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An Immigrant Named Trump

Like millions of immigrants, Friedrich Trump disembarked at Castle Garden, in New York, and made his way in a crowded, polyglot, grossly unequal city.<p>On October 19, 1885, the S.S. Eider approached Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and the Narrows, twelve days after it had departed Bremen, Germany. As the …

Statue of Liberty

Woody Allen’s Secondhand Sixties Radicalism

Woody Allen’s six-episode miniseries for Amazon, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” which runs just less than two and a half hours in total, is, in effect, his “American Pastoral.” Like Philip Roth’s 1997 novel, it’s a vision (a comedic one, where Roth’s is tragic) of a liberal suburban household, in the late …

Map Showing Where Today’s Countries Would Be Located on Pangea

The supercontinent of Pangea formed some 270 million years ago, during the Early Permian Period, and then began to break up 70 million years later, …

Fascinating Facts About Octopuses: Adorable, Dumbo, and Two-Spot

Fascinating Facts About Octopuses: Adorable, Dumbo, and Two-Spot<p>Fascinating Invertebrates<p>Octopuses are fascinating invertebrates. At least some …

Zoology

Paris Review - William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction No. 12

Interviewed by Jean Stein<p>Issue 12, Spring 1956<p>Mr. Faulkner’s self portrait, 1956.<p>William Faulkner was born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, where his father was then working as a conductor on the railroad built by the novelist’s great-grandfather, Colonel William Falkner (without the “u”), …

Literature

Why Movies Still Matter

In a new piece on Wired.com, “Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?” Brian Raftery suggests that movies have “devolved from Culture-Conquering Pastime to merely Something to Do When the Wi-Fi’s Down,” and that their former centrality to the culture has been taken over by a diverse range …

Animals

How many data angels can be coded into a pin-sized bit of DNA?

While it is still unclear how many angels can dance on the head of pin (at least I've not seen any new research on that topic), a team of engineers …

DNA

Could Making a Murderer Free Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey?

Netflix’s <i>Making a Murderer</i> was the docuseries binge-watched and rage-tweeted ’round the world over the holidays, spawning a sleuthing subreddit and vows from starry-eyed amateurs to channel Elle Woods and go to law school, stat, to right the wrongs of the corroded criminal justice system. But can …

Documentaries

The Roots of Johnny Cash

Though the man in black never really “shot a man in Reno”—don’t believe all the song lyrics—he did pick “cotton in the bottomland” as the son of an Arkansas Delta farmer.<p>His family’s 1930s homestead, meticulously restored, opened a year ago as a museum. It’s located an hour north of Memphis, …

Johnny Cash

The People Who Can Perfectly Remember Every Single Day of Their Lives

When I'm thinking about my life, I hone in on a time and access it like you would a chapter of a DVD," said Joey DeGrandis, one of the few people in the world with highly superior autobiographical memory.<p>We all have moments when our memory fails us. It gets to Monday morning and we can't tell a …

The Brain

How I Stole My Brother's Death And My Father's Grief

"I don’t know if I remember my brother anymore. I think that the act of writing him, of making him, has become the memory."<p>A few nights ago, a pile of final copy edits of my memoir lay on my kitchen table. My wife pulled out champagne. I had finished a story that took me a long time to write. It …

19 Delicious Veggie Noodles To Make This Summer

Oodles and oodles of noodles!