Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | The Secret World of Amazon’s Power Reviewers Supported by Stuff and Things A clandestine society receives an unending stream of products. They create Amazon’s reality. Is there such a thing as too much free stuff? ByJohn Herrman Jan. 26, 2019 A U.P.S. driver once said the house set his delivery record: 32 The boxes crowd the The office is almost all box — furniture, printers (regular and 3-D), computer, at least 13 hard drives and four routers. The art on the walls came this way; the new shelves installed to store the items from the porch boxes came through porch boxes. The camera system through which the porch boxes are surveilled was itself unpacked from a porch box. The worry is thieves, though the camera mostly catches wildlife: rabbits, turkeys and mice, with an elk every once … [Read more...] about The Secret World of Amazon’s Power Reviewers
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. Feature A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions. The remains of an Indonesian rain forest that was cleared to make way for oil palms. Credit Credit Ashley Gilbertson/VII, for The New York Times Supported by ByAbrahm Lustgarten Nov. 20, 2018 This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, looked as if they had just been cleared by armies. None of the old growth remained — only charred stumps poking up from murky, dark pools of water. In places, smoke still curled from land … [Read more...] about Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.
By THE NEW YORK TIMES NOV. 19, 2018 The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Show All Biography Comics/Graphics Current Affairs Essays Fiction Foreign Affairs History Memoir Nonfiction Poetry Science Sociology Sports Stories Thrillers An American Marriage By Tayari Jones. $26.95. Algonquin. Fiction. Roy and Celestial are a young black couple in Atlanta “on the come up,” as he puts it, when he’s convicted of a rape he did not commit and sentenced to 12 years in prison. The unfairness of the years stolen from this couple by a great cosmic error forms the novel’s slow burn. Amazon Local Booksellers Barnes and Noble Buy Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday. $26. Simon & Schuster. Fiction. This … [Read more...] about 100 Notable Books of 2018
What Works Next The nation’s largest generation is transforming cities large and small. This list shows you where their impact is greatest. Perhaps no generation in American history has been more scrutinized, classified and demographically appraised than millennials. An endless stream of earnest thinkpieces has documented their rise as a demographic behemoth and a cultural force. There’s the burgeoning industry of “intergenerational consulting” created to help that earlier age-group colossus, the Baby Boomers, reckon with young people who were pushing them off the stage. And there’s the perennial hand-wringing about millennials’ impact on politics and housing and the workplace, the trend stories about hoverboards in the workplace or young people’s aversion to talking on the phone. The fretting has reached such a fever pitch that in December, the Wall Street Journal vowed to stop writing about millennials with “such disdain” for … [Read more...] about The United States of Millennials
We Are All Going To Need Some Weather Therapy The reason I bring this up: our tortured April has the entire state in need of emergency therapy. Looking at the weather maps I don't know whether to laugh or weep. Winds will gust over 40 mph, creating blizzard conditions south/west of the metro area Saturday. Never tell a Minnesotan not to travel, but personally, I'd have a Plan B for Saturday. 40s return next week; a sun angle similar to late August melts most of the snow by midweek. I'm sorry. Follow the Trends. Yesterday afternoon the local NWS office was going with 7" in the Twin Cities. They have progressively increased this over time as models appear to come into rough alignment with the axis of heaviest snow. Spaghetti Plot. Earlier model runs were clustering in the 6-10" range for the Twin Cities. 00z runs from Thursday evening were showing considerably higher amounts; well over a foot for MSP. Source: Iowa State. Ice Storm Potential. The best chance of sleet and glaze ice will … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th coincidence: Up to a foot of snow in mid-April?