Omar Mateen Had a “Modern Sporting Rifle”The firearms industry doesn’t call the gun he used in Orlando an assault weapon. It prefers a less threatening name.
Peter Thiel’s Revenge Campaign Is a Wakeup Call The multibillionaire is spending a fortune to destroy Gawker in court. It will be catastrophic to democracy if he gets away with it.
Matthew Keys Will Serve Two Years for Something That Was Barely a Crime. It’s a Travesty.
One of the Worst Super Bowls EverThe Denver Broncos win a grim, tedious, maddeningly ugly football game.
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The Worst Super Bowl Ad of All TimeIt was made by the same company that did the best one.
“Everyone” Downloads Research Papers IllegallyScience magazine just published a great piece on the utility of Sci-Hub. Unfortunately, its defense of its own business model is flawed.
Why Is It So Expensive to Read Academic Research?Content piracy may be illegal, but price gouging is at least as despicable.
Everything You Need to Know About March MadnessWhat are the best teams? Who’s the tallest guy? Which player enjoys gyros?
The Best Forgotten Moments in Super Bowl HistoryFrom hangovers to presidential coin tosses.
The Super Bowl Time CapsuleThese are the five moments in Super Bowl history that defined their eras.
How the Super Bowl Became America’s Most Important EventI watched all 49 games to find out.
No Place to Hack Why Aaron Swartz profoundly misjudged MIT, an institution fundamentally inhospitable to Free Culture.