The Birth of Nerds, the End of the Bros: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about pop culture we've come across in the past seven days

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about pop culture we've come across in the past seven days. Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Spencer Kornhaber is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers pop culture and music. He was previously an editor at Patch.com and a staff writer at OC Weekly. He has written for Spin, The AV Club, and RollingStone.com.

How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis. The only problem? He has to prove it works.

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How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.

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A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

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What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

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