Jennifer Lawrence, and More

Beyond Mt.Gox – Reuters “Mt. Gox, at one time the biggest bitcoin exchange, abruptly stopped trading this week amid reports on the internet that more than 744,000 bitcoins – worth around $380 million at prevailing rates – had been stolen. If accurate, that would mean around 6 percent of the … Read More

The $50,000 Twitter Name Theft, and More

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username – The Next Web I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of … Read More

The Lottery, Shuttlecocks, and the War Over Oysters

Why We Keep Playing the Lottery – Nautilus “It may seem easy to understand why we keep playing. As one trademarked lottery slogan goes, “Hey, you never know.” Somebody has to win. But to really understand why hundreds of millions of people play a game they will never win, a … Read More

Alone in Siberia, the Stars of Kids, and Cooking for Kim Jong-il

Legends Never Die – It’s been two decades since Kids, and the film’s stars have gone onto become celebrities, adults, and statistics. Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi – GQ Sushi chef Kenji Fujimoto spent eleven years as Kim Jong-il’s personal chef, crony, drinking buddy, and confidant. This is his … Read More

The Modern Man’s Weekly Reading List

Out in the Great Alone – Grantland The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pits participants against the very ends of the world. In this multi-part Grantland story, one writer follows the deadly race from the air. Find What You Love and Let It Kill You – The Guardian James Rhodes … Read More

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