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Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and 'Gone Girl'

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

Nine Inch Nails Performs In Wellington

David Fincher's Musical Dream Team
by Christopher Ross,
The Wall Street Journal

David Fincher's new film chronicles the investigation faced by a man when his wife disappears and his innocence comes into question. We've come to expect a certain level of cinematography from the director in light of his recent efforts, and to help keep matters on the up and up, he employed Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross once again to create the score. This isn't the first time that the Reznor/Ross duo has teamed up with Fincher though, as the pair provided award-winning work for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

It's Tim Cook's Apple Now
by Walt Mossberg, Re/code

For the first time since Steve Jobs announced the iPad back in 2010, Apple revealed plans to enter two new product categories at this week's iPhone event: smartwatches and payments. And while it has taken a while, the moves signal that Tim Cook has settled in as CEO, looking to steer the company in efforts that include fashion and banking.


Reboot or Die Trying
by David Roberts
, Outside Magazine

The grind of an ace political blogger (or technology blogger, for that matter) is so dependent on gadgets that it'll drive a sane man berserk. That nearly happened to David Roberts, so for a year, he sought to unplug and strike a balance in daily life. This piece for Outside Magazine chronicles his findings, and could provide a bit of advice to penciling in an afternoon walk.


A Game Developer's Comeback from Brain Surgery
by Chris Leggett, Kotaku

It goes without saying that brain surgery is no joke, and the operations leave patients unable to fully return to their normal lives in most cases. Former Harmonix developer Sean Baptiste has found himself on the receiving end of a dozen procedures, but his recovery and return to the gaming world is nothing short of remarkable.


A Beginner's Guide to DC Comics's Multiverse
by Alex Abad-Santos
, Vox

If you're like me, it's been a while since you perused DC's catalog of comics, so you could be rusty on your character storylines. And then there's the recent Multiversity series. Don't fret: Vox has you covered with a primer on how the DC Multiverse allows the studio to expand the realm, and in turn, fold in new characters and more.


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