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The Cathedral Ruins

by Susan Harlan A cathedral is a good place to remember. I visited European cathedrals when I was too young to care about them.

New York City, July 23, 2014

by Tom Scocca ★★★ Garbage was invisibly in bloom on 3rd Street; a sanitation truck weaved from curb to curb, through the rot-laden air.

A Framework for the Public Sharing of Internet Posts

by John Herrman In response to recent conversations regarding the public/private status of Internet Posts, a proposal for a framework for the sharing of Internet Posts: Attribution-Commercial-Derivs-Fear-Injury-Death This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your Internet Posts, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

My Struggle Bingo

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The Brooklyn Prophesy

by Will Kenton I never thought I'd shake Questlove’s hand. It was at the book release party for Bradley Spinelli’s novel Killing Williamsburg at Trash, a bar in Williamsburg, where Questlove was DJing.

Noodles Not Unique

by Matt Buchanan A thing that may disappoint you: Like your clothes, electronics, mass-produced groceries, culture, and cigarettes, while the variety appears to be infinite, the noodles at the vast majority of high-end ramen joints, from Momofuku to Ivan Ramen, all come from the same place.

How David Shapiro, Creator of Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, Does Money

David Shapiro is the pen name of a writer who created a Tumblr blog called Pitchfork Reviews Reviews.

Queen Steps Into Frame Of Photograph Unbeknownst To Subjects Of Said Photograph, Smiles To Indicate Knowledge That Her Action Constitutes A Familiar Manner Of Modern Mischief

by John Herrman Empire, 2014: Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players were left stunned when the most famous royal in the world appeared smiling in the background of their picture.

Balance of Power

by Matt Buchanan Equilibrium in nature: The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, announced in February, has set off a wave of activity in the media industry, with AT&T Inc.

All The New Yorker Story Roundups You Should Read While The Stories Are Still Unlocked, As Well As All The New Yorker Stories They Link To

by Matt Buchanan Featured Collection: Profiles, New Yorker "Isadora," January 10, 1927 "Secrets of the Magus," April 5, 1993 "Covering the Cops," February 17, 1986 "Two Heads," February 12, 2007 "The Man Who Walks on Air," April 5, 1999 "Delta Nights," June 5, 2000 Love Stories, by Deborah Treisman, New Yorker "What Is Remembered," Alice Munro, February 19, 2001 "The Love of My Life," T.

New York City, July 22, 2014

by Tom Scocca ★★★★ It was still cool in the morning, though with an undercurrent of dread at where the humidity might be taking things.

Insufferable Parenthetical Asides, Ranked

52. (the saying goes) 51. (well, not strictly) 50. (incidentally) 49. (it’s in the Pacific, somewhere) 48.

Ask Polly: I Want to Get Laid But I'm Afraid of Oppressing Women

by Heather Havrilesky Dear Polly, First of all, let me assure you, I feel like a huge asshole just for asking this, but I've been chewing on this question on and off for more than a year without any real resolution, so I thought I'd turn to you.

Toward a Theory of Manhattan's Surrender to Brooklyn

by Matt Buchanan Nearby, Nick Krevatas, one of the workers who were to hoist the new 12-by-18-foot red, white and blue flags that arrived in a Transportation Department truck by early afternoon, pulled on an elaborate harness.

From Night Shift Obit-Writer to Corporate Monkey: An HR Exec Reflects

I spend most of my job coaching people on what to do with their careers. You might think this means I have my own life figured out.

Low, "I'm on Fire"

by John Herrman Low covers Bruce Springsteen, 30 years later. Here, from the same upcoming tribute, are Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires with a rendition of "Born in the USA." [Via Stereogum] 0 Comments The post Low, "I'm on Fire" appeared first on The Awl.

Future Foretold

by John Herrman Buried a little too deep in The New Yorker's content mines for the site's recent excavation, but available here, is John Seabrook's legendary 1994 embed with MTV.

A Night at the Ostrich Races

by Jared T. Miller Past the array of simulcast screens with hypnotized leather-skinned regulars clutching bettor's tickets like Blackjack hands, and beyond the families seated on long, wooden benches exchanging crumpled dollars for informal wagers, were the chariots.

New York City, July 21, 2014

by Tom Scocca ★★★★ There was a little light in the sky when the artificial voice built into the portable speaker began announcing, loudly and repeatedly, that its battery was dying.

The Legend of the Legend of Bunko Kelly, the Kidnapping King of Portland

by Elizabeth Lopatto In the late eighteen hundreds, the port cities of the American West were dangerous nests of sailors, prostitutes, and gangsters—none more so than Portland, Oregon.