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Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up For A Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich’s Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing s**t up.


The History Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement Explains Our Terrifying Future

Vaccines are not part of some evil plot to poison our children. But there are plenty of terribly misguided people who believe they are! And their beliefs didn’t just materialise out of nowhere. A new video from the New York Times explains how we got to this terrifying point in American history — a seemingly upside down, dystopian world where we’re witnessing the resurgence of diseases we thought were long since wiped out.


How Charlie Hebdo Created The Cover That Made Them A Terrorist Target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans.


How Napster Changed Everything

The New York Times‘ Retro Report series has an excellent new short documentary video about the rise of Napster. Remember the year 2000? We were such pirates back then.


A New York Times Photographer Seeks The Perfect Shot In A Sea Of People

The New York Times Lens Blog recently posted this nice short doc on one of their photojournalists, Ozier Muhammad. It follows Muhammad around as he documents the climate march that took place in NYC in September.


5 Predictions For The Future That Aren't So New After All

Today, the New York Times asked seven entrepreneurs and tech executives about what’s in store for the future. It’s a fascinating snapshot of futurist thinking in 2014. But these aren’t just the dreams of tomorrow — most of them are the dreams of yesterday’s tomorrows as well.


Design Guru Behind NYT Mag Leaving To Revamp Apple

Goodt news for anyone who’s sick of rolling their eyes at Apple’s unbearably twee ad campaignsArem Duplessis, the Design Director at the NYT Magazine, is leaving his post to become Creative Director at Apple.


Today's Paper Is The New York Times Online Organised Like Print

The thing about newspapers is that you don’t really need the newspaper to read the newspaper any more. The internet! If you find reading online a little hollow for some intangible reason, you might like the New York Times’ new web app, Today’s Paper, which is organised like the New York Times in print. It’s positively functional. No flare, just reading. Kind of like… a newspaper.


Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It’s complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman’s terms. [New York Times]


China Is (Kinda) Loosening Its Web Censorship

China has a rich — and occasionally odd — history of censoring the web. But now it seems it may be loosening its iron grip, at least a little.