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The magic recipe that caused hippies to fall in love with the incredible, enduring Volkswagen van

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors’ pieces in old age. Volkswagen’s original camper van has been firmly in this category for some time, and its position …

Volkswagen

How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

Parenting

Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Leads Netflix’s Charge Toward Global Domination

The Afghanistan War satire, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Michôd, captures the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. And it’s the streaming …

Election Wars at the Supreme Court

While it’s been obvious for years that election law — the rules by which votes are counted, district lines are drawn and campaigns are paid for — represents a front in the culture wars, we don’t usually think of it that way.<p>That’s because the term culture war signifies the politicization of …

President Mike Pence Would Be in for a World of Pain

Being Trump’s No. 2 is hard. Replacing him would be far harder.<p>If any political pundit has learned anything over the past year—which is doubtful—that lesson is never to write off Donald Trump, who has time and again shown a Wile E. Coyote-like resilience that has both surprised and just plain …

The Circus Has Left Town, For Good: Pictures

Music-lover's guide to New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that plays to the sense, and once it's treated your eyes (that architecture!) and tongue (the food!), in due course, it needs to play to your ears. Music can be heard everywhere, from street performances to smoky clubs to giant concert halls.<p>In the beginning there was jazz<p>New …

Fly From the US to Venice for Just $406

Ah, Venice: a city so iconic, historic, and beautiful, it really doesn't need an introduction. So much so, that the influx of tourism to the floating …

What Could a Mysterious U.S. Spy Know About the JFK Assassination?

John F. Kennedy buffs are awaiting the release of documents about June Cobb, a little-known CIA operative working in Cuba and Mexico around the time of the president’s assassination.<p>She may have been one of the bravest and best-placed American spies in the history of the Cold War, but few people …

Mexico City

Mapping the Diversity of the Creative Class

Racial and ethnic diversity spurs economic progress; sameness spells economic segregation.<p>The interplay between race, ethnicity, and economic progress in the U.S. has long been a complex and politically loaded one, even before the election of Donald Trump. As president, Trump’s embrace of white …

San Antonio

Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate America has

Richard Cohen seems not to know that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s popular-vote margin — nearly 3 million — is equal to about 55 Yankee Stadiums fully packed [“The reason Clinton lost,” op-ed, May 9]. More people than live in any city in the United States aside from New York and …

A Democrat Finally Admits DNC Rigged Primaries for Clinton

Rep. Ro Khanna is the first Democrat in office to acknowledge the truth<p>The Democratic Party has perpetually denied that the Democratic National …

Democrats take on Trump over court vacancies

Republican senators aren't willing to give the president more power to get his nominees installed.<p>With his nomination Monday of 10 conservative judges to the federal courts, President Donald Trump is reviving the long-running judicial wars with Democrats. And the two picks likely to rankle …

The Fine Print In The 'State Of Black America' Report

While this year's annual State of Black America report from the National Urban League focuses as usual on areas of progress (education, healthcare and economic well-being) and regress (criminal justice) over the past year, the report took the unusual step of warning that the organization now has a …

Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

The outbreak began so slowly that no one in Dallas perceived it at first. In June 2012, a trickle of people began showing up in emergency rooms broiling with fever, complaining that their necks were stiff and that bright lights hurt their eyes. The numbers were initially small; but by the middle of …

Public Health

Silicon Valley Murder Mystery: How Drugs and Paranoia Doomed Silk Road

Silk Road once reigned as the Internet’s premier destination for drug deals and even more illicit fare. But as the Web site became a billion-dollar enterprise, its creator, Ross Ulbricht, went from idealistic to dangerous. An adaptation from Nick Bilton’s new book shows how the empire collapsed.<p>I. …

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in May

We’ve endured April’s interminable showers, which means it’s time to reap the flowery benefits of May. Next month’s Netflix bounty includes the third …

Entertainment

Democratic Party Boss 'Thrilled' That Trump Failed

FLINT, Michigan — Democrats' path back to power is through unrelenting opposition to President Donald Trump, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told NBC News in a wide-ranging interview.<p>In Michigan on Friday for the first stop of a multi-state listening tour, Perez celebrated the …

Democratic Party

Poll: 80% say women should be able to have sex for pleasure, not pregnancy

A new poll on public attitudes toward birth control finds that Americans are pretty progressive about it.<p>After President Trump was elected despite his famously misogynistic words and actions, many Americans worried that the country was going backward on gender issues. And since Trump has promised …

Health Care

No one knows why these humpback whales are organizing, but it can't be good

Humpback whales are up to something weird, and even scientists aren't sure what to make of it.<p>According to <i>Popular Science</i>, the whales have recently …

Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

<b>Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans - along with a vast range of other species.</b><p>They say that fossilised traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are "exquisitely well preserved".<p>The microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led …

Democrats must decide: are they part of the resistance or not? | Daniel José Camacho

The party’s flawed Donald Trump strategy won’t protect us. If Democrats don’t want to oppose him, they must move out of the way<p>Donald Trump has wasted no time rolling out several draconian measures affecting women’s reproductive rights and immigrants. There has been a flurry of nonsensical and …

Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels

Evolving beyond chat<p>Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window, allowing teams to have more focused conversations inside a new "flex pane" that appears next to the main chat. The feature, which has been a top request of Slack users, reflects the company's evolution …

In their own words: The story of covering Election Night 2016

This is the story of election night 2016 in the words of more than 20 journalists who were in the field, in the newsrooms, at the anchor desks, and in the control rooms. The story of how Donald Trump's stunning win was covered in real time.<p>On Tuesday, November 8, "Donald Trump elected president" …

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards You Need for 2018

Travel credit cards are a great way to pay for your travel, whether that’s flights, hotels, cruises, or rental cars. Travel credit cards pay miles or …

Deal Alert: Cheap Flights to London from $400 on United - Points Miles & Martinis

Looking to head to Europe next year without spending a whole lot of money? Then, you’re in luck, since there are some super cheap fares right now for …