Thursday, September 15, 2016

An absurd week in America’s two-tier election   

Politics

Scott Gilmore, writing for Macleans: Every day, Trump says something or is revealed to have done something that would have disqualified every other candidate for president over the last 40 years. Howard Dean’s political career ended after he yelled too … Continue reading →

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Carpooling Will Save the World   

Science

Jason Goldman, writing for Conservation: The researchers started with a massive dataset: every trip taken by each of New York City’s 13,586 registered taxis that either started or ended in Manhattan in the year 2011. That gave them more than … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2014   

Video

Knate Myers: Every year the city of Albuquerque host the largest hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. A mesmerizing timelapse. I love the final shot. (Via Colossal)

Friday, October 24, 2014

What Young People Don’t Know   

FinanceOpinion

Kas Thomas: Young people today don’t realize what has happened to the U.S. economy over the past 40 years. Their sense of what’s “normal” is shaped by current reality, not the reality their parents grew up in. They don’t know … Continue reading →

Saturday, June 14, 2014

America dumbs down   

OpinionScience

Jonathon Gatehouse, writing for Maclean’s on a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking in the United States: If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere … 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 →

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem   

Technology

Yiren Lu, a graduate student in computer science, writing for The New York Times Magazine: Recently, an engineer at a funded-to-the-gills start-up in San Francisco texted me to grumble about his company’s software architecture. Its code base was bug-ridden and … Continue reading →

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mitt   

Movies

Kenneth Chrisholm, writing for IMDb: Mitt Romney, with the support of his family, made two major campaigns for the Office of the President of the United States in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. This film takes an intimate portrait of … Continue reading →

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The fall of the house of Tsarnaev   

Reading

The Boston Globe: Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him. Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the … Continue reading →