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In This Week’s New Yorker, We Learn Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Wears an Albanian Army Dog Tag

Man with the plan. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

In this week’s issue of the New Yorker, there’s an intriguing profile about Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his company’s boom.

The lengthy piece, penned by Ken Auletta, is an interesting deep-dive on how the streaming site maneuvered away from the edge of irrelevance to the dominant, Emmy-winning, Robin Wright-purveying entertainment powerhouse that it is. Read More

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A Noob’s Guide to Homestuck, the Favorite Webcomic of Internetty Teens Everywhere

(Photo: Know Your Meme)

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, or have recently been or befriended a teenager, you may have heard of a webcomic named Homestuck. The comic’s illustrator recently began a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to create an adventure game based on Homestuck. To date, it’s raised almost a million dollars. For an adventure game! Yeah, it’s safe to say people are really into this thing. So what’s the deal? Read More