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100+ Famous Authors and Their Writing Spaces

Hans Christian Andersen<p>“<i>Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead</i>.”<p>Harlan Ellison<p>“<i>If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you;</i> …

Literature

Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore

After spending his days teaching AP American History and Economics at the public Live Oak High School in San Jose, Calif., Matt Barry drives for Uber.<p>…

Income Inequality

15-Year-Old Communicates With Blind and Deaf Man on Alaska Air

An inspiring Facebook post went viral on Wednesday when a blind and deaf passenger, Tim Cook, was assisted by a 15-year-old girl, Clara Daly, on an …

Tim Cook

The Republican Party Moves From Family Values to White Nationalism

The migrant crisis signals an end to one era for the GOP—and the terrifying start of a new one.<p>Sitting in the Cabinet Room on Wednesday, surrounded by a largely white, male group of Republican lawmakers and administration officials, President Trump attempted to defuse a bomb of his own making. “We …

Immigration

The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

Books

Trump aide's boyhood classmate pens Politico piece blasting him for behavior back in 3rd grade

A man who claims to have attended third grade with White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has penned a peculiar op-ed for Politico Magazine …

Donald Trump

The death of the unarmed teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer is ruled a homicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the "trunk," the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The manner of Antwon Rose's death was listed as homicide.<p>The medical examiner's brief report did …

Crime

Black doctor tapes man using car to block gate to her home community

Nnenna Aguocha is a doctor who lives in a gated townhouse community in Buckhead, Atlanta. That’s a pretty wealthy area; and Aguocha is a doctor. …

Trespassing

Donald Trump is indisputably the worst president in American history

George W. Bush was a terrible president. He fumbled everything from Katrina to Iraq to the economy. But even he wasn't all bad — his AIDS initiative …

Donald Trump

New Study Might Explain Why White People Seem So Angry Lately

Have you ever wondered why the alt-right is obsessed with the term “white genocide?” Are you perplexed about the Trump Administration’s obstinate …

Demographics

Man Who Refused To Hand Over Immigrant Info To ICE: 'Don't Collaborate With Fascists'

"This is child abuse executed by the U.S. government," he said of the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy.<p>A former government employee who quit his job after refusing to hand over information about immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that those …

Immigration

Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.

Like most of you reading this, I am deeply appalled at what I see happening right now in the United States — immigrant children being snatched away …

Immigration

Trumpism, Realized

To preserve the political and cultural preeminence of white Americans against a tide of demographic change, the administration has settled on a policy of systemic child abuse.<p>At least 2,000 children have now been forcibly separated from their parents by the United States government. Their stories …

Immigration

History haunts, but Alabama changes

Single Page<p>Mobile Bay is shaped like a baby’s foot, fat and uncallused. The water is murky teal. At the shore, crisp sea oats jut upward, proud. The …

Doug Jones

The Verse/Chorus/Bridge Song Form

Songwriters have many options when it comes to structuring their work. The verse/chorus/bridge song form is one of those, and it expands the musical …

Guitar

Related Maps

Yankees aren’t supposed to know how to fry chicken, much less bake a proper buttermilk biscuit. But New York City restaurants have proven over time that they can master those and other Southern specialties. These Southern-centric restaurants (excluding barbecue joints, which deserve their own list) …

Top Chef

12 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth

There's more than one Independence Day in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that slaves …

George Washington

Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Highlight: Christina Aguilera Busks in NYC Subway in Disguise

Christina Aguilera and Jimmy put on disguises and give a surprise performance of her hit "Fighter" and Aretha Franklin's "Think" in a New York City …

Jimmy Fallon

My Father and Sandy Koufax

Baseball <i>has</i> started again, and not a moment too soon. I’m a Yankees fan, but I wasn’t always a Yankees fan. Growing up in New York, in the nineteen-fifties, I was a Dodgers fan and a Yankees hater—the two went hand in hand. Then came the Great Betrayal of 1957. The Dodgers left Brooklyn for the …

New York Yankees

Where have all our insects gone?

We appear to be making tracts of land inhospitable to most forms of life. If we lose insects, it all collapses<p>When Simon Leather was a student in the 1970s, he took a summer job as a postman and delivered mail to the villages of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire. He recalls his …

Insects

Protestors Confront Mike Pence: 'Why Are You Ripping Children From Their Families?'

A chaotic scene unfolded after Pence was confronted by protestors about immigrant children<p>While giving a speech yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, Vice …

Mike Pence

Mark Sanford Explains Why Republicans Will Do Nothing As The Republic is Destroyed

Mark Sanford, who committed the unpardonable sin of speaking against the current occupant of the White House while being Republican, just lost his …

United States

Three Years After Dylann Roof, Neo-Confederates Are Back

Honestly, though, they never left us.<p>Three years ago today, a Confederate enthusiast murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, …

Rights & Freedoms

Sandlot Reunion in LA

Cast of 'The Sandlot' celebrate at Dodger Stadium for its 25th anniversary

Boxing

John Legend slams Paul Ryan for Father's Day post amid immigration controversy: 'Seriously, f--k you'

Singer John Legend lashed out at House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday after the lawmaker posted a Father’s Day video about his children amid a controversy over a policy involving immigrant families getting split up at the border.<p>“Seriously, f--k you,” Legend tweeted. “Reunite the families at the …

Immigration

Off the Shelf: What Bourdain Leaves

He was a better writer and television producer than he ever was a cook.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Every week, Michael Brendan Dougherty writes an “Off the Shelf”</i> …

BBQ

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.<p>The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from …

Immigration

Colbert Throws the Bible Back at Jeff Sessions: Vladimir Putin Picked You, Not God (Video)

Stephen Colbert got serious on “The Late Show” Thursday night to rip Sessions for his “evil” policy of separating migrant children from their …

Donald Trump

The five “Parts Unknown” episodes you have to watch

Netflix announced today that although <i>Parts Unknown</i>, Anthony Bourdain’s travel show on CNN had been scheduled to leave the streaming service on June 16, in the wake of his death last week, they would keep the episodes indefinitely.<p>Currently there are eight seasons, each with eight one-hour episodes …

Parts Unknown

5 Not-To-Be-Missed New York City Taste Sensations

When visiting any city, it’s always a good idea to make a list of the things you want to see and do so you don’t miss out on a quintessential experience. If eating is one of them and you’re a food lover visiting The Big Apple this summer, here are five not-to-be-missed tastes of the city to add to …

New York City