Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street
What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the bounties of the internet, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?
Eliza Glriswold, The Tenth Parallel: The Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam The tenth parallel—the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator—is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do 60 percent of the world’s 2 billion...
The Hugh Cudlipp lecture: Does journalism exist? →
The full text of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s Hugh Cudlipp lecture
This Is Your Brain on Love Helen Fisher is the chief scientific adviser to Chemistry.com and a research professor in the department of anthropology at Rutgers University. She identifies four broad personality types, each governed by different chemical systems in the brain. Love is no longer blind, thanks to pioneering scientific research, based on her unique study of 40,000 men and women.
petzoldt: An infographic classic: Google News as a real-time tile chart screen saver.
John Buehrens questions the fundamentalist reading of the Bible, offering those with a liberal or progressive outlook ways to reclaim the Bible from literalists.
Tim Wu: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Pulitzer Prize winner Lorraine Adams on The Truth... →
On Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion: “[N]ews is a made thing. News is not facts. News is what is easiest for a reporter to recognise, not necessarily most important for the public to know – a kidnapping, a bombing, a court filing, anything that pokes up from the irregular and massive tissue of reality and events.”
In many human languages and cultures there is no local term for...– Pascal Boyer, Why would (otherwise intelligent) scholars believe in “Religion”?
Spanish media put club allegiance before balanced... →
Madrid-based ‘AS’ newpaper sparked a scandal by editing out a player in a photo or Newspaper Actually Photoshops Out Player To Make Play Appear Offside
Researchers convince people they have three arms—then threaten one with a knife
curiositycounts: Lux Repeat “Avoiding You” – music video by Bartholomäus Traubeck made almost entirely in Google Earth
Google's Algorithm Update Zaps Content Farm Cash...
futurejournalismproject: According to analysis conducted by German Web monitoring company Sistrix, the impacts of Google’s Farmer search algorithm update has been a dust bowl for crummy content cash cows. Though affecting just 12 percent of websites in the U.S., according to Google, the changes have been immediate and blistering. Among the top 25 spam sites, a traffic decline in the high...
Kinetic Typography: Tell Me A Story
John Pilger: Behind the Arab revolt is a word we... →
What right, constitutional or otherwise, does another human being, plus an...– Lea Salonga on Ayala Alabang village ordinance requiring people to secure doctor’s prescription before they are allowed to buy condoms.