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We Are Reclaiming Chicago One Corner at a Time

CHICAGO — Why is the Trump administration so obsessed with my city? Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a Senate hearing that “the murder rate is a cloud over the city.”<p>I am a black, Jewish woman from Chicago. Since the truth about my city will never come out of this White House, …

LETTURE/ Cari smanettoni, il pensiero creativo resterà analogico

L'ultimo saggio di Alberto Contri, "McLuhan non abita più qui?", prende per mano il lettore nell'epoca della costante attenzione parziale, offrendo …

You can teach yourself to be a risk-taker

Business leaders say taking risks is an essential part of getting ahead in today's world. If that's not your style, how can you become more comfortable with leaping into the unknown?<p>It took Binta Niambi Brown several years to walk away in 2013 from the comfortable life she had built for herself as …

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>Have …

Language

How Pixar Lost Its Way

For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it.<p>A well-regarded Hollywood insider recently suggested that sequels can represent “a sort of creative bankruptcy.” He was discussing Pixar, the legendary animation studio, and its avowed distaste for cheap spin-offs. …

Animation

Alessandro, il cacciatore di onde e dell'attimo perfetto per fotografarle

la storia<p>in Liguria un ricercatore del Cnr aspetta le mareggiate e le fotografa: «L'attimo per lo scatto perfetto deve unire luce e potenza»<p>1<p>Il …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

A Great Interactive, Presentation Tool

Let’s be honest, there are a million ways out there to make a presentation and just as many tools designed to help you do just that. Recently, I was …

The Case for Solitude

Henry David Thoreau is something of a poster child for solitude. In his essay “Walking,” published just after his death in our June 1862 issue, Thoreau made the case “for absolute freedom and wildness … to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society”:<p>…

Literature

How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not

DELAWARE, Ohio — The dispatches from my small Ohio college town ask for the name of the easiest math professor, if any girl is available to “cuddle,” what’s for dinner in the cafeteria (lasagna, but like contraband the crushed red pepper is kept behind the counter) and what one should do when one …

Why some people are always running late

It’s not always rudeness or scatter-brained behaviour – it can be something much deeper, writes Laura Clarke.<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Confession: I am a late person. At least, one in …

What Effective Protest Could Look Like

Perspective from the right on Trump’s political challenge for the left<p>Fourteen years ago, I found myself an unexpected micro-target of a left-liberal protest demonstration. I had visited London to watch the debate and subsequent vote in the House of Commons over the Iraq war resolution. A huge …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Death of Freshman Relativism

Inauguration Day has arrived. But many Americans are still reeling from the election itself. The anti-Trump protest movement continues apace. Calls for impeachment have already begun. On college campuses, students are dismayed that the newly elected leader of the free world has bragged about …

Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself

If politics flows downwards from culture, then it was only a matter of time before a politician mastered the role. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump …

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria

The hysterical rhetoric about President Trump’s executive order on refugees is out of control. Let’s slow down and take a look at the facts.<p>To read …

Be Careful What You Wish For (especially if it is Hitler)

As a trained persuader, I’m seeing a dangerous situation forming that I assume is invisible to most of you. The setup is that during the presidential …

The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It

When I read about the incredibly active first week of the Trump administration, I struggle with two competing narratives about what’s <i>really</i> going on. …

Immigration

A Hidden American Anger

Just over a decade ago, Matt Eich started photographing rural Ohio. Largely inhabited by what is now known as the “Forgotten Class” of white, blue-collar workers, Eich found himself drawn to the proud but economically abandoned small towns of Appalachia. Thanks to grants from the Economic Hardship …

Living Rooms

Introducing iBias, the Wearable Device That Customizes the News Based on What You Already Believe

We live in an era of unprecedented technology and customization. We have our own personal devices, our own personal playlists, our own personal navigators guiding us on our own personal journeys.<p>Even so, when surfing the Internet, we’re still sometimes confronted with stress-inducing news stories …

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

I’m Pro-Life, And I Don’t Care About the Supreme Court

I’m Pro-Life, And I Don’t Care About the Supreme Court<p>September 6, 2016 by Matthew Tyson<p>For many in the pro-life movement, a Republican/Conservative …

Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet

<b>In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley turned on a webcam that sat on top of the computer in her college dorm room. In that simple act, writes Aleks Krotoski, she changed the modern world.</b><p>It would be, at first glance, a perfectly innocent thing to do. But rather than use the cam to speak to friends …