Shawn Hughes

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How Rap Became The Soundtrack To Polish Nationalism

KRAKOW, Poland — Tadek spent his teens scouring record stores for albums by the Wu-Tang Clan and other hip-hop artists in Poland’s medieval center, Krakow.<p>Tadek, whose full name is Tadeusz Polkowski, discovered rap in the ’90s when it was still a new import to Poland; communism kept the country …

Europe

At Tesla’s Factory, Building The Car Of The Future Has Painful And Permanent Consequences For Some Workers

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — Terrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the sound that would define his next few years, if not the rest of his life. “It was a big, loud pop,” he said. In one movement, Johnson had blown out his elbow and his shoulder. …

Tesla

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Meet the Glam Squads Behind the Olympic Games

24-hour days, hundreds of haircuts, and a whole lot of lip balm.<p>While Mirai Nagasu was practicing her triple axel and Chloe Kim was perfecting her back-to-back frontside 1080s, Amy Acton and her team were gearing up for a different side of the Olympics. Acton Style Group manages the hair, makeup, …

A Look Inside Origami's New HQ

With architectural supervision by Nobuo Araki himself.<p>Settlement and commerce firm Origami recently relocated to Tokyo’s Roppongi district, complete …

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …

Justin Olsen Will Get Lost

He wasn’t prepared to lead the U.S. Bobsled team to Pyeongchang. But eight months after the shocking death of his mentor—and America’s greatest bobsled driver—the 30 year-old has his sights set on the podium.<p>Justin Olsen’s start is perfect.<p>It’s a frigid November evening in Park City, Utah, and the …

Tears and Cheers on Day 7 at the Olympics: Pictures

Varanasi: City of Life and Death

Ghats, worshippers of idol, the Ganges, pyres, Lord Shiva & the ultimate liberation.<p>Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited …

Atheism

One day without plastic. Can you do it?

Take the pledge to go plastic-free on Feb. 21.<p>Like it or not, plastic is everywhere. We sit on it, store our food in it, drink from it, text with it, …