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Inside Rex Tillerson’s Ouster

The last days of his brief and chaotic tenure as Secretary of State.<p>Rex Tillerson’s team was fighting again. “So, who’s going to go in with him?” Margaret Peterlin, his chief of staff, was saying. She looked me up and down with an expression that suggested she’d discovered a pest in the house. We …

Rex Tillerson

21 Inventive Ways to Use Ikea Kallax Shelves Around the Home

Ikea's modular "Kallax" shelving units are famous for their flexibility. From using the largest sets as room dividers or bookcases to repurposing the smaller ones as coffee tables or hallway cabinets, there is a use for Kallax in just about every room of the house, and given how affordable the …

Storage Ideas

Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking

In 2015, when Lazarus Liu moved home to China after studying logistics in the United Kingdom for three years, he quickly noticed that something had …

10 Easy Pieces: Interior Door Levers

When I lived in London, I developed a fondness for door levers, which can be operated by children, elbows, and slippery hands. Plus, well-designed …

Stainless Steel

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

30 of the most amazing living rooms that you'll ever see!

Think about how long you spend in your living room on a day-to-day basis and it becomes abundantly clear that you need to make sure that it looks …

The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem

The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One day in 2013, AJ Vandermeyden drove to Tesla’s corporate headquarters, in …

Sexual Harassment

Cook this: Baked pasta alla parmigiana from chef Massimo Bottura’s Bread is Gold

<i>Our cookbook of the week is Bread is Gold by three Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. Over the next four days, we’ll feature recipes from the</i> …

Ideas for Using the $40 Molger Bench All Around the House

(Image credit: Sean Galland)<p>If your furniture isn't going to be beautiful, it should at least be versatile. Case in point: IKEA's Molger bench. It's …

Living Rooms

17 of the best sofas and couches to buy in 2018, for all budgets

A good sofa should bring both comfort and style to your home. You may be looking to invest in a timeless, practical settee to last - or you may want to experiment with a more eclectic aesthetic. Either way, with the sales in full swing, now is the time to shop around for luxe sofas and bargain …

Furniture

Our Most-Saved Breakfast Recipes of 2017

When it comes to breakfast it seems like all of us are pretty much on the same page with what we're making. How can I be so sure? Well, there's a …

Breakfast

Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron

Is France’s new president a political miracle, or a mirage that is already fading away? By Emmanuel Carrère<p>The man does not perspire. I discovered that on 12 September, on the island of Saint Martin, a French territory in the Caribbean that had been devastated a few days earlier by Hurricane Irma. …

Nicolas Sarkozy

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

The best books the Vox staff read in 2017

Fiction and nonfiction recommendations to get you through the end of the year.<p>As 2017 draws to a close, the Vox staff is <b>once</b> <b>again</b> sharing some of the best books we’ve read over the past 12 months. Some of them were published a long time ago, others just earlier this year. They all have one thing in …

Books

This is how you pimp up your home with neutral colors!

This homify story heroes a wonderfully eclectic house in Bristol, that has beautiful spaces done up in different styles to create a contemporary …

Nordic Noir 101: 11 Best Books to Get to Know the Genre - Signature

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series<p>In the fifth installment of the <i>Millennium Series</i>, brilliant hacker and troubled outsider Lisbeth Salander is as close as she’s ever been to unraveling the mysteries of her traumatic childhood. In order to finally do so, she turns …

Books

Before & After: One Smart Change to a Very Little Kitchen

When Giovanni purchased his Brooklyn condo, the kitchen had barely any cabinet space — and almost no workspace to speak of. His kitchen was just a …

Home Ownership

Before & After: Dramatic Updates for a Brooklyn Bathroom

If you've ever lived in an apartment with an old, crumbling bathroom, you recognize Janna's frustration with her Manhattan bathroom. "No matter how …

Home Ownership

Ten Hot Reads to See You Through the Summer

A fresh crop of rousing essays, sizzling beach reads and bold short stories to delve into this season<p>A brilliant book is as essential to your holiday …

Books

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Living Rooms

13 Of The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

These Showers are the New Big Thing in Bathrooms

In most bathrooms, the shower enclosure is a bit of an afterthought, just a practical solution for keeping water from spraying all over the room. But …

Home Depot

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

Home Decorating

The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

Books

Make it Count: Smart Uses for the Space Below Upper Cabinets

In a small kitchen, you have to take advantage of all the space you can find—which is why if you're not using the space underneath your kitchen …

Spices

Anarchists Fill Services Void Left by Faltering Greek Governance

ATHENS — It may seem paradoxical, but Greece’s anarchists are organizing like never before.<p>Seven years of austerity policies and a more recent refugee crisis have left the government with fewer and fewer resources, offering citizens less and less. Many have lost faith. Some who never had faith in …

Europe

Top 10 campus novels

Natural theatres for intellectual ideas and human folly, universities have provided perfect stages for novelists from Kingsley Amis to Michael Chabon<p>What is it about a university setting that opens so many possibilities for fiction? Is it the fact that characters are likely to be young people …

Books

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Calming paint shades that help reduce stress

<b>For Stress Awareness Month we asked the experts to tell us the top calming paint shades for the home to help reduce stress and anxiety.</b><p>'We all have …

Home Decorating