The Signal

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The Scottish journalist Ryan Gallagher once did an experiment for Slate: He set up a fake email address and contacted private investigators in states including California — where surveillance laws are among the toughest in the country — and asked if the firms would surreptitiously […]

The 2015 GT Fury Expert.

In April, GT Bicycles, a company that makes high-end downhill racing mountain bikes, recalled two of their best models: The Fury Elite and the Fury Expert, which would have set you back $3,250, or, for the Expert, a sinful $4,340. If Bugatti made bicycles, they […]


In March 2014, an 11-year-old kid named Kareem Granton rode the New York City subways alone for nearly five days, subsisting on naps and Laffy Taffy from Chuck-E-Cheese’s. Kareem was, let’s say, intentionally lost. He took off from his house after a spat with his […]

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When Holly Reisem Hanna made the switch from being a stay-at-home mom to working from home, she had a few assumptions about what it would be like. She was wrong. “I assumed that I would work on my laptop while my daughter napped peacefully by […]


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