The e-commerce giant has finally made self-publishing lucrative. But does its dominance come at a cost?
An environmental philosopher reflects on his experience enduring Hurricane Harvey, and what it teaches cities and their citizens about living with global warming.
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
While the platform’s other stars pull pranks in the hopes of going viral, Miles McKenna is helping fans figure out who they are.
The Court just ruled that a state can collect taxes from a retailer that doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. Here’s what that means.
A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.
It’s not a good snapshot of the economy, which is incomprehensible anyway, and we now have far more information to understand the country’s companies.
Technology has streamlined Dover, the busiest port in the United Kingdom. But nothing has prepared it for the Brexit transition.
The hyperlocal social-media platform highlights small grievances—and proves that neighbors have more in common than they think.
The short-term promise of easy cash can trap individuals in bad long-term conditions.
For the Tesla and SpaceX founder, the acts of rogue employees are not just fireable offenses—they’re treason.
How the many-chambered heart of the internet turned the Trump administration’s family-separation policy into a different kind of scandal.
Retail stores used to be places to buy things. Smartphones changed that, and retailers are struggling to invent new reasons, and methods, for shopping.
What if the urban visions of famous architects and planners had actually been built?
The 21-year-old became enormously popular for his outrageous prank videos—but if his recent New York show is any indication, it may not last forever.
When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.
A levy on big companies to fund affordable housing awakened the ire of corporations.
The machine age is changing the nature of work. In the process, it is also transforming buildings, and making them less hospitable for human use.
Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.
The company’s slick, wireless earbuds work great, but they foreshadow startling changes to the social fabric.
To understand how viewing habits have changed, consider the difference between the couch show and the phone show.
In Rotterdam, the bakfiets utility bike has become a symbol—and a tool—of urban displacement.