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Legal landmines could complicate Trump lawyer Cohen's $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels

<i>Legal analysis</i><p>Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, says that a month before the 2016 presidential election he paid $130,000 of his own money to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has in the past alleged she had a sexual encounter with Trump.<p>There is already a pending complaint filed …

Donald Trump’s catch-22: To sue the New York Times for publishing his tax returns, he’d have to admit they’re his

Tonight (Oct. 1) the New York Times published three pages of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s 1995 tax returns, an exclusive that could shed light on one of the biggest issues that has dogged the businessman’s campaign. The news organization also published a statement from Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Jonathan Franzen's Postcard from East Africa

The author of Freedom meditates on how small birds helped him connect to a large continent.<p>When I was home and talking to my bro­ther Bob, he asked me whether an East African safari was something a person had to do. Certain well­-traveled friends of his— competitive vacationers; proponents of the …

Hear Jon Stewart’s Hilarious, Food-Themed ‘Daily Show’ Exit Interview

With his final <i>Daily Show</i> planned for Thursday, August 6th, Jon Stewart took a moment this week to survey the legacy of his iconic Comedy Central run …

Comedy

5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, with a speech at Baltimore's Federal Hill Park. His announcement was quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of the local Kelly Bell Band …

JSTOR Detail

JSTOR and the Poetry Foundation are collaborating to digitize, preserve, and extend access to <i>Poetry</i>.

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Harvard Business School

Breathtaking Photo of Venus Crossing the Sun During Last Year’s Transit

Last June, something happened that won’t be happening again until the year 2117: Venus eclipsed the Sun. Of course, seeing as Venus is both small and …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing

Paris Review - Shirley Hazzard, The Art of Fiction No. 185

Interviewed by J. D. McClatchy<p>Issue 173, Spring 2005<p>© Sam Falk. Shirley Hazzard in New York City, 1963<p>Shirley Hazzard created quite a stir when she received the 2003 National Book Award for her novel <i>T</i><i>he Great Fire</i>. Stephen King had just been presented an award for lifetime achievement, and …

Rachel Kushner’s ambitious new novel scares male critics

When Rachel Kushner — not a venerable male auteur — writes the Great American Novel, male reviewers are flummoxed<p>In 1963, Esquire magazine's July issue was about the American literary scene, and featured an essay by Norman Mailer. Titled "Some Children of the Goddess: Further Evaluations of the …

Why Obama Is Not Nixon

References to Watergate, impeachment, even Richard Nixon, are being tossed around these days as if they were analogous to the current so-called …

Daniel Kahneman’s Gripe with Behavioral Economics

Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains his problem with people using the term ‘behavioral economics.’<p>If you’re looking to better …

Pure Salvage: 10 Eclectic Tiny Homes Built with 99% Scrap

The premise of this small design-build firm is simple: almost everything you could want or need to build a new house is already in a a disused or …

Avant-garde