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A New Leaf: A Post-Legalization Cannabis Reading List
Five stories demonstrating how the green rush nurtured the best and worst that U.S. capitalism had to offer.
Meet the Mystery Woman Who Mastered IBM’s 5,400-Character Chinese Typewriter
“Lois Lew operated the improbable, ill-fated machine with aplomb in presentations from Manhattan to Shanghai. 70-plus years later, she’s telling her story.”
‘Mommy, Are We Famous?’: On the Rise of Kid Influencers on Instagram
Kids are a growing part of Instagram’s influencer marketing industry. At Fast Company, Katharine Schwab reports on the rising stars of the platform — and the parents managing their “careers” behind the scenes.
How Reese Witherspoon is Flipping the Script on Hollywood
A profile of actor, director, producer, and literary taste-maker Reese Witherspoon, with a focus on her influential media company, Hello Sunshine, through which she’s creating roles and jobs for women, and changing the way movies and shows are made.
Move Slow and Break Less
Mike Monteiro thinks more designers should refuse to move fast and break things.
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week, we’re sharing stories from Jane Mayer, David Zax, Christopher Glazek, Farah Stockman, and Alex Mar.
In Six Seconds, Giphy Could Make Billions
GIFs have long served as signals of cultural fluency. Now they’re poised to become a big business.
The “Facebook of Money” That Wasn’t
Tilt was once a start-up with extravagant soirées, hazy business plans, and a $375 million valuation. Then it came to the end.
The Demise of Tilt
A brash, charismatic CEO. Big funding rounds. The inevitable beer-pong-on-the-office-roof-deck. How could the “Facebook of money” fail?