When Hamlet Starts Showing Up in Federal Court

Lawyers have long set a precedent for citing Shakespeare in trial. During these murky, divided days the Bard’s words may ring truer than e’er. 

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,630 words)

Digital Jukeboxes Are Eroding the Dive-Bar Experience

The times they are a-changin’, sang Bob Dylan way back when people could smoke inside airplanes. Now digital jukeboxes are changing the vibe at America’s bars, but is that a bad thing?

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 8, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,179 words)

The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans

The jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas. Despite its ability to kill people with little effort, its adaptability, secrecy and avoidance of human conflicts might provide the traits necessary to survive on a planet filled with people.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 10, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,153 words)

The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon

Paul Bisceglio surveys three new books that consider the brain’s role in extreme endurance sports and how a large part of high performance is often all in our heads.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 13, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,121 words)

‘I Expected to Have a Day Job for the Rest of My Life’

How Philip Glass went from driving taxis to becoming one of the most celebrated composers of our time.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 20, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,096 words)

Why My Grandmother Carried a Plastic Brain in Her Purse

Dara Bramson’s grandmother decided to donate her brain to science, so Bramson visited the donation center to help understand the importance of research and challenges to donations.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 11, 2018
Length: 5 minutes (1,444 words)

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

Con man Derek Alldred met women on a dating site and swindled them out of more than a million dollars. The women found that there was little law enforcement could do to help them, so they banded together to take him down.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,786 words)

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

Depressed cities hoping Amazon fulfillment jobs will lift them have been left wanting.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Feb 1, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,353 words)

The Shallowness of Google Translate

Despite advances in machine learning and ever-bigger datasets, rumors of human translators’ imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jan 30, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,766 words)

The New Age of Astrology

What’s behind the recent surge of interest in astrology — especially among millennials?

Author: Julie Beck
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jan 16, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,459 words)