James Shelley

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Look Up: Trading Introspection for Awe

Looking to Jesus is the best and surest way to become more like him. It is, therefore, a serious mistake to think that we grow in the Christian life …

Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

<b>My life has been a series of questions and odd experiments. Here, horseback archery in Japan.</b> (Photo: David West)<p>The following is a sample chapter …

Bill Clinton

Whose Health Care Is Best? A Look at the Pros and Cons of 6 Countries’ Health Care Systems Across the World

Health Care

Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist

A letter from a Netflix lawyer proves that even the coldest of writing forms is not immune to the imperative of having a corporate “voice.”<p>Phrases that are not often used to describe a cease-and-desist letter: “the best,” “hilarious,” “cool,” “perfect,” “super classy.”<p>And yet that is exactly the …

Customer Service

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

Athletes Are Not Going to 'Stick to Sports' and That's an Admirably American Thing

On Sept. 16, 1960, before a home game against the Athletics, Cleveland pitcher James (Mudcat) Grant was standing in the bullpen singing along with …

Civil Rights

Puerto Rico's American Dream Is Dead

Hurricane aid is on its way, but the U.S. seems unwilling to tackle the island's long-term problems.<p>President Donald Trump has finally started tweeting about the disaster in Puerto Rico, and his messages show that he -- and we as a nation -- still haven’t digested the full implications of the …

Where to Eat, Drink and Think Fall 2017

You’ll want to check out these new bars, restaurants, spirits and cookbooks making their debuts this autumn.<p>Even if there’s not a chill in the air …

The Mockumentary Is Dead, Long Live the Mockumentary

The comedic subgenre used to be ubiquitous—then, it wasn't. What happened?<p>When the mockumentary first infiltrated popular culture in the early aughts, it was only a few short years until the style was inescapable. Audiences couldn't seem to get enough of the single-camera shots, awkward silences, …

A Lasting Influence in Golf Descends From a Boxing Legend

Next week, the Detroit Red Wings will begin the N.H.L. season in new Little Caesars Arena. Joe Louis Arena, their longtime home, will sit idle nearby, awaiting demolition.<p>There will no longer be a stadium or an arena housing a team in the four biggest North American professional sports leagues …

Welcome To The Age Of Cheap Overseas Information

Thanks to the rise of platforms like Facebook and Google, a growing amount of information being created for Americans is coming from overseas.<p><b>As ad dollars</b> that used to fund journalism pour into the coffers of Facebook and Google, the information business is experiencing a trend familiar to other …

Aliens Would Probably Love Science Fiction

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.30.17.<p>Time of Publication: 8:55 am. 8:55 am<p>Charles Yu …

Science Fiction

Struggling With Ikea Furniture? There's an App for That

A well-respected online furniture retailer is teaming up with a stalwart of the gig economy, a broker for people who do household tasks. The …

Customer Service

After Hurricane Maria, Could Puerto Rico Be at Risk of Cholera?

After the deluge comes the deluge. First Hurricane Irma raked Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in early September, and then two weeks later …

Public Health

Elon Musk's Rocket Travel Plan Is Def Possible, Def Bananas

All hail Elon Musk, First of his Name, King of the Martians and the First Molemen, Protector of Tubes, the Unbalded, Breaker of Industries, Father of …

Los Angeles

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Keepers of the Secrets

I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning …

The College Try

“Hey,” the text began. It was from the friend she’d been crashing with for the past few nights.<p>“Would you move back into your godmoms until you find …

The Deadly Call of the Amazon

Emma Tamsin Kelty spoke often of her 'can-do' hat. The expression pops up in the 43-year-old British adventurer's correspondence with experienced …

J.J. Barea: 'I Hardly Recognized My Home'

The only way I can describe it is that it was like a bomb had gone off.<p>The Puerto Rico where I grew up was an island of beauty. Clear, blue water, …

The Genius of the Playboy Interview

Hugh Hefner was a complicated individual whose notions of sexuality and human relationships were at once woke and predatory, who stumbled upon a …

The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Science of the Fake Meat That 'Bleeds'

The cook, complete with hair net, lays the red patty down on the grill and gives it a press with a spatula. And there, that unmistakable sizzle and …

Review: Apple Watch Series 3

This year's Apple Watch looks just like last year's Apple Watch. The Series 3, which comes in two sizes and starts at $399, has few new features …

Smartwatches

Jon Hamm’s Second Act

I had only two or three questions for Jon Hamm. I wanted to know if fame had rattled him. I wanted to know if, more than two years after the “Mad Men” finale, he had plotted out a second act worthy of his talent. I wanted to know if he still wanted to be a star.<p>We were supposed to meet at the edge …

We Always Have Something Good to Say

Among scores of interviews I’ve conducted over the years, one simple statement from counselor Ed Welch may be the single most memorable.Five years …

Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change

Maybe the United States is sticking with the Paris Climate Agreement? Maybe it isn’t? But even if the US bails out of the international accord to …

Climate

Blade Runner 2049: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: Skyscrapers engulfed in a sickly yellow haze; Elvis Presley performing on the …

Science Fiction

The World Is Against You: Fighting to Keep Our First Love

Sooner or later the hard truth settles in that this world is out to kill you. Brown rivers swell up in Houston and Bangladesh to wash away everything …

Great Reality Inspires Great Writing

I spoke recently to a gathering of writers. The time allotted was short, so I made only one point. But this one point is, I believe, fundamental and …

The Cheapest Day of the Week to Fly

A new study says this day is the winner for both domestic and international flights.<p>By the time Friday morning rolls around, most of us are more than ready for the weekend. Now, travel search engine Kayak says there's another reason to get that weekend started early—if you're planning to weekend …