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How Lebanon Transformed Anthony Bourdain

In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.<p><i>If you are having thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts, call 911. For</i> …

Middle East

How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks

Photography by Sergio Corvacho<p>Above, Anna Delvey.<p>It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth …

Martin Shkreli

Why Meghan Markle Does Not Give Me Hope

Flickr/Matt BrownMost immigrants to the UK are not welcomed like she is.T omorrow, Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will get …

I Wore A Fleece Vest To Work To See If I Felt Like A Tech Bro

My five-day journey into the heart of cold arms.<p>As a heterosexual woman over 30, I have been haunted by this photo of Jeff Bezos looking surprisingly swole since it appeared during the Sun Valley Conference last summer. I don’t want to get into it, and neither do you, but let’s all agree that his …

Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match

MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook. And they were furious.<p>A family member, a truck driver, had died after a …

Social Media

The Lost Boys of PUA Academy, And What It Says About Filipino Masculinity

Filipinos like to think we’re good to our women. And to an extent, before the age of social media, we were. We had at least the veneer of a …

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

WASHINGTON — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.<p>Mr. Zuckerberg, in a dark suit and tie and …

Once cordial relations are breaking down amid Israeli fears that Moscow is failing to control Iran and its proxies<p>Russia’s decision to out Israel as being responsible for the attack on a Syrian regime airbase east of Homs marks a breakdown in the previously cordial relations between the Israeli …

Middle East

How to Serve a Deranged Tyrant, Stoically

In January 2017, I was offered a potential position inside the newly forming Trump administration: a job as communications director for a cabinet member. I had not supported Mr. Trump and so the offer was a surprise, and I surprised myself by even considering it.<p>While I didn’t pursue the …

Donald Trump

Tens of thousands of Syrians have disappeared since start of conflict

Activist Bassel Khartabil was arrested by Syrian military intelligence in 2012. His family didn’t know his whereabouts and then, years later, heard he had been executed without a trial. His wife Noura Ghazi Safadi now campaigns for the estimated 65,000 Syrians who have gone missing since the …

Trump’s latest Twitter rant is completely at odds with his administration’s Mexico policy

Donald Trump had some strong words for the Mexican government on Easter morning. In a series of tweets, he chastised Mexico for not curbing illegal immigration.<p>That’s the same country Trump’s own homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen praised just last week for cooperating with the US on …

All I Wanted Was to Work in Tech. Be Careful What You Wish For.

What happened to me after I quit my job in restaurants and went to work in tech. by Jon MeyerI was willing to do anything to be a part of Seattle's …

No one thinks this is 'the end of Facebook' ... yet investors sense blood in the water

I opened up Facebook the other day and the top post in my news feed was from a friend I haven't seen in more than 10 years. She was asking if anyone could recommend a doctor in a Southern seaside town 80 miles from where I live. "Does anyone know a good osteopath?" she wrote, "I'm in agony and mine …

Hiroshima Survivors Remember the Morning Their City Vanished

Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of the world's first city to be erased with a nuclear bomb.<p>On the morning of August 6, 1945 a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber dubbed Enola Gay took off from Tinian Island bound for Hiroshima. Upon receiving the all clear, the plane dropped a bomb containing 64 …

At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears

Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company—without sacrificing what made it successful.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The Indian city of Gurugram, which in Hindi means “village of …

General Electric

BuzzFeed News

"Their generation had fulfilled their obligations, and I wondered if the obligation of my generation was to fulfill their ambitions."

What the West Doesn’t Get About Xi Jinping

The recent decision by China’s National People’s Congress to abolish term limits for the office of the president has sent shock waves through the West: Xi Jinping, the current officeholder, is suddenly being described as a new Confucian autocrat, overseeing a state still governed by a …

China

Reporter's Notebook: Theranos And The Mysterious Walgreens Fire Alarm

It was November 2014, and I was working on a feature story about a hot new blood-testing company in Silicon Valley that promised to "disrupt" the lab industry with new technology.<p>The company, Theranos, claimed its new finger-prick test would be a cheap and less painful way to run tests with just a …

Genetic Engineering

The television trick to learning a new language

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.<p>The girls became so proficient in Spanish that they started speaking it at home to …

TV

Claire’s, the Teen Jewelry Chain, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

For four decades Claire’s jewelry chain has been a fixture at malls and shopping centers, piercing the ears of millions of American teenagers.<p>But the company, which says it has pierced more than 100 million ears worldwide, is now struggling financially, with a heavy debt burden. And like so many …

Follow-Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

He was the computer teacher without a computer.<p>Then his story went viral — and his life (and classroom) changed.<p>On March 1, NPR published a story about Owura Kwadwo Hottish, 33, who painstakingly drew a computer screen on a chalkboard to teach his computerless middle school students in Kumasi, …

Education

Donald Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers in rambling speech

President covers wide range of topics at Pittsburgh rally before mentioning Republican candidate Rick Saccone whose campaign he was there to endorse<p>In a campaign stop three days before a crucial special election for Congress, Donald Trump advocated the death penalty for drug dealers in the course …

Donald Trump

How Ferrante’s neighbourhood tells a story of Italy’s transformed politics

Few people in Rione Luzzatti are aware of how intriguing they and their rundown neighbourhood have become thanks to the phenomenal success of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. Located to the east of the Naples train station, the district is believed to have been the setting for the childhood home …

Italy

The NRA Is Losing

The NRA is losing the public debate over guns. And they’re panicking because of it. There’s no other way to interpret the frantic behavior of …

Guns

Incest, a Murdered Love Child, and Endless Gold: Inside Madrid’s Most Lavish Gilded Age Palace

The Marqués de Linares and his bride scandalized 19th century Madrid with their ostentatious spending on a bling-bedecked mansion that’s boggled …

Dining Rooms

Three Italian Men Went Missing in Mexico. What Were They Doing There?

The case of three Italians allegedly sold to Mexico’s most infamous cartel, and government-run “death squads,” highlight the endemic corruption of …

The Guardian’s outgoing Beijing correspondent reflects on six years of increasing repression<p>“You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week …

China

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

Corruption

With Snap ‘Yes’ in Oval Office, Trump Gambles on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Summoned to the Oval Office on the spur of the moment, the South Korean envoy found himself face to face with President Trump one afternoon last week at what he thought might be a hinge moment in history.<p>Chung Eui-yong had come to the White House bearing an invitation. But he opened …

North Korea

A complete deconstruction of the 8 points in Trump's meandering Russia answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> During his joint presser with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Tuesday, President Donald Trump was asked what Sweden should learn from Russian interference in the 2016 US election. His response did not actually ever answer the question. This is what he said instead:<p>1. Admitted Russia …

Donald Trump