Squelching CreativityWhat the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant.
History of Innovation
Scales of JusticeHow a terrible Supreme Court decision about player pianos made the cover song what it is today.
Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Beauty and the BeastiesGoldieBlox should win its court case against the Beastie Boys—and it will, even if it loses.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
The McDonald’s First Store Museum Is a Fast-Food Time Capsule From the Heyday of Drive-Thrus
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.