Google’s New Initiative Will Use Tech to Write Local News Stories

In an effort to cover areas not presently serviced because of the financial woes of newsrooms, Google has committed over $800,000 to develop a software that automates news for The Press Association in the UK. Known as Radar—Reporters And Data And Robots—the service should be able to produce more than 30,000 local news stories per month, turning data into readable content. This division of Google’s …

Thornwillow Press at the St. Regis

The publisher's secret shop in NYC

In 1985, Luke Ives Pontifall was your average high school overachiever—the kind of guy whose regular classes weren’t enough to keep him busy, so he sought more stimulating after-school activities. Born out of tedium Thornwillow Press is a small publisher that produces finely crafted, handmade, limited-edition books. What began in Pontifall’s parents’ proverbial basement now thrives in Newburgh, NY, a town just across the Hudson …

Fall Picks From Those Who’ve Seen It All

Tasking seven online publications (including yours truly) with sourcing new housewares, the According to Andi, one half of the glassblowing duo that makes up Esque, these hand-blown glass eyes (above left) look astonishingly real. Aside from their creepiness, we like the endless potential they create for bad puns (or helping out a crippled giant). They're $500 each from Jonathan Adler's Squirrel Ring Box (above left), …