An interview with Jennifer Egan (the author who wrote A Visit from the Good Squad, which I reviewed here. Buy it!)
A private equity surge in Brazil (sorry, guys.) Brazil is also partnering with Sudan.
Farhad Manjoo on the FCC decision to open up the "white spaces" part of the spectrum.
Some telenovelas are being subtitled in English for second- and third-generation Latinos.
A coup d’etat in Ecuador, or just riots?
Chris Brown of “Smart Football” deconstructs the spread offense.
An intellectual history of Shi’ism in Iran and how it connects to Ahmadinejad.
More on rating doctor’s performance (and paying them accordingly).
Potentially habitable planet discovered.
Will Afghan farmers start reengaging in opium farming because of its price jump?
A history of failure (?): Charles Goodyear
New England’s hidden history with slavery.
Elizabeth Warren comes out in favor of principles…principles-based regulation, that is.
A pair of interviews with Mad Men actresses.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are now trying to get Indian billionaires to give away their money.
Nigeria at 50 (tip: download the pdf)
So when will we get Google: Implant?
An interesting little profile of Danilo Gallinari’s Italian basketball roots.
This Slate article asks why Campus Network (obscure social network) lost out to Facebook, and offers a number of complicated reasons. I hate to be reductionist, but I think this little self-related anecdote from the Campus Network founder explains everything:
In the meantime, Goldberg had launched a social network for high schools called Friendex. But he says he killed the project after a month at the request of Zuckerberg and the Facebook team. "They made me feel really bad for having launched it," he says. "So I took it down." Facebook soon expanded to high schools.They made you feel bad?!? What a wimp.