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Audio: Nixon’s Secret White House Tapes

In an adaptation from their forthcoming book, <i>Vanity Fair</i> contributing editor Douglas Brinkley and historian Luke A. Nichter draw on 3,700 hours of President Nixon’s White House tapes to convey the inner workings of Nixon’s action-packed first term. Over the last several years, the tapes—many of …

National Geographic Travel

Maleficent Movie

Maleficent<p>We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>”Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it.” The first line of <b>Maleficent</b> could be emblazoned on a sticker …

Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams the U.S. Stranded Him in Russia

Edward Snowden, in an exclusive interview with "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, blamed the State Department for stranding him in Russia, saying he "never intended" to wind up there.<p>"I personally am surprised that I ended up here," Snowden said in the interview, an excerpt of which aired on …

Surveillance

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …