An oddball team of ship salvage mercenaries is tasked with uprighting a tipped two-football-field-long cargo ship before it sinks into the darkness of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
Tuesday, June 22
The importance of the sports metaphor in the American consciousness and why Lewis Lapham didn’t join the C.I.A.
Monday, June 21
Carl Malamud is on a quest to change the way average citizens can interface with the government – by scanning its paperwork and making it available free online. And he’s financing his effort with his own credit cards.
An hour-by-hour account of the explosion and rescue effort on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
DFW on the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.
The truth is that TV tennis is to live tennis pretty much as video porn is to the felt reality of human love.
After a racial hazing incident, the first black head of South Africa’s University of Free State confronts the myths of the reconciliation era.
Saturday, June 19
The urban legend about the guy who hooked a rocket up to the back of his car and drove/flew it into a mountain? The anonymous author claims the story is about him and some of his small town high school buddies.
Friday, June 18
It’s the furthest artificial intelligence has come. And while the supercomputer may get attention for competing on Jeopardy!, Watson could also change everything from customer service to emergency rooms.