Category: Backchannel

November 22, 2019


How chef Eric Rivera is upending the traditional restaurant model—and making delicious food while he’s at it.

by Joe Ray in Backchannel
October 29, 2019

The Shady Cryptocurrency Boom on the Post-Soviet Frontier

Dodgy energy deals, loose regulation, and dubious characters—with links to the Hillary Clinton email hackers—are fueling a burgeoning crypto industry that could provide an end run around US sanctions.

by Hannah Lucinda Smith in Backchannel
October 22, 2019

Neil Young’s Adventures on the Hi-Res Frontier

The artist is intent on bringing real quality to streaming audio, whether you want it or not.

by Jesse Jarnow in Backchannel
October 15, 2019

WIRED25: Stories of People Who Are Racing to Save Us

Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences this time.

by Wired Staff in Backchannel
September 19, 2019

Jack Conte, Patreon, and the Plight of the Creative Class

The DIY musician’s crowdfunding platform set out to provide a livelihood for artists on the internet. Is it more than just a band-aid for a broken system?

by Jonah Weiner in Backchannel