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Books Don't Want to Be Free
How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries
October 08, 2013

You hardly have to wait in line at Barnes & Noble anymore. The cashiers stare into the middle distance, while on the sales floor, space for books steadily erodes. Instead: toys, magnifying glasses, doodads for the desk.

Meet the Australian Actress Who Does the Most Amazing Accent on Television
August 23, 2013

Yael Stone’s Lorna Morello is one of the most memorable characters on the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Lorna is a prisoner and temporary lesbian planning a wedding to her fiance back home, and perhaps the most notable part of Stone's

Forget Netflix: The Real Problem With This Year's Emmy Nominations
July 18, 2013

After much hubbub over the potential for Netflix to further shake up the television landscape with Emmy nods for its original programming, the dust has settled and “House of Cards” reliably prevailed.

Arrested Development, Indeed
It's time to say it: The Netflix format just isn't working.
May 31, 2013

Why the show's new season struggles with the Netflix format.

Kevin Spacey's Leading-Man Problem
The star of the 13-hour "House of Cards" is as impenetrable as ever
February 05, 2013

Laura Bennett watched thirteen hours of "House of Cards" in one weekend. The show is haunting, but Kevin Spacey's performance left her cold.

Art.sy and the Myth of the Online Art Market
October 22, 2012

Art.sy's real business is brokering online sales between galleries and collectors. Will it work?

Traitors to Their Class
June 25, 2010

For Barack Obama’s inauguration, Washington Dulles International Airport had to close a runway to accommodate private jet traffic. According to aviati

Life in a Glass House
May 28, 2010

There she was for the whole world to see and hear: a young woman sobbing uncontrollably, completely vulnerable, screaming at her interlocutor on a cell phone, broadcasting the most intimate particulars of her private life on a crowded street in Greenwich Village on a bright Friday afternoon.

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