Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
The People Who Perform the Internet
Making theater, or at least comedy, out of virtual detritus.
Jimmy Page: Whole Lotta Zep-Love
Guitarist extraordinaire Jimmy Page on session work, Howlin’ Wolf and plans to perform next year.
Atul Gawande: The Smiling Angel of a Happy Death
Despite physical decline, people can be most content towards the end of their lives, says this year’s BBC Reith Lecturer
God Damn You, Mr. Rosewater
Jon Stewart’s new film, Rosewater, explores the horror and humor in the saga of a Newsweek reporter jailed and tortured in Iran.
Moving Heathen and Earth
Murder, betrayal and an explosive sex scandal in America’s early days.
My Rejuvenating Killing Spree
A non-gamer answers the siren’s call of Duty.
99 Problems But a Pitch Ain’t One
Speechless brings improv to Silicon Valley; PowerPoint may never be the same.
The Man Who Showed the World
Chicago lands a prize with the only U.S. showing of a major David Bowie exhibit.
Tock of the Town
New watch manufacturers in America are turning back the hands of time.
The 'Delectable' Eurostar Turns 20 in Style
The train, now 20 years old, has brought French speed and glamour to Britain’s tracks, revolutionising staid rail travel
Russian Women Bemoan a Lack of Men - and Their Money
Many powerful men dump their wives for younger models. Now Moscow’s lonely women are fighting back
The Real Gone Girl
Disney’s new daredevil diva in "Big Hero 6" could be the next Wolverine of kids animation.
Agatha Christie: The Original 'Gone Girl' and the Misleading Clues
In 1926, the crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days causing a media frenzy – but no one knows why
Making Cotton Candy Out of Spinach
Morgan Spurlock wants you to watch 20 short films about the economy, for fun.
Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity?
Are the vast sums that companies pay to bring workers closer together worth it?
Canada's Laval University Shows How to Do Football Right
The most dominant team in college football in America—sorry, in North America—is Laval University of Quebec City, Quebec.
YouTube Creates Its Own Celebrities - Complete With Screaming Fans
Most people over 30 would struggle to recognise them, but YouTube, with six billion hours of video per month being watched, is creating its own celebrities
Grief, Glamor and the Ubiquitous Black Dress
A new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the ritual of women’s mourning attire from the early 19th century through World War I
DIY Tattoos Make Irony Permanent
For just $40, you could have everything you need to ink yourself at home.
Kevin Pietersen's Autobiography Exposes Dark Side of English Cricket
The sport is thriving but a self-pitying autobiography has exposed its rows, feuds and obsession with money
Chincoteague is overrun by feral, swimming ponies. And it’s a wondrous thing to behold
Is a Catskills Town Divided by Antisemitism or Greedy Developers?
Is the village of Bloomingburg, New York, trying to slow growth—or block Ultra-Orthodox Jews from moving in?
Bushwacker Is the Michael Jordan of Bulls
In five seasons on the PBR tour, Bushwacker has been ridden the requisite eight seconds, i.e., a qualified ride, just once in 61 outs.
A Book for Parents of Gay Kids Aims to Fill a Void
Advice with a side of humor in a book for parents that answers questions like “How do you handle sleepovers?”
The Bird of Prey That Is Being Killed Off by Its Victims
Vultures make humans uneasy but a healthy population is crucial, yet under threat from new livestock drug
André 3000: The Newsweek Interview
The rapper opens up about the challenges of playing Jimi Hendrix, the long-awaited solo record he still hopes to make, and whether Woody Allen would be down to direct an Outkast biopic.
Two Numbers: Bought by China
In the wake of the financial crisis, the world's economic output has continued to grow apace, but who's driving the growth?
Method Acting: 'Faking It' Is So Last Year - Commitment Is Everything
Audiences demand, and increasingly get, total immersion from actors but what is driving this extreme method?
The Woman Launching a Second Bauhaus Design Revolution
The German school’s new director wants to gather groups of students living, working and swapping ideas, as they did in the 1920s
The History of the Fart Joke
Why do film critics scorn fart jokes?