Unnatural DisasterRoger Pielke Jr.’s writing is an embarrassment to Nate Silver’s new venture.
Plato’s ReturnRebecca Newberger Goldstein resurrects the Greek philosopher in an audacious, brainy book.
The Hardest Computer Game of All TimeIt was called Robot Odyssey, it took me 13 years to finish it, and it sealed my fate as a programmer.
Google Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be FacebookAnd as a result, its users feel betrayed and manipulated.
“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
Because the College Application Process Just Wasn’t Stressful EnoughThe Common App meltdown was ridiculous and totally avoidable.
MUSCULAR ’Roid Rage!NSA surveillance of Google and Yahoo is nasty and brutish—and pointless and illegal.
Game Over and Over and OverThe extremely difficult Dark Souls II and the rise of “masocore” gaming.
Language BarriersStephen Wolfram claims he can make the world computable. Is he on to something?
An Extraordinary Kind of StupidThe weirdest thing about the Apple security bug is how simple it was.
Feed the BeastFacebook’s growth may be leveling off, but its ability to milk its most loyal users keeps improving.
Obama’s Nonreform ReformsThe president’s NSA surveillance speech left six key questions unanswered.
The NSA Is Bad for BusinessAnd that’s why all the biggest tech rivals are joining together to limit government surveillance.
The Age of the Product ManagerMarissa Mayer’s “flaws” are part of what makes her a new, better kind of CEO.
The Next Silicon Valley
The Do-OverSilicon Valley hatched from a unique mix of historical and cultural forces. Could it happen again?
Filling the VoidGoogle’s autocomplete suggestions can be horrifying. But the hive mind isn’t as sick as you think.
Billion to One
The Tortoise’s Guide to Becoming a Tech BillionaireYou don’t need a brilliant idea. You need patience and a hard shell.
Gabfest Extra: What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?John Dickerson and David Auerbach discuss how a real software company would deal with the Obamacare mess.
“One Has a Moral Responsibility to Disobey Unjust Laws” The Longform guide to open letters from MLK, Philip Roth, and others.
The American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 3 The “Edward Mordrake (Part 1)” edition.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.