Jay Titerle

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The Bodega Signmakers of New York

How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.<p>New York City is covered in advertising, but nothing appeals so directly to the carnal desires of its denizens more than the tantalizing imagery adorning the exteriors of its corner markets and bodegas.<p>Within these …

Selling

‘Pimples are in’ – the rise of the acne positivity movement

I looked at my friends who didn’t wear makeup and I realised when they had pimples they still looked beautiful<p>It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end of the day I washed off my makeup,” she recalls. “My nephew said: ‘Why is …

Acne

Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze

If you've got the money to pay for it, it doesn't matter if it's bizarre or not. You've earned it."<p>Gary Lynch<p>If you don't have the land to put your shelter in, it's like buying a boat without an ocean to sail it on."<p>Ron Hubbard

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Emmys Quickly Became the Butt of Its Own Joke

When it came to "diversity"—the oft-repeated word of the evening—the awards show spent more time telling and less time showing.<p>On Monday night, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson strolled on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angles to open the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward on Sunday for the first time telling her story alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually attacked her 35 years ago when the two were both in high school.<p>So how is this different from the sexual harassment allegations made against now …

Opinion

Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Moving Into the Gasoline Industry – Rolling Stone

Blood and Oil MEXICO'S DRUG CARTELS AND THE GASOLINE INDUSTRY<p>Mexico’s drug cartels are moving into the gasoline industry — infiltrating the national …

Pemex

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

Forget Instagram, teen influencers are making thousands from online gaming

Consumer<p>When 18-year-old Luke Fergie dropped out of high school, he had no idea what sort of career he’d pursue. All he knew was that he really loved playing “Rules of Survival,” then a relatively new online, multiplayer battle game from NetEase Games.<p>Forward to now, six months later: The Irish …

Business

He spent 27 years wrongly convicted of murder. He wants to spend the rest of his life encouraging inmates to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister Souljah's novel "The Coldest Winter Ever."<p>In the book, a maternal woman advocates for the improvement of her black community in Brooklyn as she watches the people …

New York State

Undocumented

I know what it’s like to hide in plain sight. I’ve done it since I was 11 years old. I always knew that telling my story had consequences. The risks …

El Paso

The year of the woman candidate offers voters a series of ‘firsts’

With the final primaries of the 2018 midterms in the books, all eyes are on the high-stakes November general election. Regardless of which party wins …

Women's News

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

Soon-Yi Previn.<p>Once, she was seen as a victim, her youth and relative innocence taken advantage of by a powerful, much older man who sucked her into …

New York State

The startup world’s cuddly, cutthroat battle to walk your dog - Vox

Wag and Rover are cashing in on our obsession with pets — and they’re not without controversy.<p>The signs for Norman first appeared on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in early March.<p>“REWARD. LOST DOG. 4 year old, microchipped, male, tan, Chihuahua. He is not wearing a collar. Missing since …

Pets

A woman’s daring escape from a Border Patrol agent helped reveal a ‘serial killer,’ police say

The woman in the white pickup was feeling increasingly uneasy about the driver, whom she knew only as “David.” Two fellow sex workers in Laredo, Tex., had been recently killed, and one was her friend Melissa.<p>The man and the woman had already been at his house, where she had discussed Melissa. He …

San Antonio

Dancing on My Own, Together: Capturing That Robyn Feeling

When Robyn returned this summer, she was met by her adoring fans not as a queen nodding to her subjects, but more like the reappearance of badly needed weather—a shaft of light warming them. Her new single “Missing U” came with a sweet video featuring the DJs for Robyn Night, a themed dance party …

Britney Spears

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture

A chat with the authors of a new book on cycling in the Netherlands.<p>nIn 2010, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their cars and began transporting their family of four around Vancouver, BC, by bike. They noticed that bicyclists’ stories were not being told, so they started blogging about their …

Exponential Finance Conference

Brad Pitt built dozens of homes in New Orleans after Katrina. Now they're falling apart and residents are suing.

U.S. news<p>NEW ORLEANS — Kamaria Allen had no plans to return to the Lower 9th Ward after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. But then she saw the new houses.<p>Billed as flood-safe and futuristic, the Make It Right homes towered over vacant lots in pops of teal, lemon and lavender. Houses like that …

New Orleans

Poached for Its Horn, This Rare Bird Struggles to Survive

wildlife watch<p>The mysterious helmeted hornbill fades from Southeast Asia’s forests as poachers and traffickers target it for the illegal wildlife trade.<p>I have come to this steaming forest to find a bird. I’m starting to wonder if it’s worth it.<p>The terrain in Budo-Su-ngai Padi National Park in …

National Parks

Why They Stayed In The Path Of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane-force winds roared through the cracks around Randy Wood's garage door, shook his house, and stripped his property's pine trees, strewing one limb after the next in his yard. Accompanying the roar of the storm was the steady ticking whirr of Wood's generator and his own matter-of-fact …

News (U.S.)

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Fight Club

10 Famous Authors and Their Cats

The feline mystique has captivated people for centuries. After publishing my first book <i>Artists and Their Cats</i> in 2015, I wanted to continue exploring …

Stephen King

Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of ‘Murphy Brown’

Back when TV shows had clearly defined endings, <i>Murphy Brown</i> wrapped up its run the way it began: with a woman kicking off her shoes and belting …

Aretha Franklin

The Most Valuable Finds in Antiques Roadshow History

From a haunted painting and sapphire head snake bracelet to record-breaking memorabilia, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Antiques Roadshow present the …

Antiques Roadshow

Pinterest Is a Unicorn. It Just Doesn’t Act Like One.

SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Silbermann does not enjoy being interviewed. He isn’t a fan of speaking at tech industry conferences. Nor does he like sitting for glossy magazine portraits. He doesn’t think he should have to explain Pinterest, the web service that allows people to save images to virtual …

San Francisco

The Suicide Clusters Threatening Mountain Towns

Five years ago, Aleah Austin moved with her family from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to Durango, Colorado. The then-ten-year-old was sad to leave her family’s deep roots in the Midwest, so to help ease the transition, her parents signed her up for Durango DEVO, a popular local nonprofit program that …

Mental Health

Fascist fight clubs: how white nationalists use MMA as a recruiting tool

“You will not replace us.”<p>This was one of the slogans chanted during a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on the night of 11 August 2017. Approximately 100 young white men – most of whom brandished tiki torches to intimidate watchers and light up their path – marched through the streets in scenes …

Clothing

We asked 12 mass killers: 'What would have stopped you?'

In America today, mass shootings remain the most terrible metric that distinguishes the country from the rest of the world. And thanks to a 22-year …

Mass Shootings

Cape Town Is an Omen

Climate change is going to revolutionize politics in cities across the world.<p>Rainfall in Cape Town is a dramatic affair. In the winter wet season, ominous clouds and strong winds rumble in from the northwest, carrying with them the life-saving moisture of the Atlantic Ocean and dumping it in cold …

Cape Town

How to Move a Million People Out of a Hurricane's Way

<i>This story was originally published in October 2016, in the days leading up to Hurricane Matthew’s near-landfall in North Carolina. We’ve updated it</i> …

Roads