Two percent of humans can hear the Hum, a mysterious, low rumble in the distance. It might exist. It might be imaginary. It might be both.
The New Republic
Inside a world where a user named Pizza can amass millions of followers, transform internet humor, get caught peddling diet pills in get-rich-quick schemes, and have her blog shut down—all before graduating high school.
Can we be convinced that healthy food is delicious? On the new science of neurogastronomy and why we eat what we eat.
Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.
A profile of Killer Mike, the self-described “gangsta rap suburban father” whose speech about Ferguson went viral last fall.
Inside Zappos as it transitions to something called a “Teal organization” that involves no managers and what amounts scouting merit badges and something called “People Points.”
The meanings of coiffure, from follicle to shaft.
The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?
Visiting with the Christian fighters defending Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.