Five Questions for Matthew Jacobson on the Art of the Number 17

Detroit native Matthew Jacobson is a designer, art director, creative director, magician, mind-reader, escape artist, record-label-owner, and former notary public (though he only ever officially notarized one document). He currently lives with his wife and son in Chicago, but will …

Today's Obsession: Popularity

“Numbers make intangibles tangible,” said Jonah Lehrer, a journalist and author of How We Decide, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). “They give the illusion of control.” This is so true. The New York Times ran an article a few days ago …