The Brutal Ageism of Tech

Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete


A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.

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How the Horrors of Crimea Shaped Tolstoy

How a war made the great Russian novelist

The great Russian novelist was no war tourist.

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We do not imagine Benjamin on the beach. But the great intellectual of city life defied every school and stereotype.

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Three writers set out to defend the region and end up committing the same common mistake.

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Asbestos Is Still Killing People

A look into 20 years of industry cover-ups and misinformation

A campaign of scientific concealment, distortion, and public misinformation that dates back over 80 years hid—and hides—the dangers of asbestos.

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The Sad Truth about Philip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction wasn't incidental to his talent: It was its essence

It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting. 

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Every transcription of handwriting into print misses something. With Dickinson's manuscripts, transcriptions miss a whole lot.

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Was Nietzsche Right About Religion?

The ghost at the atheist feast

Two new books about the ghost at the atheist feast

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In our new cover story, senior editor Noam Scheiber reports from "one of the most ageist places in America"—Silicon Valley, where "it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted in the 1980s." Over the past eight months, Scheiber talked to engineers, entrepreneurs, moneymen, and cosmetic surgeons about the tech world's youth fetish, and what it means for the highly-trained, objectively talented older workers shunted to the margins, and for American innovation. The story goes online Sunday night. 

Hypocrisy won’t be what brings down Calipari. His teams’ performances will.

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