An internet pioneer loses hope in the promise of web culture.
Tuesday, January 8
Friday, January 4
On Dylan Yount, a man who jumped from a San Francisco building, and the people who watched, recorded and, in some cases, encouraged his suicide.
How an autocratic CEO made the company billions, alienating almost everyone else in the process.
Monday, December 10
“Four mornings a week Murray Kempton, the Huckleberry Finn of American journalism, climbs onto his bicycle and pedals out into the world in search of what may be there. For more than thirty years he has been finding things other writers have not even thought to look for, and he has done so with a compelling humanity that is rare not just in his profession but in the human race as well. I have followed him as he made his regular rounds, and I have eaten at his table, and I am not all that certain that he is not the greatest man I have ever met.”
Thursday, December 6
Friday, November 30
Wednesday, November 28
Saturday, November 24
Tuesday, November 6
Friday, November 2
The rise of One Direction fanfiction that imagines the band members in relationships – with each other.
An essay on Jimmy Savile, British television and child sexual abuse.
Monday, October 29
The allure of conclusion-shaping and a wunderkind’s fall.