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 →

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Dies at 86   

LiteratureMusicOpinion

Margalit Fox, writing for The New York Times: Long before that day, as she recounted in “Caged Bird” and its sequels, she had already been a dancer, calypso singer, streetcar conductor, single mother, magazine editor in Cairo, administrative assistant in … Continue reading →

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Now That’s Rich   

Finance

Paul Krugman, writing in The New York Times: Institutional Investor’s latest “rich list” in its Alpha magazine, its survey of the 25 highest-paid hedge fund managers, is out — and it turns out that these guys make a lot of … Continue reading →

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Let’s Start With Bread and Water   

FoodOpinion

Pete Wells, writing for the New York Times: It may not be as infantilizing and infuriating as the chef-knows-best power play of the bread course, but the breadbasket games in à la carte restaurants still push all kinds of buttons. … Continue reading →

Monday, March 17, 2014

The New York Times Redesign

Design

Excerpt from The New York Times’ redesign page: We’ve streamlined our article pages and created a more responsive interface with faster load times. So navigating between stories is easier and finding more content that appeals to you is just a … Continue reading →

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bitcoin Is Doomed to Fail   

FinanceTechnology

Edward Hadas, writing for the New York Times: Bitcoin exemplifies some of the problems of private money: Its value is uncertain, its legal status is unclear, and it could easily become valueless if users lose faith. Besides, if bitcoin ever … Continue reading →