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When Someone You Love Likes Music You Hate, What Do You Do?

Welcome To The Film Industry, Interns!

Where Facebook’s Going, We Don’t Need Words

My Szechuan Restaurant Is So Spicy That a Customer Called The Cops on Me

The science of listening

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and sexual anxiety

The Nazi Sibling Rivalry That Divided a Town and Created Modern Sportswear

Revenge of the Synth

The Love and Terror of Nick Cave

 

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Can Brands Be Cool Anymore

Where your taste in music comes from

Why Modern Work Is So Boring

Is Travel Writing Dead?

Why I Love Ugly Uniforms

Grooming Your Stardom

What’s the Most Awkward Wrong Number Call or Text You’ve Received?

What The Charts Tell Us About The Comebacks Of Classic Indie Bands

Why We Fight About Pop Music

 

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How Three Moody British Bands Became the Holy Trinity for L.A. Misfits

The Legend Behind the South’s Best Pimento Cheese

Hooked on your phone?

The gospel according to Bill Hicks

Mentally Owning a Book

The 1970s, When We All Expressed Our Individuality via Mass Produced T-Shirts and Novelty Patches

The deserted hub of a lost California town

A bored intern created the original Windows Solitaire

The Adler Hip Hop Archive

 

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Pixels In The Wild

Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin

Why You Shouldn’t Walk on Escalators

On the Philosophical Implications of Shelving Books

How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures

The Cocaine Kings of the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Opposite of a Career

Why Twitter Should Start Charging

Reckoning with My Love for Prince

Pop Hits Are Picking Up the Tempo

The Windows 95 defrag simulator

Why Your Passport Is One of Four Colors

 

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David Lynch’s TV commercials

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Is Intelligence a Burden on Making Good Life Decisions?

Three Words We Love to Argue About

How Cassette Tapes Are Made

‘Punk!’ pinball machine from the early 1980s hints at certain bands to avoid paying them

Sculpting Sound: The Life of a Field Recordist

The last sentence you read before decisively, or agonizingly gradually, abandoning a book

My fully optimized life allows me ample time to optimize yours

Being a designer at The New York Times Magazine

Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

 

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A (not unfair) critique on the merits of minimalism

The Norwegian Kids Getting Paid Thousands to Cut Tongues Out of Fish

Reciting Walt Whitman at a Drug Court in Alabama

Chuck Berry (RIP) Reviews Punk Songs by The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Talking Heads & More (1980)

The Fixers Who Buried Old Hollywood’s Biggest Scandals

’70s post-No Wave New York City

The gig economy celebrates working yourself to death

Why can’t we replace small talk with big talk and ask each other profound questions right from the start?

How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

The story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold

 

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The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Fashion Attics

The Fate of the Critic in the Clickbait Age

When Pleasure Makes Us Hate Ourselves

The Grays of Our Lives

Wes Anderson Masterclass at Arte Cinema

My understanding of how the professional world works, based on my parents’ advice

Our addiction to consumption might just be what saves the planet from destruction

The Roots of Cowboy Music

Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression

The Not-So-Secret Life of Terrence Malick

What happens when a priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed together?

 

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Come for the Coffee, Stay … To Keep The Tiny Town Open

What Happens When Gun-for-Hire Songwriters Try to Go Solo?

The New York Graffiti Experience 1976

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World

Put on my Clothes and Look Like Somebody Else

How to get things right in the era of ‘post-truth’

Postful Protest

The Psychedelic Miracle

 

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A journey into the fast-food wedding industrial complex

Possible Reasons My Credit Card Was Declined at the Apple Store

Two Battles Illustrate How Hip-Hop Is Fueled By Competition

Don’t Cry for the Laugh Track

A love song to vans everywhere

Who’s Really Bigger? The final word on Jesus vs. The Beatles

Art’s obsession with the ‘tortured genius’

Truffle Hunting Is a Sickness

The Myth and Magic of California Style

Why does everyone suddenly want to be a food critic?

 

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How a Mexican Janitor Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Every New York Times front page since 1852

Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again

The Joys of Propaganda

My Obsession With a Beatles Song

The Coffee Shaman

Nina Simone on Time

The Dance Floor Doesn’t Lie

Finding books in the least expected places around L.A.

 

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The World’s Best Photo?

Resistance In The Time Of Protest Selfies

East Side story: LA’s backyard party scene

Send Nudes (Or Don’t)

Why do we no longer use $1,000 bills?

How Has Streaming Affected our Identities as Music Collectors?

Why America’s Airports Suck

On a Grandma’s House and the Unknowability of the Past

Dear Producers, Please Stop Putting Orgasm Sound Effects in Your Music

 

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Is This Guy the Most Hated Restaurateur in America?

Far-out images of California’s radical hippie culture

The forgotten New Yorker who changed the 80’s music scene

Larry Clark: ‘I wanted to be a writer but I had a camera in my hand’

Does College Radio Even Matter Anymore?

Why is the Passenger Seat Called “Shotgun”?

Your ultimate guide to Wolfgang Tillmans

Make Way for the Future of Groceries

The Internet As It Was In 1996

 

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