Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings?   

Politics

Max Fisher and Josh Keller reporting for the New York Times: But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many mass shootings? Perhaps, some speculate, it is because … Continue reading →

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving   

Science

David Leonhardt, writing for The New York Times: We’ve chosen a rule that some sequences of three numbers obey — and some do not. Your job is to guess what the rule is. A great little logic puzzle.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Visualizing the Yield Curve   

Finance

Gregor Aisch And Amanda Cox, writing for The New York Times back in March: The yield curve shows how much it costs the federal government to borrow money for a given amount of time, revealing the relationship between long- and … Continue reading →

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rams Cut Michael Sam   

Sports

Ken Belson, writing for The New York Times: Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an N.F.L. team, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. The move came as teams across the league reduced their squads … Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The New York Times ‘Breaks Bad’   

Television

Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing for The New York Times last September: On “Breaking Bad” on Sunday night, Charlie Rose referred to a column by Andrew Ross Sorkin in The New York Times. Here is an excerpt from that fictional column. … Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

‘This American Life’ leaves PRI   

Radio

Cara Buckley, reporting for The New York Times: On July 1, “This American Life” became independent, leaving its distributor of 17 years, Public Radio International, or PRI. […] But the big impact is financial. Gone are a distributor’s financial guarantees, … Continue reading →