Nathan Bunkers

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Making a Killing

The business and politics of selling guns.<p>Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 <i>A.M.</i> On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis. At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. On one side was Edward DiDonato, who …

Guns

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

Boxing

Why Our Politics Are What They Are: The View From 3 Generations

When it comes to politics, it's voters' life experiences that count, not just the experiences of the candidates they'll vote for.<p>What national events have shaped your political views? And how do those similar events play out within and between generations?<p>NPR's Robert Siegel put those questions to …

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

Bernie Sanders Fights On: The Rolling Stone Interview

Not even “the math” can spoil a Bernie Sanders rally. The democratic-socialist senator from Vermont has outperformed any rational expectation, …

Eleonora Galasso’s Roman recipes: five Italian classics

Bucatini with clams, vegetable tortino and grandma’s custard pie: traditional-with-a-twist recipes from the Italian capital<p>Eleonora Galasso’s <i>As the Romans Do</i> is cookbook as a Technicolor vision of Rome that takes our romantic notions about life in the Italian capital and runs with them. What Romans …

Italy

The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community

Gavin Pretor-Pinney decided to take a sabbatical. It was the summer of 2003, and for the last 10 years, as a sideline to his graphic-design business in London, he and a friend had been running a magazine called The Idler. The Idler was devoted to the “literature for loafers.” It argued against …

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, <b>William Shakespeare</b>. This is …

The Average 29-Year-Old

Forget media archetypes of older Millennials as college-educated singles living in cities. The typical 29-year-old is living with a partner in the suburbs—without a bachelor’s degree.<p>What is the typical life experience for an American on the verge of turning 30?<p>This is a hard question to answer, no …

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround," says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for …

When Growing Marijuana Isn't Green

Eleven years ago, the Basin Gulch in California bore the typical topography of the state’s northern woods, with green forests veined by brown trails. But take a look at a Google Earth image from today and the land appears pockmarked by lesions.<p>“Those are all marijuana fields,” said Paul Ramey, a …

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

Pollution

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

Documenting Immigration From Both Sides of the Border

A woman and her child from Central America are apprehended just after crossing the Rio Grande, Hidalgo, Texas, June 24,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kirsten Luce<p>1 of …

The Hell After ISIS

Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why.<p>Falah Sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western Baghdad last April and Falah was already in bed, so he sent his son Wissam to answer. Standing in …

Why Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Matters Today

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Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

Innovation

These 11 Women Are Blazing New Trails In American Politics

Who run the world? Girls.<p>The U.S. has long struggled to catch up with other nations when it comes to gender parity. Women are severely underrepresented at every level of government, and the country is currently ranked 98th worldwide in female political representation.<p>However, there are signs of …

New Mexico

Is the Competitive Bridge World Rife with Cheaters?

For years, allegations and innuendo swirled around the high-stakes world of tournament bridge, but no one dared to speak out. Last summer, a Norwegian player broke the code of silence. Then came the bigger challenge: proving it.<p>On August 22, 2015, seven days after his loss at the Spingold, an …

The Value of Empathy

In December of last year, I clicked on an article from <i>Fast Company</i> about the most empathetic companies in the world. In fact, that was the title: …

I got hacked mid-air while writing an Apple-FBI story

“I don’t really need to worry about online privacy,” I used to think. “I’ve got nothing to hide. And who would want to know what I’m up to, anyway?”<p>Sure, I’m a journalist, but I’m not an investigative reporter, not a political radical, not of much interest to anyone, really.<p>That was last week, when …

Privacy

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

The first thing you notice at Donald Trump’s rallies is the confidence. Amateur psychologists have wishfully diagnosed him from afar as insecure, but …

Oregon's Smart Approach to a Minimum Wage

The state will use a tiered system, based on population density, since rural economies are worse-equipped to sustain big hikes in hourly pay.<p>Last week, Oregon’s house of representatives passed a bill that would make the state’s minimum wage one of the highest in the country. While the bill still …

Economics

The 10 States Where Millennials Could Sway The Election

As the presidential race shifted to Nevada with Democratic caucuses last week and Republican caucuses Tuesday night, more young voters had a chance to chime in to the political process. Nevada is a state with a huge young, diverse population.<p>But there is the perennial question: Do young people …

Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade to Save the World

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio’s parents hung a painting above his crib in the grotty 1970s East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles when he was a baby. …

Technology And The Economic Divide

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape<br>• Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the …

The world's most romantic museums

How Jesse Owens' Childhood Made Him the Champion Seen in Race

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Harper Lee's Best Quotes

A look back at 11 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's best quotes of all time.<p>A look back at 11 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's best quotes of all time.

The Golden Generation

Why China’s super-rich send their children abroad.<p>On a crisp Sunday morning in November, Weymi Cho picked me up at my hotel, in downtown Vancouver, in her new car, a white Maserati GranTurismo with a red leather interior. She had slept only two hours the night before. A new karaoke machine had been …