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Neon city

Where weird Austin and techy Austin meet

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Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics

Some top DC dining rooms will do anything for a great review. Do their tactics work?

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The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions

Are you judging your decisions on their outcomes?

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Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance

Beautiful, rich, and deeply damaged, Edie Sedgwick was the avatar of Andy Warhol’s desires. In 1965, as Pop art’s prince moved from painting into film, he made Sedgwick his superstar—his Marilyn—until the relationship imploded.

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The Problem with Muzak

Spotify’s bid to remodel an industry

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The material that built the world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

You probably didn’t know the cement industry spews more CO2 than all airplanes. A New Jersey startup thinks it can put an end to that.

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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime

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The Joys and Sorrows of Watching My Own Birth

Shelby Vittek reflects on the bittersweet experience of watching herself be born — and her now-divorced mom and dad become parents — again and again.

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Digital Distraction Is Bad for Creativity

“What a silent evening with an author I admired taught me about solitude and writing well“

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Reversal of Fortune

How an LA-based Venmo scammer walked away with $125,000 of Yeezys, iPhones, and more

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Nothing Is Revealed: Bob Dylan in 1967 and Elsewhere

Fifty years ago, Dylan’s trajectory was irrevocably changed after a motorcycle crash. What happened in that fateful year?

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How the sandwich consumed Britain

The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner

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What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

They did or said something awful, and made something great. They are monster geniuses, and I don’t know what to do about them.

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When will the Earth try to kill us again?

Most mass extinctions began with vast convulsions of Earth’s interior—can we detect that?

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New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World

The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.

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Who First Buried the Dead?

Evidence of burial rites by the primitive, small-brained Homo naledi suggests that symbolic behaviour is very ancient indeed

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The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm.

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The Dead Man Fund

How the world’s worst investor fleeced clients who couldn’t complain.

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Ideology Is the Original Augmented Reality

How we fill gaps in our everyday experiences.

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Arms Dealers

When eight heads arrived at a shipping warehouse in Detroit, the feds uncovered some unsavory details about the little-known trade in human remains.

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