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Rachel Weisz Has a Big Surprise

Rachel Weisz is glowing.<p>That’s not unusual.<p>I’ve interviewed her before and seen her at movie and theater parties, and she’s always glowing.<p>I know that if you ask the hazel-eyed, raven-haired 48-year-old how she gets more beautiful every year, defying Hollywood’s propensity to push actresses in …

Pulp Fiction

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …

Israel

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America

The music mogul talks with The New York Times’s executive editor at the close of an eventful year.

Daylight Saving Time Is Even Weirder Than You Think

As the clocks fall back in the U.S., ponder the odd history of this biannual time warp.<p>People in the United States will feel a bit more rested on November 5, as daylight saving time 2017 comes to an end. The clocks fall back at 1 a.m. local time that Sunday, ensuring another precious hour of sleep …

Apple detox: Switching from an iPhone to an Android device without missing a beat

So you’ve decided that maybe the grass is greener on the other side, and you’re all set to make the trip across the Android bridge. In this guide, …

Google

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Sexual Harassment

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Can Chuck Schumer Check Donald Trump?

After suggesting that he might be able to work with the President, the Senate Minority Leader is taking a harder line.<p>On a morning not long after Michael Flynn, having lied about conversations with the Russian Ambassador, was forced to step down as national-security adviser, but before Jeff …

Bernie Sanders

The Best Workout Songs, According to Spotify

These are the tunes users played the most while they got their sweat on in 2016.<p>There's no question that a great playlist can be a powerful motivator …

Exercise

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements

The long-anticipated coda of the Obama-Netanyahu relationship did not disappoint in its drama: With a U.S. abstention, Ambassador Samantha Power …

Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Science Fiction

War in space: Kamikazes, kidnapper satellites and lasers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It was May 2014 when a small team of American airmen monitoring a Russian satellite launch saw something they had never seen before. An object the team thought was a piece of debris from the launch suddenly came to life.<p>"The one object that we assumed was a piece of debris …

Military

Best mystery books and thrillers of 2016

<b>Before the Fall</b> <br>By Noah Hawley (Grand Central)<br>One August evening, a private plane awaits passengers on Martha’s Vineyard. The plane, chartered by a Republican kingmaker who has founded a wildly profitable (and proudly right-wing) cable news network, crashes. Was it foul play, and if yes, who was …

Books

Layers of Flavor: 8 Thanksgiving Onion, Leek, and Shallot Recipes

For as long as I can remember, one relative or another has brought a dish full of creamed pearl onions to Thanksgiving dinner. The sauce is always broken, the onions are always poorly cooked, and the dish is always left virtually untouched. At the risk of breaking with tradition, I think I'm going …

Cooking

What It Took

How a lifetime of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink of history.<p>In early 1979, on a community access television program called <i>In Focus</i>, the wife of the new governor of Arkansas was peppered with question after question about all the ways in which she was an untraditional …

Government

What Happens When the Police Misidentify You as the Dallas Shooter

Mark Hughes took his AR-15 to the Dallas Black Lives Matter protest to make a point about gun rights. The police ended up proving it for him.<p>The Second Amendment protects our right to bear arms in general, but it’s up to state and local laws to spell out exactly what that means. In Texas, for …

Hilarious hashtag on how Trump interprets classic literature

LONDON — Another debate, another Twitterstorm.<p>And this one has spawned possibly THE best hashtag of the election season — …

Donald Trump

Imagining a Cashless World

Sweden shows us what life without paper currency might be like.<p>A fantastic heist (we like our crimes as smart and magical as dreams) took place some years back, when a stolen helicopter landed on the roof of a cash depot in Stockholm and three masked men smashed a skylight to climb inside. It was …

Apple Pay

How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media

In recent years, one of the most important events on a prospective Republican presidential candidate’s calendar was the RedState Gathering, a summer convention for conservative activists from across the nation. Its host was Erick Erickson, a round-faced, redheaded former election lawyer and city …

Republicans

Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is sending a space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.<p>"This is a dark asteroid that we have found and we're going to hunt down, we're going to orbit, we're …

Space Exploration

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Ralph Lauren

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

Donald Trump