The 24 Absolute Best Movies of the 2010s

The 24 Absolute Best Movies of the 2010s

Over the past 10 years, thousands of movies have hit the world’s multiplexes. It’s nearly impossible to watch, let alone review, all of them. Yet, looking back over the past decade, it’s easy to recall the ones that left indelible marks. The ones that caused audiences to leave the theater gobsmacked (or heartbroken, or mind-blown).…

When the Transportation Revolution Hit the Real World

When the Transportation Revolution Hit the Real World

The problem with going to college in Saint Paul is that the terms “academic year” and “Minnesota winter” are, give or take a month, synonymous. And so, by the time I grabbed a diploma in 2010, I had a solid education in both the liberal arts and the difficulty of getting around town in single-digit…

The Decade Big-Money Email Scams Took Over

The Decade Big-Money Email Scams Took Over

Some email scams—penis enlargement spam, “Nigerian prince” shakedowns—feel like they’ve been around almost as long as email itself. But the grifts have evolved significantly over the last decade, as scammers have learned that they can extract much bigger payouts from big businesses than lone victims. They’ve tallied billions of dollars in the last few years…

Everything and Nothing Is a Tech Company Now

Everything and Nothing Is a Tech Company Now

It was 1998 and internet mania was in full swing. Fueled by the fear of missing out on the next big e-thing, freewheeling venture capitalists and speculators poured money into companies that appeared only tangentially internet-related. Entrepreneurs responded in kind, many going so far as to add “.com” or some techy sounding prefix like “e-“…