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Clive Thompson

August 20, 2007 | Features
Why New Yorkers Last Longer

This city, once known as a capital of vice and self-destruction, is now a capital of longevity. What happened?

April 9, 2007
YouTube Versus Boob Tube

Viacom aims a $1 billion lawsuit squarely at Google’s very large head, and the search company barely blinks. What are they thinking?

February 19, 2007 |
How to Cook Garbage Fish

Mary Redding of Mary’s Fish Camp has a specific way to cook the small white fish (sometimes called “garbage fish” because they’re so cheap and ubiquitous) she finds in Chinatown.

November 27, 2006 | Features
The Five-Year Forecast

Unseasonably warm, with freakish snowfalls and chance of cyclone. This winter will be weird, and the weather will keep getting weirder.

June 19, 2006 | Arts
The Puzzlemaster’s Dilemma

Will Shortz’s crosswords are about to make him a word-nerd movie star. But Sudoku is making him rich.

February 20, 2006
The Early Years

A timeline of blogging.

February 20, 2006
Blogs to Riches

The Haves and Have-Nots of the Blogging Boom.

July 25, 2005 | Feature
There Are Only So Many Fish in the Sea

Fresh seafood is, like oil or gold, a valuable and volatile commodity—and one that loses its value fast. As the top restaurants scramble to get their hands on the very best, what’s left for the rest of us?

February 28, 2005 | Feature

Beset by floods and fires and built on technology that predates the Model T, the subway, the very essence of New York, has become frighteningly fragile. And now that the MTA has dug itself into a deep financial hole, it has started traveling back in time to 1975.

February 7, 2005 | Television
Cruel Intentions

TV torture scenes are ugly, powerful, exploitative—and a mirror of our national debate.