The long weekend is here and that means a lot to read: or at least I like to do that. Here are some amazing stories about San Francisco, Rajat Gupta, Argentina in the 1970s, Buffalo, razors, Philip Dick, Facebook, Brooklyn and cars.
the new yorker
The New Yorker’s new Strongbox feature claims to be an online safebox for whistleblowers to submit documents safely and anonymously. The system, based on open source DeadDrop software developed by the late Aaron Swartz, has invited comparisons to Wik…
The insomnia plague, the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest dog sled race, Lululemon fans, 3D-printed meat, rise of the well-dressed man, the new new social science, and why do we laugh when people fall — those are stories in the mix for this weekend.
The USPS could be considering a proposal to sell magazine subscriptions to consumers direct through its website and stores, in an attempt to keep consumers checking their mailboxes for the latest print content, which remain highlights of people’s mail moments.
A few weeks ago, I met a really interesting business owner. He has built a company that does more than marketing communications. They also do packaging and point-of-purchase and sales. A full-on marketing firm that also does something pretty fascinating: Performance-based pricing. Of course, I was a little skeptical (and very curious) to hear this. [...]
It’s like getting dumped on the day of your big promotion. That’s how Flipboard must have felt after two prominent magazines said they were leaving just hours after the popular news aggregator announced a groundbreaking partnership with the New York Times.
Parent company Conde Nast may still think the web is not that important, but The New Yorker does.
The 87-year-old magazine decided to make a “big investment” in its website six to eight months ago, Nicholas Thompson, editor of newyorker.com, s…
In short: we don’t know.
But… we are learning. Most recently, Jonah Lehrer released his latest book, Imagine – How Creativity Works. The book has become a massive bestseller and, just this week, it was announced that Lehrer is leaving his regular po…
"I keep having my ideas ripped off!"
I grew up being friends with a very successful individual. The problem was that this individual could have been much more successful (especially if you asked them). If you sat down with this individual an…
I love The New Yorker. It’s one of maybe five magazines I still subscribe to the print edition. I love when it arrives because it means a good two hours of solitude while I absorb every article in the month’s edition. But I’m mad at them right now. They ran a movie review of “The [...]