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10 ways America is falling behind

If 2017 has seemed to you like a long and terrible year filled with bad news, then here's some good news to close things out: you were right! On a …

Mass Shootings

The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

When Sheila Nevins first started working in television in the 1970s, she thought “being touched by a man inappropriately was part of the rules of the game.”<p>“I had no way of knowing,” says the profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate 78-year-old president of HBO Documentary Films over a …

Roy Moore

Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that …

When Is the First Day of Winter? December Solstice 2017 Explained.

Find out how astronomy and meteorology differ on the definition, why solstices happen, and how the day is marked around the world.<p>Shortening days and falling temperatures are heralding the arrival of winter across the Northern Hemisphere.<p>This year, the northern winter solstice falls on December 21 …

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

Santa Claus