.html

 

How Do You Deal with Wannabe Jihadis? An Upgrade to Business Class

http://pando.com/2014/10/24/the-war-nerd-how-do-you-deal-with-wannabe-jihadis-an-upgrade-to-business-class/

 

Porche: The Hedge Fund that Also Made Cars

http://priceonomics.com/porsche-the-hedge-fund-that-also-made-cars/

From the Archives: 10/24/2014 Edition

Old Masters At the Top of Their Game: Interviews 80 year Old Legends

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/23/magazine/old-masters-at-top-of-their-game.html?_r=0

 

Lunch with Russell Brand

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/64206eb2-583f-11e4-a31b-00144feab7de.html#axzz3H5Z15vhn

 

Confessions of a Tech Panelist

https://medium.com/backchannel/confessions-of-a-tech-panelist-4a8bb48dc2a7

 

Jehova’s Witnesses, A Case Study in Viral Marketing

http://priceonomics.com/jehovahs-witnesses-a-case-study-in-viral-marketing/

 

On the Origins of the Essay

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/ill-defined-plot

 

The Great Kansas Tea-Party Disaster

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-kansas-tea-party-disaster-20141023

 

Inside the NFL is the Perfect Show for People Who Want to Browse

http://www.avclub.com/article/inside-nfl-perfect-show-fans-who-just-want-browse-210938

 

An Interview with David Cronenberg on the Publication of his First Book

http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/hazlitt/feature/book-compost-heap-interview-david-cronenberg

From the Archives: 10/23/2014 Edition

Confessions of a Rogue Fundraiser

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/confessions-of-a-rogue-fundraiser-112052.html#.VEh9WR3F9AZ

 

The Weed Wolf of Wall Street

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/print-view/buying-high-how-to-get-rich-on-pot-stocks-20141021

and Inside the Quasi-Legal, Science-Free World of Medical Marijuana for Kids!

http://time.com/pot-kids/

 

George Soros: Wake Up, Europe 

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/nov/20/wake-up-europe/

 

The Technical Constraints That Made Abbey Road So Good

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/the-technical-constraints-that-made-abbey-road-so-good/381820/

 

Cooperation is what Makes Us Human

http://nautil.us/issue/18/genius/cooperation-is-what-makes-us-human-rd

 

Rage Against the Machines: The Mechanical Turk, Deep Blue, and the Rise of the Chess Computer

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/rage-against-the-machines/

 

The Google Self-Driving Car May Never Happen

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/10/google_self_driving_car_it_may_never_actually_happen.single.html

 

The Laborers Who Keep Beheadings and Dick Pics Off Your Facebook Feed

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/content-moderation/

From the Archives: 10/22/2014 Edition

My Day Interviewing with the Service Economy Start-Up from Hell

http://thebillfold.com/2014/10/my-day-interviewing-for-the-service-economy-startup-from-hell/

 

Is the Chinese Economy About to Fall Off a Cliff?

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/chinese-economy-fall-off-cliff

 

The Peaceful Madness of Eric Andre

http://grantland.com/features/eric-andre-adult-swim-eric-andre-show-hannibal-buress/

 

The Weirdest, Most Off-The-Grid Sports League in America

http://www.gq.com/sports/201411/last-chance-university

 

Will Your Next Best Friend Be a Robot?

http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/will-your-next-best-friend-be-robot?nopaging=1

 

Amazon is Doing Everyone a Favor

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/22/7016827/amazon-hachette-monopoly

 

Anarchy and Education in 1970’s Great Britain

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29518319

 

The Man With the Golden Blood

http://mosaicscience.com/story/man-golden-blood