Diedra Stanton

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The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.<p>NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters.<p>Their homes perched on a …

Budget Deficit

The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba

Fernando Funes Monzote’s theories of ‘agroecology’ bear fruit as he aims to inspire others to make the most of their land<p>Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote’s starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds. Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on a badly …

Farming

The Burning Man Temple Project, LLC

This startup’s exit isn’t an IPO, it’s a pyre. A really big pyre.<p>Imagine walking into an investor meeting and saying, “I need funding for my $300,000 project–but oh, by the way, when we’re done with our startup, we’re going to burn our product to the ground.” Then imagine having the same …

Silicon Valley

East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.<p>"There are many people who want to buy in this area. Because you have Google, you have …

Silicon Valley

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with …

TV

The 11 weirdest moments at the 2015 VMAs

There was crying and a nip slip, so overall this years MTV Video Music Awards was sufficiently weird.<p>Of course with Miley Cyrus hosting, we were …

Miley Cyrus

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

Dessert

Common Ice Cream Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

Whipping up homemade ice cream can be tricky. These are the common ice cream mistakes to avoid, from overfilling the machine to not being patient<p>We're big fans of the ice cream truck, but you know what's better than waiting for that maddeningly cheery tune to roll down your street? Making ice cream …

Ice Cream