Manny Ramirez is a deeply frustrating employee, the kind whose talents are so prodigious that he gets away with skipping meetings, falling asleep on the job, and fraternizing with the competition.
Friday, April 8
An insider history of the fall of Myspace; from Rupert Murdoch calling Facebook a mere “communications utility” to the disastrous 2006 deal with Google that demanded huge pageviews and ads everywhere, and finally the present day ruins of a titan.
On Christian Marclay’s film The Clock.
The emergence of a radio phenomenon popular amongst young demographic believed lost to interactive distractions.
Thursday, April 7
It was the middle of the day in the steamy Philippine jungle and the sun was merciless. Director Francis Ford Coppola, dressed in rumpled white Mao pajamas, was slowly making his way upriver in a motor launch.
How France’s public schools became the battleground in a culture war.
A private investigator asks a magazine to write a puff piece on his business. The journalist finds a real story.
Wednesday, April 6
In 1991, Frank Sterling confessed to a crime he didn’t commit. His story highlights a common – and controversial – method of police interrogation.