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Why even Robert Nozick, the philosophical father of libertarianism, gave up on the movement he inspired. Recently, I overheard a fellow Amtraker back…
Interview with Jack White
Furniture has been comfortable for thousands of years. Among the artisans who carried us out from the Dark Ages, among the blacksmiths, the tailors, and the cobblers, there were the upholsterers.…
Length: 9 minutes (2337 words)
Don Hardge Fired His AK-47 Into a Crowd Of Teens, But He Swears He's No Killer
Brandon Thibodeaux Like any father trying to stay ahead of his responsibilities, Don Hardge faced plenty of tension-filled, fist-pounding days as he juggled family, work and social commitments.…
Published: Aug. 3, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (928 words)
The Suckadelic Era
Photographs by Dustin Fenstermacher The Sucklord: the hardest-working dirtbag in toyland. You're an Asshole for Reading This. That's the first thing the Sucklord would want you to know. The…
Published: Sept. 27, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (985 words)
Guy Fieri in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Disasters
Photography by Craig Lassig; Guy Fieri by Associated Press David Page stomps through his television production studio, gesturing toward abandoned cubicles, empty chairs, and dusty…
Published: Oct. 11, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (900 words)
The Week’s Best Reads
The Rising Price of an Israeli LifeRonen Bergman, New York Times Magazine Understanding the exchange of a single Israeli prisoner for 1,027 Palestinians.
Published: Nov. 12, 2011
In the last chapter of her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan imagines a dystopian near future in which toddlers in the year 2020 download music to their ubiquitous "kiddie handsets",…
Author: Thomas Jones
Published: Nov. 18, 2011
Length: 11 minutes (2751 words)
How the taboo against reporting on suicide met its end
A screen-grab from one of the videos in the It Gets Better campaign. U.S. newspaper columnist Dan Savage launched the campaign in 2010 to try to curtail suicides among young gays by encouraging open…
Published: Dec. 10, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (720 words)
The Curse of Cow Clicker
You work for the Transportation Security Administration, manning the x-ray machine at a local airport. Your day begins easily enough, quickly scanning passengers’ luggage and bodies and waving…
Author: Jason Tanz
Published: Dec. 20, 2011
Length: 18 minutes (4573 words)
Revolution on the Radio
Nearly two months after Occupy Wall Street set up camp in lower Manhattan, the Times’ public editor wrote about the challenge presented by the movement’s “difficult, sprawling…
Length: 7 minutes (1778 words)
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