Otis Johnson on Life After 44 Years in Prison

At the age of 25, Otis Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Now 69 years old, Johnson is finally free and has re-entered society—albeit a much different one than he left behind. In a video produced by Al Jazeera, Johnson discusses the strangeness of the modern world, including people walking attached to their cellphones, videos playing from store windows, and the ingenious combination …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A space elevator, Banksy's Dismaland and a missing piece of a mathematical puzzle in this week's look at the web

1. Apple’s Autonomous Car Prepares for Testing Many have speculated that Apple has been working on its own autonomous car, dubbed Project Titan, and new information gathered by The Guardian shows that it may hit production sooner than expected. The tech company has recently inquired about usage of GoMentum Station—a military-guarded base that claims to be “the largest secure test facility in the world” for …

Interviews with Atypical People

In a series of 10 interviews, New York Magazine examines what its like to exist on the boundaries of social acceptance. From a woman who is deathly afraid of vomiting to a 58-year-old virgin, a man who craves amputation and a romantic relationship between a daughter and her estranged father, NY Mag helps shine some light on not only the anomalies of the human experience, …