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Clive Thompson

January 24, 2005 | Stress
The Ecology of Stress

We’ve always known New York has the ultimate climate for producing anxiety. Scientists are only now understanding why, picking apart the triggers of tension in our daily lives in order to help us calm down.

January 3, 2005 | Feature
The Rise of the Microneighborhood

How do buzz-craving real-estate agents and boutique owners decide where to go now that gentrification has washed over most of Manhattan (not to mention Brooklyn)? By conjuring zones of hipness as small as a single block.

July 26, 2004 | Intelligencer
Play Date

A new self-destructing DVD could challenge Blockbuster.

July 19, 2004 | Art Review
Pac Is Back

Why are artists so fascinated with old video games? Because they’re the freaky subconscious of the digital age.

July 12, 2004 | Noise
How Loud Is It?

A survey of what makes the city so noisy.

June 28, 2004 | Summer Strategies
How to Get Some Sleep. Tonight.

You forgot to buy an A/C, and now you’re baking like a casserole. You need a unit delivered. Right. This. Instant.

May 31, 2004 | Feature
How to Make a Fake

Buy a mid-level Gauguin. Duplicate it. Slap the original papers on the copy. Sell both paintings to gullible collectors, while the art world looks the other way.

November 22, 1999 | Cityscape
Strike Up the Bandwidth

Broadband access offers high-speed surfing. But will patchwork service and a wait for hookups add bandwidth envy to New Yorkers' status woes?

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