Will artificial intelligence bring utopia or destruction?
Saturday, November 21
Friday, November 20
Looking back on the making of Sam, Bill, and Neal.
Interviews with a receptionist, a factory worker, and others about life on the job.
A Longform Reprint excerpted from Working.
On God, childhood, and baseball.
Memories of Outkast and Grandmas and black Southern love.
Thursday, November 19
Bomb makers—including ISIS—have been on a quest to obtain red mercury, a weapon reputed to be powerful enough to “create the city-flattening blast of a nuclear bomb.” They haven’t found it yet. That might be because it doesn’t exist.
In a remote corner of Romania, neighbors kill each other over tiny strips of land.
Marriage, infidelity, distance, and communications.
It’s highly unlikely that a gigantic space rock will crash through our atmosphere and destroy civilization as we know it. But it’s not impossible either. Which is why a small but growing community of scientists and astronomers are scrambling to spot and destroy dangerous asteroids long before they hit us.
Wednesday, November 18
Displaced from the Marshall Islands, residents build a new life in Oklahoma.
Kurt Andersen is the co-founder of Spy Magazine, the author of several books, and the host of Studio 360.
“As a young person, I never thought of myself as a risk-taker. Then I did this risky thing that shouldn't have succeeded, I started this magazine. And it did encourage me to think, ‘Eh, how bad can it be if it fails? Sometimes these long shots work. So fuck it, try it.’”
The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.