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Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media

You think the truth took a hit last year? It's about to get worse. A lot worse.<p>Earlier this year, I argued that the conservative movement did not merely have a Donald Trump problem—it had a media problem. As Trump slouched toward the nomination, he was backed by a conservative media that had …

Track of the Day: 'Desolation Row' by My Chemical Romance

After seeing David’s note yesterday on the literary qualities of “Tangled Up in Blue,” a reader, Keith Wells, recommends another Dylan song:<p>Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature was stunning, more for how long it took than anything else! It reminded me of a song to recommend for …

‘I’m the Last Thing Standing Between You and the Apocalypse’

There can be days in this presidential campaign, if not weeks or months or maybe the entire thing, where you find yourself completely lost in dueling or blurry realities. It’s easy to get caught up in whatever is dominating a given moment. Everything gets so big and loud, and the candidates — …

Government

How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk

Hillary Clinton sat in the hideaway study off her ceremonial office in the State Department, sipping tea and taking stock of her first year on the job. The study was more like a den — cozy and wood-paneled, lined with bookshelves that displayed mementos from Clinton’s three decades in the public …

National Security

Heel and toe technique explained in detail

If you drive a car with a manual transmission and frequent this website, chances are that you’ve heard of the term “heel and toe” before. It’s …

Japanese Grand Prix

The New Europeans

<i>Read in German</i><p>It was on a Friday in September 2014 that Thomas Kamm, the mayor of Siegsdorf Municipality, an affluent cluster of villages in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, learned that the world refugee crisis would be coming to his town. He was barbecuing for his wife’s birthday when he …

14 of the Best-Sounding Turbocharged Cars of All Time

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was made to look several decades …

George Lucas

The Key Thing Missing From Narcos

Colombians.<p>The Narconnaissance? The Medellingularity? La Narconquista? Pabloverload? Call it what you will, Escobar-themed entertainment is booming.<p>Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria— the Colombian drug kingpin who mercilessly butchered his countrymen while cultivating a meticulously crafted public image …

The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …