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More Must Be Done to Guard Against Global Catastrophic Risks

Sebastian Farquhar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Farquhar

Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.

How Breaking News Can Help You Build Buzz for Your Startup

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Building a buzz for your startup is never easy. You are competing for space in an increasingly crowded market, regardless of the niche you happen to b...

Donald Trump Wins Connecticut Republican Primary

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump won Connecticut's Republican primary on Tuesday, adding to his string of victories in the Northeast and bringing him one step closer to t...

From the History of OK to Curio #1,000: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

USA Today Publisher Gannett Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.25.2016 | Media

April 25 (Reuters) - Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said it offered to buy Tribune Publishing Co in a deal valued at about $815 million, incl...

How Napoleon Used UBER to Conquer the World (Sort Of)

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.25.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Before there was UBER or Airbnb there was Napoleon. He figured out how to use social media before there was social media, and once he had figured it out, he came within a hair's breadth of conquering the world.

How Satire Is Changing News

Daily Pnut | Posted 04.22.2016 | Media
Daily Pnut

It happened slowly at first, then suddenly political satire was everywhere. I don't know when exactly the turning point was. It might have been 8 year...

Gravity Defying Photo Series Captures Street Culture + Dance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

In 2007, while Kayne West was releasing Graduation to Number 1 charts and Takashi Murakami opened a pupil dilating MOCA Los Angeles retrospective, Fre...

To Save Journalism Follow the Money

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Image courtesy Wikicommons Journalism is a business. It is about making money. Here's a good rule of thumb: If there is no revenue, there is no jou...

From Tumbling Cats to Musical Roads: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

5 Differences Between Old and New Media

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

There are a ton of differences between old-media practices and new-media strategies. Here, I examine five differences between how legacy media companies and newer entities operate.

Riding the Wave of New Israeli Cuisine: A Modern Sephardic Seder

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

There is no place I'd rather "break matzoh" this year than at the James Beard House with award-winning Tel Aviv chef Raffi Cohen. But I'm fully committed both nights at the homes of wonderful friends, whose Seder meals are "pre-ordained" and follow the traditions of the Ashkenazi kitchen.

3 Insider Tricks To Successfully Pitch To The Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

The purpose of pitching media angles is to gain the attention of a journalist in the hopes your story will be published. There are many approaches you...

From Arbol de la Muerte to Zapf Dingbats: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Many in the GOP Are In Denial About Its Growing Implosion

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Waterloo? The apocalypse? The Titanic? These are just some of the terms that some journalists, political pundits and ordinary people are employing as they describe the current state of the Republican party.

The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the Shocking #PanamaPapers

Kicker | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Kicker

]Panama, long famous for its beautiful beaches, is now known for the instantly infamous #PanamaPapers. (Charlie Leu/Flickr) Ahh... the beach. Who kne...

Will Live Video On Facebook, Periscope & YouTube Change the Way We Consume TV?

Cathy Hackl | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Cathy Hackl

Social TV is nothing new, but it wasn't until now that we are truly moving toward a real integration of television and social media. Live video is hav...

7 Things That We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes But Are All Too Real

Kicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kicker

We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?

From Berserk Llama Syndrome to Acoustic Pest Detection: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

When Commercialism Trumps Democracy

Victor Pickard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Media
Victor Pickard

We can better understand the "trumpification of the media" by focusing on the commercial logic that drives it. This draws attention to the root of the problem: the commercial pressures and profit imperatives that encourage particular types of news coverage.

10 Utterly Improbable Headlines for April Fools' Day

James Napoli | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy
James Napoli

Since most headlines are filled with unadulterated honesty (ahem), it can be very liberating to take one day out of the year and imagine some top stories that could never, ever, ever happen.

A Letter to Those Who Have Walked All Over Me

Walaa Chahine | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Walaa Chahine

Dear Feet That Have Touched My Face: You have not witnessed the horrors I have witnessed. You have not felt the pain I have felt. You have not heard the cries I have heard.

Stop the Presses!

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.27.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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From Kindergarten Math Geeks to Spring Break Economics: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered kindergarten math geeks, dancing grannies, and the correlation between Nicolas Cage movies and drowning deaths.

Where Was The Media Before The Flint Crisis Made Headlines?

Todd Pollak | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Todd Pollak

While the tragedy in Flint has caused irreversible harm, it does provide an opportunity for news organizations to reflect and take conscious steps to strengthen environmental reporting.