Monthly Archives: February 2013

The New York Times Arrives on Flipboard for Android

The New York Times, America\’s most respected name in news, is now designed and formatted for optimal reading on Flipboard for Android. Phone and tablet users can access its digital edition, including 25 sections of news, information and opinion in … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: A Way With Words

In California, we say ‘hella.\’ In New York, it\’s ‘mad.\’ Why both these bits of slang mean the same thing, in different parts of the world, is precisely the reason public radio\’s “A Way with Words” exists. The weekly call-in … Continue reading

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The Great Sequester: $85 Billion on the Chopping Block

Absent congressional action, roughly $85 billion of federal spending will be cut from the U.S. government\’s $3.8 trillion operating budget on Friday, as part of a policy known as “The Sequester.” This automatic round of budget cuts was established under … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: HISHEDotcom

What if the eagles in J.R.R. Tolkien\’s Lord of the Rings series just took the group of hobbits to their destination of Mordor? Or if the shark-hunting protagonists in Jaws simply poisoned the Great White shark? Done, movie over. HISHEDotcom, … Continue reading

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And the Oscar Goes to…

Seth McFarlane is hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, and though we won\’t be able to attend (we weren\’t invited), we\’ll be rolling out our own red carpet and curating a special section devoted to the Oscars. Leading … Continue reading

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Tech Thinker Kevin Kelly on the Red Couch

Source: Flickr photo by Aeranis. Kevin Kelly has built a career around asking a simple question: “Why?” Kelly, a co-founder of Wired Magazine, possesses an infectious combination of enthusiasm and inquisitiveness that has placed him at the forefront of the … Continue reading

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Southern Chic

The magazine Garden & Gun is prima facie interesting, and continues to be so, long after your prima impression. Named after an iconic 1970s-era disco in Charleston, South Carolina, the magazine was launched in 2007 to celebrate, in a knowing … Continue reading

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Welcome to the (BBC) Future

The brilliant sci-fi writer William Gibson once observed: “The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” We have absolutely no idea what that means, but we always nod our heads agreeably when we hear it. One thing we … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: NASA Television

For an organization that deals with the complexities of sending a car-sized rover 352 million miles across space to land on Mars, maintaining a presence on the Internet isn\’t—wait for it—rocket science. Happily, NASA Television, the space agency\’s YouTube channel, … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Section to Woo the Cynics

Valentine\’s Day centers around love, obviously. But for some people, all that gooey lovey-dovey stuff evokes a kind of “love-to-hate” relationship with the holiday. We came face-to-face with that fact when it came time to assign who would write this … Continue reading

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