A trip to Japan and a glimpse of our automated future.
A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.
In Liberland, a small borderland between Serbia and Croatia, ‘‘government will be banned except for three things: security, legal stuff and diplomacy.’’
A New York gossip reporter makes her way in the wilds of European bureaucracy.
What happens when a successfully funded Kickstarter product fails to launch?
Even an “obstructionist bloc” can’t resist handing prosecutors the indictments they want.
The Interstellar director and the art of the blockbuster cult film.
From Word to smartphones.
The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.
An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.
A visit to Tokyo’s first co-sleeping cafe, where one can pay a set fee to sleep next to a woman in 20 minute increments, though spooning, being patted on the head, and a change of pajamas are extra.
A field report from Electric Daisy Carnival, a three-night bacchanal in the Las Vegas desert attended by “100,000 wasted hedonists scantily dressed in furry underwear.”
Wandering through the Frankfurt Book Fair.