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After the end of World War II, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was the uneasy entry point to the Iron Curtain. Now it is a popular site for tourists, with no bar to crossing. More Photos
Author: Paul Theroux
Published: April 1, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2468 words)
Life As Google's CIO
To some CIOs, the mingling of corporate and consumer information technology represents a source of headaches and risk; to Google CIO Ben Fried it's a source of excitement.
Length: 9 minutes (2326 words)
In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures
It is a question asked repeatedly across America: why, in the aftermath of a financial mess that generated hundreds of billions in losses, have no high-profile…
Published: April 14, 2011
Length: 15 minutes (3897 words)
The Sharing Economy
It's 8:30 a.m. in Silicon Valley, and Neal Gorenflo is already busy sharing. Inside his Mountain View town house, just a few short blocks from the Caltrain station where commuters pour out…
Length: 15 minutes (3923 words)
Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?
DR. LEVINES MAGIC UNDERWEAR resembled bicycle shorts, black and skintight, but with sensors mounted on the thighs and wires running to a fanny pack. The look was part…
Published: April 14, 2011
Length: 5 minutes (1490 words)
Cities build airport cities — 'aerotropolises' — for growth
For decades, Ford produced its popular Taurus sedans at a plant next to the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta's Hartsfield. But the 130-acre lot has sat vacant since 2008 when the plant was shut.
Length: 6 minutes (1710 words)
In cyberspy vs. cyberspy, China has the edge
ATLANTA (Reuters) - As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically,…
Published: April 14, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2496 words)
Paper Tigers
[Essays and Criticism] Sometimes I’ll glimpse my reflection in a window and feel astonished by what I see. Jet-black hair. Slanted eyes. A pancake-flat surface of yellow-and-green-toned skin. An expression that is nearly reptilian in its impassivity. I’ve contrived to think of this face as the equal in beauty to any other. But what I feel in these moments is its strangeness to me. It’s my face. I can’t disclaim it. But what does it have to do with me?
Author: Wesley Yang
Published: May 8, 2011
Length: 36 minutes (9043 words)
Solving Murders Over Lunch
Source: www.npr.org
Published: Aug. 12, 2010
Length: 3 minutes (990 words)
The Lazarus File
It was a burglary gone awry. Thats how it looked, at least, to the Los Angeles police detectives who arrived at a gated condo complex in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on the evening…
Length: 34 minutes (8623 words)
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