Q&A with Jim Bankoff: Building collaboration, technology and products at Vox Media

Chorus is almost as much an idea and a way of doing things, which is to say that we really think in a holistic manner and how to make best possible stories and how to make those stories come to life, how to make sure that those stories find their audiences wherever those audiences might be, either in our websites or on social platforms or in search or wherever an audience is. We want to make sure to find them, so that thought process is incorporated into the actual technology and the product stack that our writers and our content-creators use to tell their stories.

Imagine if the most brilliant comedians in history were working today… The Marx brothers would have to apologize to Italians, mutes and uptight British ladies.

For London's Cabbies, Job Entails World's Hardest Geography Test

London doesn’t regulate its cabs via a limited number of medallions or permits—anyone who can pass “The Knowledge” is free to drive a taxi.

A Couple of Eccentric Guys

Profile from 1989 that makes me want to look up all the old performances referenced.  I love these guys and need to see them live.

As Jack Kennedy to hats, so Obama to helmets: Presidents can make once accepted elements of life look suddenly dated.

– Adam Gopnik on the President’s football head injury comments (New Yorker)

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I did the best I could with what I had.

– Philip Roth, quoting boxer Joe Louis, after re-reading his own entire oeuvre.

In a dream there is no bluffing or pretense.

– Yasunari Kawabata