Lydia DePillis

Inaugural Party Hopping: Kid, Indian-American, and Millennial Edition
January 20, 2013

Who says the well-connected have all the fun? TNR's Lydia DePillis visits some of Washington's less celebrated inaugural galas.

Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show
The surreal magic of the annual gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas
January 18, 2013

At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.

There's a War in Cyberspace over Icons vs. Text
January 17, 2013

How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?

Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Have a Grand Strategy for North Korea. He Just Likes Playing Diplomat.
January 10, 2013

Why is the Google chairman bothering with Kim Jong-un? Don't look for a profit motive.

If Avis Is Smart, It Won't Stop With Zipcar
January 04, 2013

Avis buying Zipcar was a no-brainer. But what should it do about the next generation of car-sharing startups?

Why the Anti-SOPA Band Hasn't Gotten Back Together
January 04, 2013

Last year, an unlikely coalition emerged to preserve Internet freedom. Where has it been since then?

Do Photographers Need Instagram More Than It Needs Them?
December 19, 2012

Professional photographers were horrified by Instagram's new plan to sell their photos, but quitting is easier said than done.

The Second Most Powerful Gun Lobby Is in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012

The country's second-biggest gun lobbying organization is three miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary.

Silicon Valley Needs to Stop Fighting and Sign a Free-Trade Agreement
December 14, 2012

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are in a trade war. For our sake, they need a treaty.

Bad Odds: Online Gaming Would Only Widen Tribal Inequality
December 12, 2012

Casinos already divide Indian tribes into haves and have-nots. Legalizing poker will only make the problem worse.

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