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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 …

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>Updated on March 21, 2018<p>Fascinating Invertebrates<p>Octopuses are fascinating …

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”), …

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 …

Francis Buckland Wanted to Save (and Eat) Every Animal

By Edward White May 19, 2016<p><i>Frank Buckland wanted to save—and eat—as many animals as possible.</i><p>Buckland with his pet monkeys.<p><i>This is the first entry in Edward White’s The Lives of Others, a monthly series about unusual, largely forgotten figures from history. He has previously written for the</i> Daily</i> …

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 …

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 …

How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop

Humans are remarkably good at self-deception. But growing concern about reproducibility is driving many researchers to seek ways to fight their own …

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, …

Living Rooms

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!

The Tongue-Twisting History of the Many Euphemisms for Eating Ass

Tongues have been touching butts for as long as humans have had both, but for a long time, there was no word in English for what's commonly called "tossing salad."<p>I remember the first time I actively, unambiguously tongued the anus of a man. It was June 1994 in the Yankee Doodle Motel in Shelburne, …

Com'è cambiata New York dal 1500 a oggi

Il New York Times ha pubblicato il bellissimo video qui sopra che è quanto si vede nell’ascensore del One World Trade Center (o Freedom Tower, il …

The Esquire Guide To Salt

You could use a little more salt. Or at least better salt. Three kinds: a utility salt, a finishing salt, and homemade seasoned salt, which is way less fussy than it sounds.<p>Pantry staples create the foundation that supports every dish you make, and settling for mediocre products only undermines …

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Mountain Lion Dispersal

Changing Planet<p>F61, pauses, paw poised to cuff, when her eager son M80 leaps in to push her from the kill in order to feed. M80, wise to his mother’s levels of tolerance, frezes in place and awaits her departure before pushing any further. Photograph by Mark Elbroch / Panthera<p>M80 and F96, young …

Anatomy of a Cover: The Complete Works of Flannery O'Connor

By J. C. Gabel April 10, 2015<p>At the time of her death, at age thirty-nine, Flannery O’Connor had published only two novels, thirty-one short stories, and a small book’s worth of literary criticism and critical essays. “In most English classes,” she once wrote, “the short story has become a kind of …

Watch: SNL Imagines a Family Movie Taken Over by Rappers

And Taran Killam as a super-smarmy Jim Parsons.<p>What would a blockbuster animated movie look like with a bunch of rappers (and Jim Parsons) providing the character voices? One of the best moments from last night's <i>SNL</i> was this ensemble short about a potential sequel to Dreamworks' <i>Home</i>. The uber-corny …

Feminist Fumes: Anicka Yi's Miasmatic Art

By Jane Yong Kim April 6, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>Anicka Yi’s miasmatic art.</i><p>Anicka Yi, <i>Grabbing at Newer Vegetables</i>, 2015, plexiglas, agar, female bacteria, fungus, 84.5″ x 24.5″. Courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal. Photo: Jason Mandella<p>In nineteenth-century England, it was believed that the poor, …

The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) "From the western Ghats in India. Its populations are threatened by deforestation for cardamom and ginger plantations. These frogs also look as strange as they sound. They always seem like they are bloated, or look like they have had a little too much to eat. They have a very small head in comparison to their body, and have a white snout that sticks out from their face. And, as I am sure you can guess, they have smooth deep purple skin." Via Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist | somersault18:24 Read more: http://goo.gl/2zpjF6

Strand's Last Interview, Joyce's Favorite Escape, and More

• The politics of genre fiction: “the current preoccupations of the crime novel, the <i>roman noir</i>, the <i>krimi</i> lean to the left. It’s critical of the status quo, sometimes overtly, sometimes more subtly. It often gives a voice to characters who are not comfortably established in the world … The thriller, …

Avoid This Book: The History and Romance of Elastic Webbing

By Dan Piepenbring March 17, 2015<p>Out of Print<p>Avoid.<p>When I saw the cover of Clifford A. Richmond’s <i>The History and Romance of Elastic Webbing</i> (1946) making the rounds on Tumblr, I knew at once I had to have it. I don’t know why, in retrospect. I paid seventeen dollars for a used copy. I have made a …

What's the Emotional Value of a Word?

By Dan Piepenbring March 19, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>Assigning emotional values to words.</i><p>Last month I wrote about Matthew Jockers’s research on the shapes of stories, which has since met with a welter of reactions within and without academe. His critics ask two questions, essentially: Is it really …