Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs — The Shazam Effect — Record companies are tracking download and search
I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that were facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not
A fine speech ignored by networks -- but Fox still calls plan amnesty, while wingnuts warn of ethnic cleansing Joan Walsh Follow Well, he did it. Thursday night President Obama finally went ahead and threw a “partisan bomb” that may
We will not stand idly by as the president undermines the rule of law and places lives at risk.Thats what Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, had to say this morning about President Obamas unilateral action on immigration.In a
Anonymous vandals on Friday threw acid on the car of Sheikh Samir Assi who serves as the Imam of Akko, a mixed Jewish and Arab city located near Haifa. After the horrific terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalems Har Nof neighborhood
House Republicans on Friday followed through on a threat to sue President Obama over actions he has taken concerning the Affordable Care Act.The lawsuit was filed in a federal court against the Department of Health and Human Services and the
Cobb County police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was struck while in the roadway while Fayetteville police are investigating a collision that left a woman dead and three others, including two teens, injured, officials said. Cobb
CBI on Thursday arrested three CPI-M activists in connection with the September 1 murder of RSS leader E Manoj in the district, official sources said. This is the first arrest after CBI took over the case on the request of
A gunman is dead and at least three people were hospitalized following a shooting early Thursday morning on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. About 12:30 a.m., Florida State University police received a call of an armed man
This isnt an ordinary wall shelf- it turns 360 degrees for custom display options. A built in adjustment system lets you angle it any which way- books, magazines, tablets, you name it, and itll look more interesting when you switch
Womens Aid are organising the minutes silence to highlight the contrast between domestic abuse and intimate partner homicide. The charity will lay 78 pairs of womens shoes and 10 pairs of childrens shoes outside Leinster House to highlight their plight.
Non-recognition aggression is a volatile type of aggression which arises between feline housemates that have previously had a rational relationship. It most likely occurs through failure of recognition.
Not only is cycling a healthy option but it is also environmentally friendly and cost effective way of transport and there is a need to promote it. The consultation is looking for ways to improve cycling infrastructure and safety in
This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 shows Kevin Darden who police said was wanted for an assault on Nov. 6, 2014 at the West 4th Street subway station. Police said he
A team of MIT researchers have developed nanoparticle sensors that could eventually be used to monitor tumors or other diseases, as well as act as a tool to diagnose illnesses. These nanoparticles are made of polymer chains that can bind
The small scale of your image does not show how the letters are formed. This is clear in the following Pan American World Airways wall sign from the late 1950s and early 1960s: The PanAm font is very inaccurate.
Theres something to be said about the woman who still dresses to the nines at the airport. Shes elegant, shes evolved, and she respects the glamour of travel - but doesnt she also limp the entire half-mile trek to the
Inter/Act Youth is a group for young people with intersex conditions or disorders of sex development (DSDs) who share their stories with the world. Their parent organization is Advocate for Informed Choice, a legal group that works to stop irreversible
27 years after their recording, Fugazi gives their first set of demos an official release. Alternative Press checks in with an appreciation (with SoundCloud streams of the entire release). The Washington Post recounts the bands early years. Previously, previously, previously,
There is more to passwords than their annoyance. In our authorship of them, in the fact that we construct them so that we (and only we) will remember them, they take on secret lives. Many of our passwords are suffused
Here Be Dragons People in the US are usually surprised when I say that my Thai mother lives in Ireland. How did that happen? Thats so strange. Strange, and their little laugh that accompanies the statement, are code for their
Groove Is in the Heart celebrates the ritual of recording a compilation tape in the days before the infinite jukebox of the internet. A lot of people will be familiar with the ritual it portrays: marking the first phase of
Requiem for Rod Serling In his work, Serling would return often to the hardships of the war-weary, but he reserved some of his most powerful observations for broken-down boxers, particularly those who failed to achieve stardom.
I have worked at international development NGOs almost my entire career ... Ive been frustrated by the same inefficiencies and assumptions of my sector that are now getting picked apart in public. Like the authors, donors, and governments attacking international
Laura Hudson at NYT Magazine offers a great profile of Porpentine, one of the most talented voices working in an ultra-accessible medium for crafting new interactive fiction. She also reviews landmarks in the genre from other authors. What better time
Common sense dictates that video games should be balanced. Of course they should be! Why wouldnt they? Well, it turns out there are actually some pretty cool things that can happen when a game isnt balanced. - The Unbalanced Design
This post contains nudity.Photographic history is chock-full of people who were painters before they became photographers, but very few were in womens wear to begin with.When Hitler came to power in 1933, Erwin Blumenfeld produced this premonitory photomontage which in
This would not make Chipotle the first major American chain restaurant to decorate with death iconography from another culture (that distinction may go to P.F. Changs, with their terracotta soldiers), but Im of the opinion death by burrito should be
Photographers prowl the streets of Pripyat . ...at each new location we visited, photographers were picking up dolls and books and clothes, draping them across steel-strung beds or sitting them upright on mantelpieces. However in trying to show the truth,