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Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition ... only to hear a "click click" noise instead of the …

Electric Vehicles

When we talk about Russian meddling, what do we actually mean?

To hear President Trump tell it, Russia didn’t do much of anything at all to interfere with the 2016 election. Sure, in a news conference in January last year he temporarily agreed with the consensus of U.S. intelligence agencies that hackers tied to the Russian government had stolen data from the …

Black Lives Matter

22 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Long before Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks etched their names into American history, scores of little-known …

Black History

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema.

Black History

Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

NEW ORLEANS — The debate over the removal of four Confederate-era monuments has stewed here for nearly two years, longer than the city was under Confederate control, and it has not abated with the removal of the last: the statue of Robert E. Lee, plucked off its pedestal on Friday afternoon. On …

The Story of Patel Brothers, the Biggest Indian Grocery Store in America

<b>When he was 23, Mafat Patel headed for America.</b> It was 1968, and he had just received a visa to get his MBA at Indiana University.<p>This trip would mark his first time outside his home country of India. Born the eldest of six siblings, three sisters and two brothers, he’d spent most of his life on a …

Santa Clara

How tap dancing was made in America

Imported from immigrants but assembled in America.<p>The Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover, Fred Astaire, and many others are known for the magic they created with their feet — and it wasn’t wine.<p>Tap dancing is an easily recognizable form of music. Similar to the improvisation in jazz, tap dancers also …

The History of Video Gaming Consoles - Full

The full series on the history of gaming consoles

Cuomo Calls on Trump to Ease Penn Station’s ‘Summer of Agony’

Saying conditions at Pennsylvania Station in New York have reached a crisis, and that planned track closings would lead to “a summer of agony,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appealed to President Trump on Sunday to recognize the situation as an emergency and provide funding for construction and …

How Missy Elliott Became an Icon - Miss Elliot Interview and ELLE Cover Story

<i>This article appears in the June 2017 issue of ELLE, on newsstands now.</i><p>At the photo shoot, the accoutrements of being her precede her. A tray of acrylic nails and an almost-empty bottle of professional-grade nail polish remover are carried by Bernadette Thompson, the Takashi Murakami of …

How your airplane stays in the air

Everything you've ever wanted to know about how your airplane works.<p>If you’ve ever wondered how massive airplanes — one of which weighs more than 661 …

The sad new life of exiled Ruth Madoff

OLD GREENWICH, Conn. — Every morning, the petite blonde with the bright red lipstick walks the few blocks from her nondescript condo to the Upper …

The Psychology Behind Black Friday Crowds — and Why They'll Never Go Away

Consumer psychologists weigh in.<p>It’s no coincidence that horror director George Romero’s 1978 zombie flick, <i>Dawn of the Dead</i>, culminates in a mall, …

Watch or Skip? Your Guide to the ‘Alien’ Film Franchise

We’re a week out from the release of “Alien: Covenant”, the latest, but most certainly not final, chapter in the “Alien” film franchise. This is the …

9 times Trump criticized others for mishandling classified information

President Donald Trump's handling of classified information has come under scrutiny following reports he divulged "highly classified" information during a meeting with Russian officials last week at the White House.<p>The president, though, has a history of routinely lashing out at political …

Donald Trump

If the president says it, is it no longer classified?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> If President Donald Trump did indeed reveal highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador, many lawmakers said his actions are irresponsible and potentially dangerous.<p>But were they illegal?<p>"This (what Trump did) is worse than criminal," Alan …

Donald Trump

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Social Justice

Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Personality?

<i>You’re such an only</i> <i>child,</i> might be a simple observation, or a blatant insult. <i></i>Swap in <i>middle child</i> or <i>baby of the family</i> or <i>firstborn</i> and everyone’s …

Psychology

NPR’s Fresh Air Team Picks Its 10 Favorite Terry Gross Interviews

Terry Gross is one of the greatest interviewers we’ve ever seen. Marc Maron has called her “the most effective and beautiful interviewer of people on …

Books

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon's Long Journey to Top of the Baseball World

How a blue collar guy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania became a legend<p><i>From "Can Joe Maddon Win Another World Series?" in the June issue of Men's …

Baseball

Behind the scenes of James Comey's epic firing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A little past 5 p.m. Tuesday, a black Ford Taurus slowed to a stop just outside FBI headquarters in Washington and dispatched a white-haired man in a dark suit.<p>He emerged from the car alone, a manila folder in his right hand, and walked slowly toward the agency's appointment …

Donald Trump

From Clinton emails to alleged Russian meddling in election: The events leading up to Comey’s firing

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday. From the Clinton email investigation to the Trump-Russia probe, these are all of the major dates concerning Comey:<p><b>July 5, 2016</b> — Comey says the FBI will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private …

Donald Trump

To Have and Have Not

New letters shed light on Hemingway’s unrequited love and early life.<p>On a recent afternoon in Boston, Betsy Fermano walked through an exhibition titled “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Among the artifacts—vintage photos, paintings, and handwritten …

Where oil rigs go to die

When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business<p>It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was …

Lebanon USA

A realtor's billboard in Minot, North Dakota, ten days before the 2016 presidential election.<p>A protestor at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on …

Misty Copeland, a Ballerina With Real Acting Chops

Misty Copeland isn’t one of those principals who step onstage a few times a season. She dances. A lot.<p>“It’s crazy how I took jumping for granted all these years,” Ms. Copeland, 34, said as she stretched out on the floor between rehearsals at American Ballet Theater’s studios. Stella Abrera, a …

How can movie theaters compete with your living room? By building a better living room.

From 4DX, which turns movies into theme park rides, to other approaches, theaters try to head off Netflix at the pass.<p>At the downtown Los Angeles movie theater where I’m seeing <i>The Fate of the Furious</i>, a brief commercial plays before the film. It’s an ad for what’s about to happen to me, even though …

Alec Baldwin Gets Under Trump’s Skin

Comedy and tragedy in an age of political chaos<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese.<p>Alec Baldwin collapses onto his dressing-room couch at <i>Saturday Night Live</i> like a man participating too enthusiastically in a trust fall. He is 58 years old. He has three children under 4. He has been dividing …

Comedy

Will Hurd Is the Future of the GOP*

*If he can hold on to the toughest seat in Texas.<p>HELOTES, Texas—Drenched in yellow light and red fog, Robert Earl Keen scratches at his guitar and unloads the lyrics to his trademark anthem with several thousand boot-and-cowboy-hat-clad Texans howling along in delirium. This is the grand finale on …

Republicans