Stephen Bartenstein

  • Music Pirates Will Be Music Pirates

    The recording industry may be hoping that the steep damages awarded in its latest file-sharing suit sends would-be pirates a powerful message. But if the attitude of the young man the case has certainly bankrupted is any indication, that message has failed to sink in.

  • Cities and Crime

    Jacob Riis, Robert Moses, Nicholas Lemann and others weigh in on the problematic relationship between inner-city poverty and crime

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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