From the Archives: 12/18/2014 Edition

The Year of Outrage

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/12/the_year_of_outrage_2014_everything_you_were_angry_about_on_social_media.html

 

The Greatest Tax Story Ever Told

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-18/first-corporate-inversion-invented-by-liberal-tax-lawyer

 

The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/12/the-zen-predator-of-the-upper-east-side/383831/

 

Viewing Russia From Inside

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/viewing-russia-inside#axzz3M3bvb9Yd

 

The Evidence for North Korea Being Behind the Sony Attacks Is Thin

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/evidence-of-north-korea-hack-is-thin/

 

Watching “The Interview” With Seth Rogan

http://grantland.com/features/the-interview-seth-rogen-sony-hack-north-korea-james-franco/

 

Seattle’s Unbelievable Transportation Megaproject Fustercluck

http://grist.org/cities/seattles-unbelievable-transportation-megaproject-fustercluck/ 

 

The Foreign Spell

http://laphamsquarterly.org/foreigners/foreign-spell

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From the Archives: 12/17/2014 Edition

The Inside Story of the Breakdown Between Uber and Portland

http://fusion.net/story/33680/the-inside-story-of-how-the-uber-portland-negotiations-broke-down/

 

The Everything Book: Reading in the Age of Amazon

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/17/7396525/amazon-kindle-design-lab-audible-hachette

and an interview with Jonah Peretti

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/17/7409613/jonah-peretti-on-the-future-of-buzzfeed-interview

 

How Can We Rid the Legal System of Junk Science

http://aeon.co/magazine/society/how-can-we-rid-the-legal-system-of-bad-science/

 

Only Fools and Horses: A Portrait of One of the Greatest Racing Gamblers

http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636505-how-perfectly-legal-heists-racehorse-trainer-and-former-seminarian-made-him

 

The Worse the Russia’s Ruble Gets, the More Dangerous Putin Becomes

http://www.vox.com/2014/12/17/7401681/russia-putin-ruble

 

The Pessimist’s Guide to 2015

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-flash-points/

 

Chat is the Only True Intimate Online Experience Left

http://gizmodo.com/the-only-truly-intimate-online-experience-left-1671556818

 

“I Don’t Know What to do With Good White People”

http://jezebel.com/i-dont-know-what-to-do-with-good-white-people-1671201391

 

Inside the Buzz Fueled Media Startups Vying For Your Attention

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/new-media-2/

From the Archives: 12/16/2014 Edition

The Intel Enigma

http://www.mondaynote.com/2014/12/14/the-intel-enigma/

 

The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014

http://stratechery.com/2014/state-consumer-technology-end-2014/

 

Hollywood’s Addiction to Franchises

http://grantland.com/features/2014-hollywood-blockbusters-franchises-box-office/

 

Inside Beijing’s Air-pocalypse

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/dec/16/beijing-airpocalypse-city-almost-uninhabitable-pollution-china

 

Quora and the Quest to Answer Every Question

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattlynley/quora-and-the-quest-to-answer-every-question

 

Some Stuff About the Ruble (feel free to read as much or as little as you can stomach, there’s not much good news here)

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/12/16/russian_currency_crisis_putin_has_no_good_solutions.html

http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-16/no-caviar-is-not-getting-cheaper-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-russian-ruble-collapse

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-15/why-the-ruble-fell-as-oil-rose

http://streetwiseprofessor.com/?p=8996

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/15/russias-economy-is-doomed-its-that-simple/

 

The Road Goes Ever On: A Review of Shadows of Mordor

https://medium.com/matter/the-road-goes-ever-on-105f33453e55

 

Don’t Invest In Stupid Shit (Just a chart, that’s all)

http://thereformedbroker.com/2014/12/16/chart-o-the-day-dont-invest-in-stupid-sht/

 

The Verge’s Year In Review

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/16/7395527/the-year-in-review-the-biggest-stories-of-2014

From the Archives: 12/15/2014 Edition

How the Death of Mid-Market Cinema Left a Generation of Filmmakers MIA

http://flavorwire.com/492985/how-the-death-of-mid-budget-cinema-left-a-generation-of-iconic-filmmakers-mia/view-all

 

Achievement Points: You Can’t Take ’em With You

https://medium.com/matter/achievement-points-you-cant-take-em-with-you-75ed6ea70e5b

 

