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Microsoft Software Translates Skype Conversations in Real Time

Dec 17, 2014
It's now possible to have a conversation in English and Spanish on Skype without having to hire an interpreter; the Rolling Stone writer continues to research her controversial story on UVA students; meanwhile, former Sen. Mark Udall revealed a "smoking gun" regarding the CIA torture report but no one seems to have noticed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs

Aug 29, 2014
Author Greil Marcus doesn't explain these 10 songs (including one sung by Amy Winehouse, shown) or their power to thrill him; he tries to re-create in prose how it might have felt to perform them.Author Greil Marcus doesn't explain these 10 songs (including one sung by Amy Winehouse, above) or their power to thrill him; he tries to re-create in prose how it might have felt to perform them.

Camden, N.J.: A Catastrophic Cautionary Tale

Dec 13, 2013
Camden, N.J. is a stone's throw from tourist-friendly Philadelphia, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi notes, but it’s nothing like its neighbor city. It’s one of the starkest examples of communities in crisis across the nation -- an “un-Fantasy island of extreme poverty and violence” where everyone is scarred and few are employed.