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There's a $100 Million Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now
And you can watch in real time
December 03, 2013

Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.

Is Doctor Who a Lefty?
November 27, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Under conditions of war, a British prime minister learns that a heavily armed warship belonging to the hostile power has been detected.

An Interview With Neil Gaiman, the Internet's Favorite Fantasy Writer
"It was much, much more fun being absolutely unknown"
November 21, 2013

"The big thing for me is there’s nothing wrong with escape. Someone who is in a difficult or impossible situation who is offered an unlocked door to somewhere else that they can go through, and they can go through and they can get away..."

What Jane Austen Would Have Thought About the Kardashians
Pretension remains the greatest social crime—and authenticity the greatest virtue.
November 08, 2013

She loved authenticity, chided pretension, and may well have loved them.

The Most Famous Drug-Addiction Cliche is Also a Lie
Against "rock bottom"
November 06, 2013

Waiting for "rock bottom" is cruel, and dangerous

Jamie Oliver Represents Everything Wrong With Contemporary Britain
November 01, 2013

Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver

The New Sexual Revolution: Not Having Sex
October 31, 2013

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com.In a culture that clamors with the noisy public narratives of sexual desire, the implacable silence of sexual refusal is the last remaining taboo.

Big Pharma May Help End the Death Penalty
Boycotts don't work against Texas executioners. But they could hurt pharmaceutical firms that make execution drugs.
October 22, 2013

Boycotts and lawsuits don't work against Texas executioners. But they could hurt pharmaceutical firms that make execution drugs.

The Golden Age of Grammar Is a Myth
October 22, 2013

This piece orignally appeared on newstatesman.com. 

I Was a Character in The Fifth Estate—Here's What the Wikileaks Film Got Right and Wrong
Geeks versus the government
October 17, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.Let’s get the personal bit out of the way. How did Peter Capaldi do?

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