by Elon Green Are you what you tweet? Let's say yes. Using Tweetails, we obtained the data of most-used words for different Twitter accounts.
by Tom Scocca ★ Another step backwards into the freezer. In defiance of the early forecasts, the cold was intractable.
by Alex Balk "Girls & Boys camouflaged itself well: on the surface it was a gaudy tale of holidaymakers trading STDs in Kavos, recounted over trashy electro.
I met Tom in English class during my sophomore year of high school, and we became acquaintances and occasional friends.
by Alex Balk "This is my shit," notes NahRight's Eskay, and after a considered evaluation I find it difficult to disagree.
Joe Mande always seems one step ahead. Whether it’s his Twitter stunts, multimedia shows, or stories about attending a live taping of The Mike Huckabee Show really high, the LA-based comedian and writer has a knack for getting out in front of trends.
by Alex Balk Is this "the creepiest thing you'll see all day"? Uh, I hope so? You probably don't need any more creepiness in your life today.
by Choire Sicha It seems worthwhile to revisit the idea of the universal reputation market, in light of Schrödinger's Satoshi Nakamoto.
by Alex Balk 99 times out of 100 starting a story with "This year there is a Brooklyn-based alternative to" is an automatic adjuration to close tab, but just this once I'll let it slide.
by Mark Bibbins, Editor Blue Water Navy Darling, the world, it will come at you with the migrating eyes of flounder traveling through the matter of their own heads having reimagined axis and ground.
by Alex Balk "A murder suspect has been cleared after experts found that a supposed confession she made in a 999 call was mis-heard because of her strong regional accent." 0 Comments The post Accent Misunderstood appeared first on The Awl.
by Alex Balk Today would have been Townes Van Zandt's 70th birthday, so here are some songs. You will of course have your own favorites, unless you are unfamiliar with the work of Townes van Zandt, in which case, oh boy, a whole new world of discovery is about to open itself to you.
by Alex Balk What do Harriet the Spy and To Kill a Mockingbird have in common? The answer may surprise you.
Any woman who’s ever fought with a guy after the kind of movie where Katherine Heigl finds love may be shocked by the findings of a new study.
by Alex Balk "The area, between Fifth and Eighth avenues from 34th to 42nd streets, has disputed borders not unlike Chinatown, with both neighborhoods surrounded by pricier, cooler neighborhoods (the Garment District being the current runt in size and glamour compared with Chelsea to the south, Hudson Yards and Hell's Kitchen to the west, Times Square and the Theater District to the north, and Park Avenue to the east).
by Choire Sicha Finally. A game where you're not a dumb animal. Finally, a game about breaking things.
by Alex Balk "Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests." 0 Comments The post Up Next: Malaria appeared first on The Awl.
by Choire Sicha Katherine Dunn worked on the book for more than a decade. She also worked as a waitress, a bartender, and a house painter.
by David Burr Gerrard Astra Taylor’s forthcoming book The People’s Platform, about who has power and who gets paid in the age of the Internet, mentions the following quote about the virtues of “open-source” (read: unpaid) labor from Internet guru Yochai Benkler: “Remember, money isn’t always the best motivator.
by Tom Scocca ★★★ Starlings scuttled in the curbside trash, picking at the ruins of discarded pink-frosted cupcakes.