This month marks the one year anniversary of The Verge. In online publishing, you tend to spend most of your time moving forward, and we’re no different. For the entire month of November, however, we’ll be taking a look at some of our favorite work from the past year, to celebrate, just a bit. One of the areas we’re most proud of is in our long form features. We knew from the earliest planning days of The Verge that we wanted to invest the time, money, blood, sweat, and love that is required to publish longform content on the web. We’ve stretched ourselves to think differently about the kind of articles which can and should appear here, and we’ve worked hard to make sure that the photography, text, graphics, layout, and (of course) our videos all work together to bring you an experience that is truly unique on the web. May, June and July were busy months for us.
These are some of our favorite feature stories from the first year that The Verge was alive. Enjoy.
What does it mean to the citizens of Waterloo to have RIM fail?
A new kind of hacking
Trent Wolbe introduces America to the 4D movie experience
Jesse Hicks hits Las Vegas for a hacker convention
Noah Davis talks with the author of Snow Crash
Bryan Bishop interviews the director of one of the year's breakout film hits
The long history of an iconic computer
We sent Joe to Tampa, to see what he could dig up at the RNC
Face-planting towards the goal, the world's best soccer robots battle it out in Mexico City
Why can't we have the internet everywhere?
Living in a post-NASA world
Watching the DNC media "event"
Is the iPhone getting a little... boring?
What happens to tragic events when we live them in real-time on the internet?
How to learn to love the girl who brought us "Call Me Maybe"
For three days, the world's best 'Magic' players battle it out in Seattle, and we sent Noah to check it out.
'Dickheads' gather in San Francisco to celebrate the sci-fi visionary
Robots, rebellion, and the post-apocalyptic performance art of Survival Research Labs
Making internet voting secure is a big challenge, but American elections have bigger demons
Thousands of people spent their weekend in costume; we asked a few of them to step out of character
The internet brought K-Pop to the US, but can it go mainstream?
Real-life adventure leads to an adventurous game
A gathering of experts on artificial intelligence becomes a search for deeper meaning
From 'Psycho' to 'Paranormal Activity,' the magic and craft behind the classic horror technique
Real live ghost hunters
Investigating the rise to fame of Joel Zimmerman
The big green guy on commenters, the pain of 48fps, and the modern comic book movie
Hurricane Sandy's storm surge flooded Verizon's downtown office, rendering miles of copper wiring useless