The Hottest New Board Games

Published by The New Yorker, April 7, 2015:

Board games are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to the popularization of “Eurogames,” which emphasize analytic strategy in a wide variety of contexts. Here’s a handy guide to some of the hottest such games out right now.

Temp Insanity

Manage scant resources and struggle to overcome formidable odds in this high-risk, low-reward game set in the world of temporary office work. Choose your bachelor-of-arts degree, then divide your precious Hours in the Day among actions such as going to interviews, checking back in, standing by, and cooking beans. Continue reading “The Hottest New Board Games”

N.S.A. Missed Connections

Published by The New Yorker, September 4, 2013:

The revelations concerning the N.S.A.’s clandestine global-surveillance programs have stoked privacy concerns and increased skepticism about digital communications. Against the background of such heightened sensitivities, a rash of odd posts appeared on Craigslist’s Missed Connections last week, fuelling speculation that the intelligence community has taken to the popular message board to fill the gaps in its data-mining operations.

give me your brown-eyed, your foreign (liberty island)—w4m
You were the guy on Liberty Island last weekend, taking pictures of the Statue of Liberty. You were so cute, the way you used your pay-as-you-go Samsung Galaxy S III to send the photos to various domestic and overseas contacts. Continue reading “N.S.A. Missed Connections”