How an Illinois town coped after it stopped producing refrigerators, why technological innovation depresses people, what "The Big Lebowski" says about the Coen brothers, and more...
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September 16, 2014
Israel's Worst-Kept Secret
Is the silence over Israeli nukes doing more harm than good?
Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith
The Last Refrigerator
Ten years ago today, the Maytag plant in Galesburg, Illinois, closed its doors. What's become of the town in the years since?
Chad Broughton
Future Ennui
As we march onwards towards wearables and alerts on our wrists, we're no longer shocked by technological progress, but rather exhausted by it.
Ian Bogost
Wealthy L.A. Schools' Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan's
Hollywood parents say not vaccinating makes "instinctive" sense. Now their kids have whooping cough.
Olga Khazan
30 Years of Coens: The Big Lebowski
Raymond Chandler in a bowling alley
Christopher Orr
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