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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.

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
The Agency

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

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
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
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.

If These Walls Could Talk

The strange history of border fortifications.

Lauren Markham | Harper’s | Feb 2018
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

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stanville"

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

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

Learning to live in Earth’s coldest conditions.

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

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

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
Love and Ruin

An Afghanistan love story.

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
A Family Left Behind

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

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
Delaware's Opioid Crisis

On the ground in Wilmington.

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

On Ryan Coogler’s film.

A Morning of Terror

Chaos and heroism during a Kentucky school shooting.

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.