Category Archives: This Week’s Picks

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known popularly as Obamacare. Introduced to the House of Representatives in 2009, the bill faced savage opposition from … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and had been for over two years. Known as Heartbleed, the bug exposed a critical security flaw in a devastating place: a website’s URL. … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Renaissance Television

Couch potatoes, rejoice (be sure to stretch first): TV’s here to stay. Our changing media habits haven’t traded depth for distribution. Shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Justified prove that we crave substance, surprise and storytelling in equal … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: The Real March Madness Has Begun

Hope you didn’t need to heed the Ides of March—it just meant that college basketball’s beloved tournament season was halfway through, and finally taking shape. With April now just days away, remaining teams are playing some of the world’s best … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: From the Global Desk

In the past two years, the ideological fires lit by the Arab Spring have burned throughout the rest of the world. From economic unrest in Europe to political upheaval in Southeast Asia, there’s a feeling of change in the air. … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Sayonara, Sochi!

Like many other people, I’ve been watching the Olympics, but I’ve been paying closer attention to the athletes from my home area (Japan). What touched me most was the performance of a female Japanese figure skater, Mao Asada. She was … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin: XXII Winter Games on Flipboard

Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts today in Sochi, Russia. And not a moment too soon. With a run-up that included terrorist threats, international opprobrium over Russian homophobia and claims that corruption has made this the most expensive … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: On and Off the Runway

It’s that season again: New York Fashion Week for fall and winter 2014 began on February 6. After shows in Milan and Paris, the vibrant stage has come to NYC in its usual, bi-annual rotation. It’s a time for designers … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Looking Forward to Super Sunday

Now that the San Francisco 49ers will not be in Super Bowl XLVIII, the question is, will anyone bother to watch the championship game on Sunday. Kidding! We’re kidding! Of course you’ll want to watch the Denver Broncos take on … Continue reading

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The Week in Review: Diving into Davos

In the world of business conferences, it doesn’t get any more global than the annual World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. This week, its roster of more than 40 country leaders and business icons included David Cameron, Kofi Annan, Shinzo … Continue reading

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