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From Issue #36 February 13, 2014

Editor’s Note

See the shark, how red his teeth are.

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A key part of being a doctor is listening to one’s patients. And while doctors are ostensibly taught this over and over again, our resident pediatrician, Saul Hymes, went a step further in his training. In Script Doctor, Saul tells the story of narrative medicine’s impact on the relationship between a patient and a physician. (We explain the evolution of the illustration for this essay in Doctor, It Hurts When I Tell a Story! at Medium.)

Julia Shipley spent a little time with several hundred sharks 25 years ago during a summer on a boat catching, tagging, and releasing them. She wondered about the Long Tail of her particular predators, and, with the help of an archivist, learned where their journey took them — and her.

Only connect!” should be the motto of Brian Corbin, the main mover in Connect the Dots, a look by Julie Schwietert Collazo into how rural areas can use as leverage the untapped cleverness of residents and ratio of cost of living to quality of life. Corbin suggests creating hubs and spokes instead of remaining isolated islands.

Matthew Amster-Burton went to Japan a few months ago to further his research into its culture of food. But he was laid low with Ramen Fever. He turned to relative strangers for help, people he had met through a blog, and they became nearly a second family. He still wonders if they ever existed.

Photos can be more than skin deep. The tintype, a form of wet-plate collodion photography, seems to capture images of people that reveal inner beauty and some inner terrors. Writer April Kilcrease considers the tintype The Slow Selfie, and ponders what the revival of this very old form of photography told her about herself.

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Hello Kitty: Cat cafes provide comfort, Carren Jao finds — that is, if you take the cat’s fancy.

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On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters: Marc Andreessen was a big part of turning the Web into a mainstream experience, but seems to misunderstand Bitcoin profoundly, writes Glenn Fleishman.

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