MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Katherine Barner

  1. the encyclopedia of new york
    It Came From New YorkDisco. The freak show. Neoconservatism. Q-tips. They all started in the world’s most creative, inventive city.
  2. food chain
    Where an Entire Day’s Worth of Food Came FromA pair of obsessive eaters track down the source of every single morsel they put in their mouths, without losing their appetite.
  3. audiobooks
    The Best-Ever Recordings From the Prehistory of AudiobooksThe Voices of the Dead Brought to Life Digitally, from Kesey to Nabokov to Tolstoy and Maybe Walt Whitman
  4. media
    The Viral-Media Editor Who’ll Get a Click With Cute Babies and Animals“Some places call it ‘spray and pray’: post ten things a day, maybe one will go viral. A lot of it is guessing what Facebook wants.”
  5. retail
    The Starbucks Barista Who Wants You to Know There Is No Secret Menu“It’s stuff that random-ass people made up online, and then people will come in and expect us to know what it is, and we have no idea.”