I began paying attention to Katie Ledecky, the American distance swimmer, after Brian Phillips wrote a fantastic profile on her for Grantland, in the fall of 2014. Ledecky was seventeen then; she had been the reigning world record-holder in the women’s 800 meter freestyle for over 2 years. Actually, reigning, which suggests stasis, isn’t the […]
Before you can extract any insights from data, you need to have the data in the first place. If you’re lucky, you do have the data sitting pretty in a database or can easily export it from its source origin. If you don’t, however, you can hit up an API to get it. You also […]
The fall of my senior year of high school, I lost my sense of smell. It happened gradually, perhaps, or perhaps it didn’t. Before I lost it, I was not the sort of person who exclaims over how good things smell, or how bad, though there were scents that made me feel happy and sprightly, […]
is waiting for your dog to hurry up and pee already before the nice man combing through your neighbor’s recycling gets to yours.