Breaking Up Google is Not the Way for Europe to Grow

http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/12/04-dont-break-up-google-litan

 

Wither Publishing: A Conversation with Ben Thompson and Felix Salmon (almost too much awesomeness)

https://medium.com/bull-market/whither-nanopublishing-d948a6790cfc

 

Larry Lessig’s Long Walk

https://medium.com/backchannel/larry-lessigs-long-walk-b96d80d34972

 

Meeting Ayn Rand in Vegas

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/meeting-ayn-rand-on-the-las-vegas-strip/383608/?single_page=true

 

Aaron Sorkin on the Sony Hacks (I still don’t like The Newsroom)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/opinion/aaron-sorkin-journalists-shouldnt-help-the-sony-hackers.html

 

MOOC’s (yea!) What Are They Good For!

http://www.technologyreview.com/review/533406/what-are-moocs-good-for/

From the Archives: 12/11/2014 Edition

The Best TV Shows of 2014 Part 1

http://www.avclub.com/article/best-tv-shows-2014-part-1-212459

and 2 

http://www.avclub.com/article/best-tv-shows-2014-part-2-212571

 

How Digital Music Missed It’s Big Chance (Backchannel is doing some great work if you haven’t check out their other stuff)

https://medium.com/backchannel/how-digital-music-missed-its-big-chance-fab931566042

 

How to Fix Britain’s Immigration Crisis 

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9398682/how-to-fix-britains-immigration-crisis-without-leaving-europe/

 

Pirates, Killer Whales and Cheap Jewelry: A life In Science

http://nautil.us/issue/101/in-our-nature/pirates-killer-whales-and-cheap-jewelry-a-life-in-science

 

Xiaomi Loses Big In India (Shocked to find that Xiaomi doesn’t do so hot in countries with strong IP laws)

http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-11/xiaomis-india-loss-means-trouble-for-chinas-smartphone-brands

 

Analysts Would Do Anything For a Toys ‘R’ Us IPO

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-11/analyst-would-do-anything-for-toys-r-us-ipo-including-that

 

We Are All Part of the Social Experiment

http://thelongandshort.org/issues/season-two/lab-rats-online-experiments.html

 

Pittsburgh’s Revitalization

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/how-the-cultural-arts-drove-pittsburghs-revitalization/383627/

From the Archives: 12/10/2014 Edition

An Oral History of Boogie Nights

http://grantland.com/features/boogie-nights/

 

Worse Than Defeat: Britain and Afghanistan

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n24/james-meek/worse-than-a-defeat

 

Let the Sharing Economy Flourish (warning: .pdf)

http://ipa.org.au/portal/uploads/Sharing_Economy_December_2014.pdf

 

The Secret History of the Clinton Whitehouse

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/the-way-they-remember-it-an-oral-history-of-the-clinton-years/383560/

 

How Bitcoin Can Revolutionize the Music Industry

https://medium.com/backchannel/bitcoin-for-rockstars-ca8366802f9

 

The 2014 Hater’s Guide to the William-Sonoma Catalog

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-2014-haters-guide-to-the-williams-sonoma-catalog-1667452305

 

NPR’s Favorite Albums of the Year

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/08/368731400/npr-musics-50-favorite-albums-of-2014

 

Appeals Court Not So Keen on Insider Trading

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-10/appeals-court-not-so-keen-on-insider-trading-crackdown

From the Archives: 12/09/2014 Edition

The Chinese Century

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2015/01/china-worlds-largest-economy

 

The Secret Deal to Save the Planet

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-secret-deal-to-save-the-planet-20141209

 

Docker and the Integrated Open Sources Company

http://stratechery.com/2014/docker-integrated-open-source-company/

 

Community Courts and the Future of the Justice System

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/experience-dignity-community-courts-future-criminal-justice-system-95646/

 

How ISIS Rules

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/dec/09/how-isis-rules/

 

The Echo Chamber: How a Small Group of Lawyers Have an Outsized Influence on the Supreme Court

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/scotus/

 

The Revival of the Rust Belt

http://www.newgeography.com/content/004792-the-rustbelt-roars-back-from-dead

 

AdBlock Reveals a Problem With the Advertising Ecosystem

http://www.mondaynote.com/2014/12/08/the-rise-of-adblock-reveals-a-serious-problem-in-the-advertising-ecosystem/

 

The New Republic: An Appreciation 

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/the-new-republic-an-appreciation/383561/?single_page=true