I do believe that Chris Hughes's and Franklin Foer's New Republic has found and printed our new Stupidest Man Alive: Geoffrey Gray: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May Never Be Found--We Secretly Hope: "The reporter was spinning the pasta and clams around on his fork. Show More Summary
In the early years after Netflix launched in 1997, its customer service lines were pummeled with requests from people asking “What’s my kway-way?” People were baffled by what "queue" meant, The New Republic writes. The Netflix queue is the tool subscribers use to organize the movies they want to watch. Show More Summary
Reading Julia Ioffe's latest excellent piece in The New Republic, it's easy to be depressed and downright bitter about Vladimir Putin's Stalin-esque steamrollering of historical truth and his further obliteration of any remaining space for the free exchange of ideas. Show More Summary
There’s an interesting article over on The New Republic about how Americans, who 10 years ago would’ve said “line” or “line up” exclusively, have begun saying “queue.” The difference? Netflix, of course. Back in Netflix’s early years, users baffled by the word “queue” used to call customer service to ask, “What’s my kway-way?” recalls Netflix communications director Joris Evers.
“Bastl” is Czech slang that’s roughly equivalent to the maker culture or DIY. And now, from the makers of the glitchy, odd, and wonderful world of Standuino, comes a new granular sampler, a follow-up to a terrific earlier kit. The Bastl...Show More Summary
With Star Wars: The Old Republic's new player apartment system apparently on the way and several other major MMOs set to launch with or receive housing this year, what better time than now to debate whether housing belongs in MMOs? Sandbox...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Malian national pleaded not guilty in a New York federal court on Thursday to charges of assassinating an American diplomat in the Republic of Niger in Western Africa and attempting to kill a U.S. Marine who tried to intervene.
New York, March 13, 2014--Journalists covering the ongoing crisis in the southern Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea continue to be detained, harassed, and obstructed, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides of the crisis to allow journalists to report freely on the events in...
Jeffrey Ball in The New Republic: The proportion of young Americans who drive has plummeted.
China's large agribusiness operator New Hope Liuhe plans to open a feed mill in the Republic of Tatarstan, in central Russia, according to a report from the local authorities
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed hope Wednesday that a referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula can be halted, as he met with the new leader of the former Soviet republic.
[Content Note: misogyny, racism, anti-agency.] Via Think Progress comes this amazing quote from an interview with New Republic. Read on for special gender insights from former Arkansas governor, failed presidential candidate, and all-around...Show More Summary
In an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch: “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You [...]
In a conversation with New Republic writer Isaac Chotiner, New Yorker Editor David Remnick said “the idea that what brought Jonah down was faked Dylan quotes is an irony. But it wasn’t in our magazine.” Chotiner asks about “the pop … Read more
After Harry Reid's "Addicted to Koch" speech, right-wingers went out and whined about how unions spend more on politics than the Kochs do. Except they don't. And to prove that, New Republic did some simple math. But is it really so extraordinary?...Show More Summary
Mike Huckabee: Always a hit with the ladies. There's nothing to be said on this one. Let's just bask here in the wisdom of Important Conservative Mike Huckabee (R-radio) on how to treat the womenfolk. Huckabee told The New Republic, “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach. Show More Summary
New York, March 11, 2014--Two reporters were detained by armed men in the autonomous republic of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, while other journalists have reported being assaulted covering the crisis and their equipment damaged or seized, according to news reports. More than a dozen broadcasters have also been censored, the...
Danny Vinik, The New Republic: Republicans like to promise things they can't deliver, like huge tax cuts that pay for themselves or health reform plans that don't disrupt the existing system. And that's made life difficult for Democrats trying to propose initiatives that, in order to accomplish real goals, come with real costs. Show More Summary
In Walter Kirn’s Blood Will Out, the writer and journalist (his fiction includes Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, and he’s a familiar byline in publications from GQ to The New Republic) writes about his 15-year friendship with a man who he knew as Clark Rockefeller, a charming eccentric from the wrong side of the fabled American dynasty. Show More Summary
Fox News host Mike Huckabee talks to The New Republic about the pluses and minuses of potentially running for president in 2016, including giving up his job at Fox. There won’t be an incumbent in 2016, but another variable remains in play. Show More Summary