It happened. We made it to (and through) our sophomore year. And it’s not as if that second year was an apocalypse where men (and women) had to fight other men (and women) to the death for the last remaining scraps of food, either: it’s been a pretty good year here at The Verge.
In fact, it’s been a spectacular year for us. We’ve expanded not just our team, but also the types of things we cover – we now have dedicated sections for topics as varied as culture, world news, and design. We also launched a giant, dedicated science section, headed up by editor Katie Drummond.
In the past year, we’ve expanded our videos to include a multitude of original series including Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian, which provides a never-before-seen look at rising New York City startups, and Top Shelf, a show that takes a deeper dive into the products and experiences that shape our lives.
We’ve also published hundreds of features and longform pieces that we’re incredibly proud of. Here's a look back at 20 (or so) of our favorites. Onward.
A brief history of the long and winding emotional journey between Fleetwood Mac, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5
Constructing utopia in Taos, one tire at a time
A five-part guide to the end of the world
The defining feature of a “real” arcade is that there aren’t really any left.
What happens when we bet on the robot? Will we start to hate the sound of our own voices?
Up close and personal with Google's visionary new computer
The story of the smiley face from the man who invented it
A week-long journey into a temporary utopia
How the daily deals company botched its future
The stun-gun company wants 'COPS' on steroids, but whom does it serve?
Paul Miller reflects on his year without the internet.
The eternal search for our ancestors is reaching its end game
From dorky inside jokes about porkchop sandwiches to 'Tim and Eric'
Since 2005, an estimated 30 patients worldwide have undergone experimental face transplant surgeries - extensive procedures that replace one's skin, muscle, nerve and bone with that of a donor.
Did America's most infamous assassin escape justice?
Here's how a group of idealistic Palestinians brought neuroscience to their people.
Maria Bustillos digs into the history and importance of the bleep
Inside the art of making computers talk
In Linden Lab's vast experiment, the end has no end
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