A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island. Pink rehashes some recent social media controversies and some other thoughts on his own fame. Show More Summary
At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider...Show More Summary
Over a million US military veterans lacked healthcare coverage in 2012, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. While many people believe that all veterans are covered by the Veterans Affairs health care system, less than...Show More Summary
The unforgiving life of a pioneer girl is told as truthfully as Laura Ingalls Wilder could remember in a never-before published book.
Chess: Carlsen crowned world champion, Anand vows returnVignesh Radhakrishnan, Hindustan TimesNew Delhi, November 23, 2014First Published: 17:07 IST(23/11/2014)Last Updated: 01:07 IST(24/11/2014)In the eleventh game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. Show More Summary
Those of you who read German (I don’t) might enjoy a joint interview of me and Seth Lloyd about quantum computing, which was conducted in Seth’s office by the journalist Christian Meier, and published in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Even if you don’t read German, you can just feed the interview into Google Translate, […]
Cartoonist Feg Murray kept track and featured all the actors who played the Frankenstein Monster as they came aboard. We’ve seen Karloff, Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi pictured, and here’s a teaser, published on 2 July 1944, announcing Boris’ return to the Frankenstein franchise, with a caveat: The role of The Monster went to “someone else”. Show More Summary
The very first article I wrote and published on Art of Manliness nearly six years ago was “How to Shave Like Your Grandpa.” It’s a primer on traditional wet shaving using a safety razor and badger brush. It’s consistently been one of the most popular posts on the site year in and year out. I get […]
This post was originally published on my Medium blog. Once, many years ago, when you purchased your first smartphone, you joined the always-online revolution. Gone were the days of status messages like “afk” or “brb”?—?no, you, humble smartphone owner, are now a part of the hyper-connected world in which you’re never afk. Show More Summary
Magna Carta Uncovered, Hart Publishing, October 2014 - details here Two old friends, Lord Judge (former Lord Chief Justice) and Anthony Arlidge QC have written a compelling and scholarly account of the 1215 political settlement known as the Magna Carta. This instrument has become something of a missile in the dust-up over the European Convention versus “rights brought […]
In case you needed more affirmation that the internet is not a safe place, Symantec published a report today detailing a sophisticated form of spyware known as Regin. Read more...
Publisher Project Cancelled At Double Fine, 12 Employees Let Go Yikes. Activision Targets Call Of Duty Glitch Videos For Take Down Only targeting glitches which give unfair advantages, says Activision. Riot Wants To Pay You For Finding...Show More Summary
Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Amazing Spider-Man #335 (plus a few cameos from other issues), which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1990. Enjoy! Larsen took over the penciling gig on Amazing […]
A piece I published over at my other blog (the Business Ethics Blog) has been earning me some push-back, to put it mildly, from fans of GMO labelling. The piece I wrote is called “Why Neil Young is wrong about … Continue reading ?
Being the boss requires a lot of responsibility and wielding that type of power is definitely a stressful gig, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, women in positions of authority displayed more depressive symptoms than their male counterparts. Read more...
Since I posted an excerpt from Noah Smith's column, I should also post this response from Frances Woolley: Is economics really a dismal science for women?: Donna Ginther and Shulamit Kahn have just published a paper that tracks thousands of...
PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and pricing stabilizes, users will spend more on bits than they will on pulp. Show More Summary
The New York Daily News has published a recap of Manhattan's insane boom in skyscraper construction. Embiggen the bottom image for a tally on the coming supertalls, several of which will eclipse the Empire State Building's 1250 feet....Show More Summary
Reviewing Hermione Lee’s Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life, a new biography of the British novelist, Alan Hollinghurst reminds us of her late-in-life flowering as a writer: She published her first book, a biography of the artist Edward Burne-Jones, when she was fifty-eight; her first novel appeared when she was sixty. She was, as she said, “an […]