Peter King’s contract with Sports Illustrated is up after this NFL season. Long famed for his access to the inner workings of the NFL and especially for his mysteriously direct connection to the mind of commissioner Roger Goodell, he may continue on as the face of the MMQB, the football vertical launched for and by him four years ago, and he may not. How the MMQB itself will fare if he goes is unclear, but the record of sports-media vanity sites does not offer immense promise. For various reasons, sites centered on sports-media personalities have tended to struggle. Grantland, which from its beginnings had issues attracting readers, imploded when Bill Simmons was fired from ESPN; Rob Neyer’s baseball site on Fox Sports, Just A Bit Outside, lasted for less than a year; Joe Posnanski’s MLB/USA Today venture Sports On Earth floundered when he left months after it launched, and went though multiple iterations before arriving at its present state; and Jason … [Read more...] about What Will SI Do With Peter King’s The MMQB?
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Science Fiction A science fiction story for MIT Technology Review’s blockchain issue. by Hannu Rajaniemi April 25, 2018 Alina set the trap for the car at her father’s summerhouse. When it was time, she pulled on her Nokia rubber boots, slung the backpack over her shoulder, and went outside. The Lapland morning was monochrome: slushy snow, dark saw-edged pines, gray lake. The fresh air was a relief. She had never been able to sleep in the mildew-smelling house, not even as a child.She had never planned to come back. But it was perfect for the trap. A patchy network that would force the car AI to run locally. No witnesses. No IoT devices auctioning sensor data for tokens. Although, years ago, her father had stuck a yellow “You Are Being Recorded” sticker in a window as a joke. That was so perfectly like him: all surface, no substance. Alina had prebooked the ride using a burner autochain ID. The app in her AR glasses showed the car icon crawling along … [Read more...] about Unchained: A story of love, loss, and blockchain
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 10, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Tuesday. Here’s what we’re watching:• Mark Zuckerberg’s first Congressional hearing is here.• Sprint and T-Mobile have restarted merger talks.• Wall Street continues to wade into the gun control debate.• The raid on Michael Cohen’s office and residence raises a number of issues.• The C.B.O. is still underestimating how bad the deficit is going to be.Get this in your inbox each morning. Sign up here.That wasn’t a waste of time.Congressional hearings focusing on corporate missteps often reveal little, in part because lawmakers lack the expertise and the executives taking questions are good at stone-walling. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Still, Tuesday’s hearing turned out to be a … [Read more...] about Three Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony: DealBook Briefing
2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from Stephen Hawking to Ken Dodd, and Jim Bowen to Cyrille Regis sadly passing away. Fans shared their memories and fellow stars paid tribute as they remembered those we have lost. Here's a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. JUNE Leslie Grantham EastEnders star Leslie Grantham died on June 15 aged 71 following a battle with cancer. The actor was most famous for portraying iconic character 'Dirty' Den Watts on the long-running BBC soap. Leslie also hosted game show Fort Boyard on Channel 5 and penned children's book called Jack Bates And The Wizard's Spell. Errol Pickford Former Royal Ballet principal dancer Errol Pickford died on Wednesday June 13, aged 51. Born in Perth, Australia in 1966 he originally trained … [Read more...] about Famous faces who have died in 2018
Originally published in the May 2001 issue of GQ. Reprinted here with the author's permission. His annotations appear throughout the story (click on the asterisk and wait a moment for his comment to appear). Illustration by Sam Woolley. One by one, day by day, they'd glide to the witness stand, this procession of improbable women, a spangled harem of them, drifting into the courtroom and out again, leaving the scent of their perfume and the shadow of their glitter and the echo of their cool. Week in, week out, they never stopped coming. That was the extraordinary thing. How many there were. The final count stopped short of thirty—that was the number of photographs of women Rae was said to keep in a box at home—but there were more than enough of them to make each and every morning worth my springing out of bed for, worth walking down to the courthouse for, worth getting frisked at the doorway for: in the hope that a new one might illuminate the somber courtroom with its … [Read more...] about Rae Carruth, The Women Who Loved Him, And The One He Wanted Dead