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Spacewar: Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums

Developed by early computer engineers in their spare time, improved in University comp-sci labs, and ultimately sold in coffeeshops for ten cents per game. Inside one of the most influential games ever played.

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Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.

Ronan Farrow | New Yorker | Feb 2018
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The Agency

An investigation into the Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.

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The Sound and the Fury

What we know (and don’t), more than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba.

Tim Golden | ProPublica | Feb 2018
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The Final, Terrible Voyage of The Nautilus

Journalist Kim Wall was murdered aboard a homemade submarine while reporting on the ‘Rocket” Madsen, the designer of the vessel.

May Jeong | Wired | Feb 2018
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A Chinese Company Has Conquered a Piece of America

Dead construction workers, a corrupt political family, and the “impossibly lucrative casino” on the island of Saipan where Chinese gamblers can game on U.S. soil.

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If These Walls Could Talk

The strange history of border fortifications.

Lauren Markham | Harper’s | Feb 2018
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Why Silicon Valley Billionaires are Prepping for the Apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stanville"

The interactions of inmates and a teacher at a women’s prison.

Rachel Kushner | New Yorker | Feb 2018
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Get Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Learning to live in Earth’s coldest conditions.

Eva Holland | Outside | Feb 2018
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What Bullets Do to Bodies

“The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront everyday.”

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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“We are so screwed it’s beyond what most of us can imagine.”

Charlie Warzel | Buzzfeed | Feb 2018
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Love and Ruin

An Afghanistan love story.

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The House That Spied on Me

Once I made my home smart, what would it learn and whom would it tell?

Kashmir Hill | Gizmodo | Feb 2018
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A Family Left Behind

Mechelle McNair on remembering her late husband, NFL star Steve, and moving forward.

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A Macedonian Tennis Racket

How a 20-year-old from the land of fake news tricked Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, and the BBC.

Ben Rothenberg | Slate | Feb 2018
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Delaware's Opioid Crisis

On the ground in Wilmington.

Paul Blest | The Outline | Feb 2018
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Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

On Ryan Coogler’s film.

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A Morning of Terror

Chaos and heroism during a Kentucky school shooting.

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What Has Really Been Going on With Markelle Fultz?

He was the consensus #1 pick in last year’s NBA draft. Then, seemingly overnight, he forgot how to shoot.

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