One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
One of my multi-million dollar dreams is to build an Action Park replica for my friends and I to hang out at a couple times a year. There’d be a great BBQ, onsite emergency medical staff, maybe a cool DJ, and of course, all the crazy rides that the shortest lived, most legendary theme park had to offer. To get an idea of how fun and dangerous this would be, here’s a “best of Action Park” video complete with people actually sliding down the infamous Cannonball Loop.
In such a disposable economy, it’s always a treasure to come across old money. Here, Chris Ware imagines the journey of one penny, minted in 1929.
Shabazz Napier’s One Shining Moment of Truth by Ian Crouch
The NCAA champ who can’t afford to eat
Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman
Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today
Los Angeles band Vulfpeck have figured out a way to get paid off of Spotify, have their fans stream their album Sleepify (full of silent tracks) on repeat while they sleep.
The Devil and the Art Dealer by Alex Shoumatoff
It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich apartment of a haunted white-haired recluse. Amid an international uproar, Alex Shoumatoff follows a century-old trail to reveal the crimes—and obsessions—involved.