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The Edward Weston Nude That Took Photography to New Heights

We expose the story behind the image-maker’s most celebrated nude study, a paragon of Modernist photography<p><i>This month marks the release of a trilogy</i> …

At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans.<p>Declaring his "only allegiance is to you, our wonderful …

Move Loot, a YC-backed furniture resale marketplace, shuts down, sells customer list to Handy

There’s some closure (literally and figuratively) for Move Loot, the furniture resale marketplace that we wrote earlier this month was up for sale. The startup — backed by nearly $22 million in funding from a list of top investors that included Y Combinator, GV, Index, Metamorphic and Sherpa — has …

Property Porn: Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour Edition

Calling all design lovers and real estate junkies: The Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour returns on Saturday, May 14th, with five cool houses and the …


Obama: 'I don't envy' Merkel's long tenure

President Obama praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference in Hannover. He said he would continue to admire "his friend and partner Angela" as a private citizen, after he leaves office. VPC

Angela Merkel

Donald Trump's 3 biggest failures as a New York City real estate mogul

Trump acquired the stretch of abandoned rail yards running along the Hudson River from West 59th Street to West 72nd Street in 1985 for $115 million. He planned to build a $4.5 billion project called Television City, later Trump City. It would have included 5,700 apartments and a 150-story …

David Cay Johnston

Stop war drills and we'll stop nuclear tests, North Korea tells US after missile launch

Foreign minister makes remarks in western interview after regime tested submarine-launched missile off east coast in breach of UN sanctions<p>North Korea will halt its nuclear tests if the US ceases its annual military exercises with South Korea, Kim Jong-un’s foreign minister has said in a rare …

North Korea

Amazing toilets around the world – in pictures

From eco-thrones in the wilds to lofty loos with mountain views, Lonely Planet has compiled a book of more than 100 of the most striking lavs around the world

Luke Skywalker

What I wore this week: what real people wear to fashion shows

Pleated skirts. That’s what we wear<p>Do you know what people actually wear to go to fashion shows? The relatively normal people who go to fashion shows for relatively normal, job-related reasons, I mean, rather than the people whose career is being able to monetise having a photograph taken in a …