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Why Did Kobe Go to Germany?
By nearly every metric, Kobe Bryant is having his best season in years. Not only is he leading the league in scoring, but he's also performing above his career average in points per game and…
Author: Jonah Lehrer
Published: April 11, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3336 words)
The Big Book
Published in the May 2012 issue of Esquire, on sale soon I. THE FISK BUILDING On the twenty-second floor of the Fisk Building in New York — an elegant brick giant built in 1921, stretching an…
Author: Chris Jones
Length: 28 minutes (7170 words)
‘The Paralysis of Stuttering’
Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment by Barry Guitar Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 503 pp., $97.95                    …
Published: April 26, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (760 words)
Battleground America
Every American can be his own policeman; the country has nearly as many guns as it has people. Photograph by Christopher Griffith.
Author: Jill Lepore
Published: April 23, 2012
Length: 4 minutes (1042 words)
In Conversation: Barney Frank
(Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine) Think back a little bit to 1981, when you ­arrived here in Washington. What did you imagine you were going to accomplish? I was…
Published: April 15, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (863 words)
How tiny Estonia stepped out of USSR's shadow to become an internet titan
A Nato cyberwarfare base in Tallinn set up after Estonia's internet access was paralysed by DOS attacks blamed on Russia. Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi for the Guardian In 1995, four years after…
Published: April 15, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1791 words)
The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes
All illustrations drawn on iPad by Jorge Colombo If Steve Jobs's life were staged as an opera, it would be a tragedy in three acts. And the titles would go something like this: Act I--The Founding of…
Length: 19 minutes (4861 words)
Hua Hsu on A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
"FOR YEARS AND YEARS architects and designers all over the world have been designing thousands of chairs," the Milanese artist and designer Bruno Munari remarked in his 1966 essay collection, Design…
Length: 7 minutes (1999 words)
Screening Out the Introverts
Some years ago I joined my students in taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a test to determine personality type. It was an assignment in a course I was teaching on vocational exploration.…
Published: April 15, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1805 words)
Apple II Forever: a 35th-Anniversary Tribute to Apple’s First Iconic Product
Thirty-five years ago, on April 16 and 17, 1977, more than twelve thousand proto-geeks flooded into San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium. They were there to attend a new event called the West…
Published: April 16, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1623 words)
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