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Coping with the insolvency risk of member states

The Eurozone is more crisis-prone than other major currency areas. This column suggests that due to its hybrid structure, the EZ is likely to remain crisis-prone in the near future. A main challenge is the specific insolvency risk to...Show More Summary

Extra Bases: Every Team Has a Chance (Until the Season Starts)

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

As pitchers and catchers report to Florida and Arizona, here is the column nobody wants to read: a doomsday scenario, just below the cheery surface, that could thwart each team’s high hopes.

DevOps and the Enterprise: Podcast with Automic CTO John Purrier

We’re investigating the nature of these Innovation Engines in a series of What To Think podcasts, sponsored by Pivotal Tracker, and columns by VentureBeat editor at large Dylan Tweney. Tune in here to learn the secrets behind the tech world’s most successful platforms. John Purrier is a founder and board member of OpenStack, and is […]

Indie Spotlight: ‘Brooklyn Sound’ Plays A Humorous Tune

9 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

As I did two weeks ago, I’m using this week’s Indie Spotlight column to showcase a series built around an ensemble cast of curious characters. This time, the series in our sights is Brooklyn Sound, a mockumentary set at a down-on-its-luck...Show More Summary

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Oscar Voting Begins As Contenders Make Final Pitch

A  weekly column talking up the season with dispatches from the awards circuit. Final Oscar balloting begins today.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel with a deadline for voting by 5pm PT  on Tuesday February 23rd  just days before Oscar Sunday. Show More Summary

How the Euro Crisis was successfully resolved

When the newly elected Greek government of George Papandreou revealed that its predecessor had doctored the books, financial markets reacted violently. This column discusses the steps implemented by policymakers following this episode, which were essential in resolving the Crisis. Show More Summary

Rebooting Europe: Closer fiscal cooperation needed

There are certain conditions needed to make a common currency across diverse economies a success and the Eurozone is clearly not satisfying them. This column argues that institutions and policies in place six years after the debt crisis have mitigated the risks of another Great Recession. Show More Summary

Column: Why millennial women don’t want to call themselves feminists

Why do the vast majority of Americans believe in equality for women in the workplace and the home, yet refuse to call themselves “feminists”? asks Denise Cummins. Photo by REUTERS/Scott Morgan How dare they? Much to everyone’s surprise,...Show More Summary

SO TRUMP IS A WHITE OBAMA?: Reihan Salam has column in Slate (he is also an executive editor of N…

SO TRUMP IS A WHITE OBAMA?: Reihan Salam has column in Slate (he is also an executive editor of National Review, btw), “I Can’t Hate Donald Trump: I Do Hate Republicans Who’ve Enabled His Remarkable Popularity.”  The thesis seems to be that Trump is essentially a “white Obama” whose campaign is a dog whistle for working class whites: […]

Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and the Torture Primary

Max Boot has a powerful and welcome column in the conservative magazine Commentary blasting Donald Trump for proposing to bring back torture. “Trump has suggested that we should do things 'a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding' to captured terrorists,” writes Boot. “He didn’t spell out what that would... More »

The Lion and the Roc, The Massive, Monologue, Descender: This Week in Comics #4

After robots bring galactic genocide, the survivors go on a robot-killing spree. TIM-21 is a boy-robot, one of the few remaining machines you get to read about in this week's comics column.

STAR WARS: New Troopers, New Spaceships

This is a column about speculation, spoilers, rumors, hearsay and analyzing the Star Wars Universe. Spoilers, real or imagined, might be found within. We’ve transitioned out of the period where Rogue One is shooting and into the period where Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun. Show More Summary

Top 10 Android app updates this week: 1Password, Clock

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]

What Happens When You Randomize The Legend Of Zelda

The folks at Storybundle just launched a new pay-what-you-want eBook bundle about video games. Part of it is a new book from roguelike expert John Harris, compiling his @Play columns for GameSetWatch and adding some new writing. Here’s one about an unusual version of the original Zelda. Read more...

Words Mightier Than Bullets: Tarantino on Story

14 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at the theme of storytelling throughout Quentin Tarantino's filmography. Column by BH Shepherd Be warned, this will be a spoiler-filled discussion. Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker one can safely call iconic. The very mentionShow More Summary

Building common fiscal policy in the Eurozone

In order to preserve financial integration and stability, the Eurozone needs to build elements of a common fiscal policy. This column discusses how this could be done. It proposes the creation of a European Fiscal Institute, modelled on principles similar to those used for the ECB. Show More Summary

In Play: Games' relationship with nature is weird

In Play is a column taking a weekly sideways look at new game releases. It's a bit like our old series Game of the Week, if you remember that. This week, scientists used lasers and mirrors to measure a distortion in spacetime to an accuracy of one thousandth of an atom's nucleus, a phenomenon which lasted 20 milliseconds. Show More Summary

The EZ Crisis: What went wrong with the European financial integration?

The ongoing Eurozone Crisis has raised many debates on what needs to be done to reduce the frequency and severity of similar future crises. This column discusses the implications of equity versus debt flows in terms of risk sharing during the Crisis, and in terms of slow recovery in the aftermath of the Crisis. Show More Summary

Thinkin’ about “Lincoln”

(Scott Johnson) As we celebrate the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth today, I want to take a look back at the 2012 film Lincoln. Until reading David Brooks’s obtuse column about the film, I was unsure that I knew enough to comment intelligently about it. Show More Summary

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