My Joke Cryptocurrency Hit $2 Billion and Something Is Very Wrong
Dogecoin's inventor looks to the past for insight into the future.
weak in review
David Roth's Weak In Review: Not-Knowing, Hope, And Kristaps Porzingis
The NBA Draft was, as usual, both a celebration of possibility and a carnival of bullshit. At the end of a weirdly, wildly hopeful week, focus on the first part.
The Cities Science Fiction Built
When we look at the future city in SF film, we are really looking at our own city. We just don’t know it yet.
Four Days of Christmas
Yiwu, China. June 2024. Dispatch from the future factory of Christmas.
Local Stop on the Floating Train
She never knew what it was, exactly, whether her copper skin or long black braid or some inflection in her voice that was not sufficiently deferential. And soon they'd be gliding through the nuclear desert.
E. Lily Yu