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The Sunday Reader
Smartphone Hijacking, US History, Mikaela Shiffrin, Human Extinction, Charles Manson, Selling a Nation, Titanaboa, Noah Baumach//Greta Gerwig, Jim Thorpe, Banner Ads

Architecture Porn.
Dress Up.
Home Sweet Style.
Back to the Past.
In our (slightly regular) interview series, Creative Consumptionwe   chronicle the consumption habits and trends that creators, entrepreneurs, and all-around strivers are prioritizing to enhance their lives. This week: The olympic medalist sabre fencer focusing on Tokyo, 2020.
  by Nicholas Carr
 12 mins
How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds.
So you bought that new iPhone. If you’re like the typical owner, you’ll be pulling your phone out and using it some 80 times a day, according to data Apple collects. That means you’ll be consulting the glossy little rectangle nearly 30,000 times over the coming year....

  by Howard Zinn
Full Book: A People's History of the United States
Not without its faults or leaps, Howard Zinn's book strives to tell the true, complex history of the United States - covering everything from slavery to second-wave feminism to the rise of capitalism. 

  by Elizabeth Weil
 15 mins
Mikaela Shiffrin Does Not Have Time for a Beer.
What it takes to be the best alpine skiier in the world.

  by Howard Lee
 18 mins
When Will the Earth Try to Kill Us Again?
Most mass extinctions begin with vast convulsion's of the Earth's interior - can we detect that?

  by David Felton & David Dalton
 120 mins
Retro - Charles Manson: The Most Dangerous Man (Alive)
From 1970: A jailhouse interview.

  by Samantha Subramamian
 40 mins
Podcast: How to Sell a Nation - The Booming Business of Nation Branding
These days, every place in the world wants to market its unique identity – and an industry has sprung up to help put them on the map.

  by Guy Gugliotta
How Titanaboa, The 40-Foot-Long-Snake, Was Found
In Colombia, the fossil of a gargantuan snake has stunned scientists, forcing them to rethink the nature of prehistoric life.

   by Ian Parker
 40 mins
Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig: Happiness
From 2013: Noah Baumbach has co-written several movies with Wes Anderson along with writing and directing some of his own (Frances Ha, Squid & The Whale, While We're Young). Greta Gerwig is a writer, actor, and now director having just released Lady Bird. They are dating.

  by Kurt Streeter
 30 mins
Jim Thorpe: The Spirit of a Legend.
Jim Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal. Known as one of the best athletes of all time, he played pro football, baseball and basketball.  63 years after his death, his sons believe he's still not at rest. 

 by Ross Benes
'The Beginning of a Giant Industry': An Oral History of the First Banner Ad
On Oct. 27, 1994, Wired magazine’s digital affiliate HotWired ran what later became known as the web’s first banner ad. And the internet has not been the same since.
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