From the Archives: 1/27/2015 Edition

The 30,000 Futures of the Brain

https://medium.com/@neuroecology/the-30-000-futures-of-the-brain-d857e3fbec55

 

The European’s Fight and the Kids Hear Everything

http://humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-european-parents-fight-and-kids.html

 

How Language Police are Perverting Liberalism

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/not-a-very-pc-thing-to-say.html

Jezebel Responds

http://jezebel.com/a-note-to-chait-dissent-isnt-suffocation-internet-isn-1682017960

 

How YouTube Lost It’s Soul

http://pando.com/2015/01/26/keep-youtube-weird-how-youtube-lost-its-soul-and-may-lose-the-creators-that-built-it/

 

The Netanyahu Disaster

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/Netanyahu-vs-Obama-on-Iran/384849/

 

Inside League of Legends, the World’s Largest Virtual Psychology Lab

https://medium.com/backchannel/inside-the-largest-virtual-psychology-lab-in-the-world-7c0d2c43cda5

 

The Business of Fake Diploma’s

http://priceonomics.com/the-business-of-fake-diplomas/

 

Just Another Interview with Bill Gates

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/26/7877357/bill-gates-interview

From The Archives: 11/25/2014 Edition

Chock Full Of Learning Today.

 

Why Uber Fights (This article looks at a lot of the reasons why it makes sense for Uber to act the way it does)

http://stratechery.com/2014/uber-fights/

and Increasing Returns and the Two Worlds of Business (warning: PDF. This is an older paper, but if you haven’t read it before its a really good primer on the subject, and it helps flesh out some of the stuff in the Uber Article)

http://www.iwp.jku.at/Born/mpwfst/02/BArthur/Arthur_B.pdf

 

This is What We Know About A Prairie Home Companion

http://boringoldraphael.tumblr.com/post/102816045574/this-is-what-we-know-about-a-prairie-home

 

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

http://www.thenation.com/article/190937/why-its-impossible-indict-cop

Don’t Blame the Grand Jury, Blame the Law

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120408/ferguson-grand-jury-didnt-indict-darren-wilson-good-legal-reasons

 

The Hidden TV Gem’s of 2014

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/thanksgiving-tv-jane-the-virgin-netflix-bbc-america-starz/

 

Orrin Hatch On the Tech Issues the New Congress Will Take Up (yes on patent trolls, no on net neutrality)

https://medium.com/backchannel/will-new-congress-pass-tech-agenda-orrin-hatch-says-yes-5c60b2dd689

and Why Mark Cuban Wants Fast Internet Lanes

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/11/24/why-mark-cuban-opposes-net-neutrality-i-want-there-to-be-fast-lanes/

 

Firing Chuck Hagel 

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/nov/25/firing-chuck-hagel/

And The Fall Guy (Firing Chuck Hagel is not a cure, it’s a symptom of the disease)

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/11/24/the_fall_guy_chuck_hagel_resignation_obama_administration_national_security_team

 

The Missile Men Of North Vietnam

http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/missile-men-north-vietnam-180953375/

 

God’s Lonely Programmer

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/gods-lonely-programmer

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/

From the archives:08/09/2013

How to convince investors
http://www.paulgraham.com/convince.html

How athletes get great
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/media/books/How-Athletes-Get-Great.html?page=all

The Cheapening of Comics (a speech by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Waterson)
http://floobynooby.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-speech-by-bill-watterson.html

Will 4square finally get it right?
http://www.fastcompany.com/3014821/will-foursquare-ceo-dennis-crowley-finally-get-it-right

confessions of an institutional investor
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2013/08/08/confessions-of-an-institutional-investor/

Obama is not taking unemployment seriously
http://www.aei.org/article/politics-and-public-opinion/obama-is-not-taking-unemployment-seriously/

The present and future of “Adults Only” games
http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/8/8/4595050/adults-only-ao-games

How to fix the NHL
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9538380/how-fix-nhl/