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Escape to the country: the best US cities for outdoor adventure

City Hall often fights to keep files secret in police abuse suits

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration routinely fights turning over information in federal civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers, often leaving a judge to step in and order the city to disclose potential evidence, a Tribune investigation has found.<p>Although typically not the type of …

18 new books to read this summer, from thrillers to family sagas to alternate universes - Vox

It’s officially summer. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the mercury’s climbing. A whole season of lazy afternoons reading in the park beckons.<p>And to help you decide what to read, we’ve rounded up 18 of the summer’s best new releases. From the hottest new literary debut to the …

Books

Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards - PEN America

• Home<br>• Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards<p>Today, PEN is thrilled to announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, spanning …

Books

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

When Political Parties Splinter

As Republican Party leaders split between the #NeverTrumps and those who say they will support Donald Trump — or even offer him their endorsement — …

Disproportional Elections

Super Tuesday states are supposed to allocate their delegates in line with the GOP’s primary vote. But many states are tipping the scales toward the frontrunner.<p>Four years ago, the Republican National Committee was frustrated. The 2012 primary had dragged on for months. The states couldn’t make up …

Teacher at elite New York City high school has a serious beef with Teach for America — here's why

The celebration was billed as the biggest event in the history of TFA — which recruits high-achieving recent college graduates to teach in poor schools.<p>TFA members gathered to reflect on the organization's accomplishments and discuss the current state of education reform. It culminated with a …

Janelle Monáe

The Video That Stopped Me Dead, No, Startled Me Alive in My Tracks

<i>"The truth shall UPSET you free."</i><p>-- Swami Beyondananda<p>Every now and then something so graphic appears, that keys into an issue so profoundly that no further explanation is needed. Please watch this video now. It's about six and a half minutes long, and it will shock, and hopefully stir you to a new …

Election fraud Chicago style: Illinois’ decades-old notoriety for election corruption is legendary

<b>Mary Frances Berry (Jim Abbott)</b><p>These days, opportunities for corruption may have shrunk for civil servants, but not for business leaders<p>Mary Frances Berry<p>February 14, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy”<p>He went to …

If There Is a Recession in 2016, This Is How It Will Happen

More and more news headlines and stock market analysts’ reports have started predicting, or at least insinuating, that a recession could be near in the United States.<p>I’ve been skeptical; the economy may not be great, but I’ve had a hard time envisioning how economic turmoil in countries like China …

Stock Markets

The United States Once Sterilized Tens of Thousands — Here’s How the Supreme Court Allowed It

♬ Listen to this Story or Read it<p>On the morning of October 19, 1927, the Commonwealth of Virginia sterilized Carrie Buck. Dr. John Bell — whose name …

Siblings

The Supreme Court just gave a great explanation of our baffling electricity system

Environmental groups are cheering over the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in the obscure yet deeply consequential case <i>Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs. Electric Power Supply Association</i>, in which a 6-2 court decision blessed “demand response” — the idea that big companies (and maybe, someday, …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Robert McCrum launches the Observer’s definitive 100 works of nonfiction – key texts in English that have shaped our literary culture and made us who we are<p>Another book list? Yes and no. When we completed our 100 best novels in the English language last August, you did not have to be one of its …

Literature

This global wealth study will make you weep: The most disturbing findings from Oxfam’s latest report

The world’s richest 62 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion. But wait, it gets so much worse<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>January 21, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>You may have seen the headlines from Davos, Switzerland, where Oxfam’s latest global …

Income Inequality

United States v. Texas challenges Obama on DACA and DAPA.

The chief justice of the United States did not look particularly peppy when he trundled onto the bench on Tuesday. There are, of course, many reasons …

Immigration

White people just don’t get it: Bernie Sanders, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the reality of reparations

<b>Bernie Sanders, Ta-Neehisi Coates (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Random House/Nina Subin)</b><p>The wellbeing and political interests of African-Americans are sacrificed on the mantle of political expediency<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>January 21, 2016 5:41pm (UTC)<p>The well-being and political interests of African-Americans are …

Bernie Sanders

What Classic Literature Looks Like Without the Words

Here’s some decor for grammar nerds: Between the Words, a project by Chicago-based artist and web developer Nicholas Rougeux, visualizes <i>Moby Dick,</i> …

Posters

15 significant quotes from Obama's final State of the Union

Eventually addressing such topics such America's military might and a decreasing reliance on foreign oil, Obama began his speech with a quip directed at presidential candidates.<p>"Tonight marks the eighth year I've come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I'm going to …

Bernie Sanders Will Win the Democratic Nomination and Presidency in a Landslide

My latest Huffington Post article on Clinton's 2008 persona as "Pro-Gun Churchgoer" was recently quoted in <i>The Atlantic</i>, along with another reference to Obama calling today's anti-gun crusader "Annie Oakley." Yes, Clinton has evolved on federal gun legislation, along with Iraq, Keystone XL, the TPP, …

I zapped my brain's pleasure center with electric headphones

Behind the scenes at Engadget, my nickname is "Mr. Chill" because I'm the most permanently-wound member of the team. That's why I had to meet Nervana, a company promising to use music to send pleasure signals to my brain. The firm, based in Boca Raton, claims to have discovered a way to excite the …

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

Consumer Tech

7 Movies To Add To Your Netflix Queue This Year

As the green editor her at mbg, I'm a sucker for a good environmental documentary. I love the approachable way they combine scientific research with …

A New Year's list: Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget 'Star Wars'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" taking the movie box office by storm, the debate is on about whether the picture is good, middling, or bad; serves its fans or takes them for granted; is it cinematic craftsmanship at its finest or merely a commercial front? (We delved into this debate ourselves …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Songs of 2015

10<p>Drake, “Hotline Bling”<p>Drake's "Hotline Bling" wasn't even an official single off an album; he dropped the track on his OVO Sound radio show …

Music

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

France

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

Comedy Movies