Inside the 23-Dimensional World of Your Cars Paint Job

Adalberto Gonzalez may well be one of best available painters of cars in Northern California. He doesn’t work in the eye-popping sparkle-and-shine mode of Cali low-rider culture, and he only rarely experiences himself refinishing an Italian exotic. Gonzalez, who goes…

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The Political Education of Silicon Valley

“Confusion reigns in the government arena. Old labels no longer fit, and the citizenry seems torn between competing hungers for saviors and scapegoats.” So embarked a 1995 floor in WIRED on the position of digital-age politics. Electoral hubbub then amounted…

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Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

When we gratified in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the pogrom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had killed 17 parties, most of them adolescents, and swiftly revolved…

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Big Tech Isnt the Problem With Homelessness. Its All of Us

Tent municipalities, like this one in Los Angeles, have proliferated in urban centers of the West Coast. That reason? It’s cheaper than an emergency room call. “In the highest-risk people, they are able to offset the costs, ” Kushel mentions….

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The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot

Brian Finke Angelo Vardakostas sailed into Los Angeles on a Greek commercial-grade carry in 1955. Greeks were opening diners across the country at the time–mom-and-pop analogs to the McDonald’s, Carl’s Jr ., and Kentucky Fried Chicken orders “thats been” multiplying…

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Inside the Crypto World’s Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an summon from a stranger worded Arthur Breitman. On the basis of what Breitman had been told about her political persuasion by a reciprocal…

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Inside Palmer Luckeys Bid to Build a Border Wall

Benjamin Rasmussen Luckey grew up in Long Beach, California; his father was a automobile salesman, and his mother homeschooled him and his three sisters. “I was a PC gamer, ” he told me in 2015, “and I was always improving…

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Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?

In the late 1 980 s, Burt Dorman was ready to get out of the vaccination competition. A biophysical pharmacist, he’d spent years guiding a successful companionship making animal vaccines–a dozen of them, against maladies like feline leukemia and vesicular…

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Your Next Glass of Wine Might Be a Fakeand You’ll Love It

Ari Walker had been working in the wine business for a few months when the dreaming started. He didn’t know much about wine; he’d left college and taken a enterprise at a distributor because his wife was pregnant and they…

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If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Heres How It Works

For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish owned and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom , not to mention the $16.2 million for the Northern Virginia Winery. All in cash. For…

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