Why Every Writer in the U.S. Is Now Asking Amtrak for a Free Ride

It began when writer Alexander Chee made a simple, obvious statement in an interview with the literary organization PEN: Trains are great places to write. "I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers," he said. » 2/24/14 9:27am 2/24/14 9:27am

This Is Obama's State of the Future

Last night, President Obama delivered his yearly State of the Union address. Jobs! War! Bipartisanship! Awkward clapping! Sleeping senators! But also, lots of future talk. Below, we break down Obama's claims for America's tech horizon, and what they might mean. » 1/26/11 3:01pm 1/26/11 3:01pm