July 11, 2014
A Maze Inside a Museum

A Maze Inside a Museum

Neat project, but cooler architect to keep an eye on: “It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Bjarke Ingels would respond to an invitation from the National Building Museum with a design for a maze. The architect is known for his whimsy. When Copenhagen decided on building a waste incinerator in the city, the city turned to Ingels to create a design that would make the facility more palatable to…

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July 11, 2014
Redefining Classic Rock

Or, why you (and me) just realized you are one of the olds.

Led Zeppelin is classic rock. So are Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne. But what about U2 or Nirvana? As a child of the 1990s, I never doubted that any of these bands were classic rock, even though it may be shocking for many to hear. And then I heard Green Day’s “American Idiot” on a classic rock station a few weeks ago, and I was shocked.

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July 10, 2014
2014 Emmy Nominations

As if we needed further proof that broadcast television is completely irrelevant from a quality standpoint, …

2014 Emmy Nominations

As if we needed further proof that broadcast television is completely irrelevant from a quality standpoint, …

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July 9, 2014
"Even after 35 ft. and four years later, my wife and I still hear them"

“Even after 35 ft. and four years later, my wife and I still hear them”

Aaron Gouveia recounts the time he and his wife needed a pregnancy termination procedure and how the buffer zones — even at 35ft. — didn’t do much to protect them on the worst day of their collective life.

For Justice Kagan, 35 ft. on a tape measure might seem like a lot. But I have a slightly different perspective, one that is far more personal and relevant to this particular issue.

In 2010, my…

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July 9, 2014

Extended Trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

I’m just absurdly giddy that this film is only a month away. Everything about this trailer is expertly played.

July 8, 2014
Brazil’s Secret History of Southern Hospitality

Brazil’s Secret History of Southern Hospitality

Fascinating:

“Well, yaw cum raht in,” he chirped excitedly. “I’ll git mah whife, and we’ll set us down and have us a rail nahce vis-i-ta-shun.”

Say what?

Six months earlier, I had moved to Brazil to work as a fledgling editor for an English-language newspaper in São Paulo, a sort of International Herald Tribune for Latin America. One Saturday morning with nothing much to do, more out of…

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July 7, 2014
Optimism

Bill and Melinda Gates delivered the Commencement speech to the 2014 class of Standford graduates on the theme of optimism:

This was hell with a waiting list.

But seeing hell didn’t reduce my optimism; it channeled it. I got in the car and told the doctor who was working with us: “Yeah, I know. MDR-TB is hard to cure. But we should be able to do something for these people.” This year, we’re…

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July 3, 2014
“You’re The Octopus That I’m Having For Breakfast.”

If you read one profile of Matt Rutledge, founder of pioneer e-commerce site woot.com, make it this one from D Magazine — especially for the opening anecdote about why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos felt compelled to buy the site.

“You’re The Octopus That I’m Having For Breakfast.”

If you read one profile of Matt Rutledge, founder of pioneer e-commerce site woot.com, make it this one from D Magazine — especially for the opening anecdote about why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos felt compelled to buy the site.

July 3, 2014
Let’s Just Bring Back The Freezer-to-Table Movement

Let’s Just Bring Back The Freezer-to-Table Movement

“Perhaps the problem with the farm-to-table movement is implicit in its name. Imagining the food chain as a field on one end and a plate of food at the other is not only reductive, it also puts us in the position of end users. It’s a passive system — a grocery-aisle mentality — when really, as cooks and eaters, we need to engage in the nuts and bolts of true agricultural sustainability. Flavor…

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July 3, 2014
Ira Glass and ‘This American Life’ Goes Indie

Ira Glass and ‘This American Life’ Goes Indie

Ira Glass, along with his radio program ‘This American Life’, is forgoing public radio and choosing to distribute his show on his own.

But the big impact is financial. Gone are a distributor’s financial guarantees, which in the case of “This American Life,” reached seven figures. Instead, Mr. Glass will now be responsible for the show’s marketing and distribution, as well as for finding corporate…

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July 3, 2014
'Community' Moves to Yahoo for Season Six

‘Community’ Moves to Yahoo for Season Six

Great news! Now that we’re getting six seasons, hopefully, Dan Harmon will treat us to a movie.

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June 13, 2014
The Ball Unites Us

The Ball Unites Us

Jerome Thelia:

As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to us, I wanted to tell its story.

And so last July my filmmaking crew traveled to a village outside of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where we shot this Op-Doc. Although the country did not qualify for the World Cup, people…

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