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After Their South African Disaster, Will France Hold It Together This World Cup?
Looks like it, at least on Twitter
June 20, 2014

The French team famously imploded four years ago. What do their Twitter accounts reveal about team harmony this time around?

The Six Stages of England Fan Pessimism
Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup
June 14, 2014

Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup

A Defense (Sort of) of Twitter
I don't tweet, but I see why some of you do
June 12, 2014

Leon Wieseltier responds to Alain de Botton's attack on Twitter.

The Smart Fan's 2014 World Cup Social Media Guide
All the feeds you need to be following, right now
June 10, 2014

All the feeds the savvy fan needs to keep up with this World Cup. 

Bored to Death
To learn just how bored kids are in school, look at Twitter
December 16, 2013

Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.

Give Me a Break. @Horse_ebooks Isn't Art.
September 24, 2013

The English-speaking Internet woke up in a bad mood today after Susan Orlean, the New Yorker contributor and author of The Orchid Thief, revealed the two heretofore anonymous creators of a Twitter feed called @horse_ebooks.

What Jonathan Franzen Misunderstands About Me
September 18, 2013

Last week, Jonathan Franzen, the best-selling, award-winning literary novelist who’s known for the excellence of his books and his bold stands against Oprah, Facebook, e-books, iPhones, and overly generous assessments of Edith Wharton’s looks, unburd

Five Things to Know About Twitter's IPO
September 13, 2013

Twitter has announced its plans to join the stock market. We answer five questions on the social networking site’s plans for stock market flotation.How did the company announce its plans to join the stock market?On Twitter of course.

An Obnoxious Atheist Insulted Islam, and This is What Happened
August 12, 2013

Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist and troublemaker, has caused quite a stir with something he tweeted (and subsequently deleted) last week. "All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge," he wrote.

From the Stacks: “My Life With R.H. Macy”
December 22, 1941
August 08, 2013

Shirley Jackson died 48 years ago today. In her honor, her sharp-witted reflection on working retail, as originally published in The New Republic.

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