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This weekend's reading includes a profile of "Japan's Beethoven" who lied about his entire career, North Korean smugglers who want to create a revolution through '90s sitcoms and a Star Wars Rave.

Walgreens

Walgreens

Every workplace has its own dictionary. We asked an assistant manager of the pharmacy chain, Walgreens, to tell us about the internal lingo of the United States' biggest drug dealer.

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Speeding tickets

No matter where you're driving over the limit, you could pay a pretty penny in fines, but it really depends on the city. This week, City Index compares the costs of speeding tickets around the world.

NYC Porn Film Fest filled emotional, aesthetic holes in porn

Lila Seidman, who has covered the adult entertainment industry for two years, muses on her NYC Porn Film Festival experience.

How do you say “Kosciuszko?”
Updating the MTA announcements

How do you say “Kosciuszko?” Updating the MTA announcements

We asked international consulate offices to help us re-record disputed pronunciations of New York subway station names.

Can a woodpecker carry a weasel on its back?

Can a woodpecker carry a weasel on its back?

Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we look at a viral photo and ask if a woodpecker can really do that.

I run an illegal DIY music venue

I run an illegal DIY music venue

Letting other people let their freak flag fly.

Max/MSP for average music junkies

Max/MSP for average music junkies

Hopes&Fears explores the history and uses of Max/MSP, and sees how the computer-human relationship changes from coders to non-tech sound artists.

Can you fatally overdose on coffee?

Can you fatally overdose on coffee?

Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder about death and caffeine.

Preserving Instagram's 
#perfect troll

Preserving Instagram's #perfect troll

Rhizome is ensuring that online art doesn't die on the whims of corporations. Digital Conservator Dragan Espenschied and artist Amalia Ulman discuss the tech of preserving social media performance.

Long-read this

Long-read this

This weekend's reading includes the "Proust of our generation" traveling across North America, a conspiracy theory that's being taken quite seriously, and an account of a terrorist group going legit.

Know Your Meme

Know Your Meme

Every workplace has its own dictionary. We asked the meme tyrants at Know Your Meme to throw us a scrap of internal lingo, featuring "deadpool", "brones" and "super robo Jesus".

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