An Inside Look at the iPhone

Doing an iPhone teardown for the XS Max, we see the cost of the components and the suppliers that extend around the world.

The Scandal at the Master Sommelier School

Sort of like the licensing exams required by government for certain professions, the wine industry also determines the credentials of its master sommeliers.

How Phish-Tarping is a Tragedy (of the Commons)

While we know that overused resources can include the ocean, the air, and a pasture, we also should include beaches and seats.

Why Aretha Franklin Should Have Earned More From “Respect”

Looking at who did not pay Aretha Franklin for “Respect,” we can see why music copyright law is being rewritten by the Congress.

Disrupting the Movie Industry

With many of us rarely going to a theater, we can see why movie attendance is down and the chance for industry disruption is up.

How We Use Our Time

To see if we allocate time like a typical American, we can look at a jelly beans video and the annual American Time Use Survey (ATUS).

The Economic Side of Competitive Eating

Known as the super bowl of competitive eating, the July Fourth Nathan’s Famous hot dog contest is a business for the top eaters.

The Missing Female Film Critics

The skewed race and gender of the film critics that review our top grossing movies might not express what a more diverse group would say.

The Real Reason a Springsteen Ticket is Pricey

Observing all the laws of supply and demand, Broadway ticket revenue is hitting new highs because of scarce theater space and three blockbuster hits,

Looking At The Big Picture in the Movie Industry

While the movie industry has been disrupted by more of us watching movies and Netflix series at home, it might not be dying.