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The message of material: How the Obama Center gets built looms large

It would be going too far to say that the Chicago Plan Commission didn’t know what it was voting for when its members overwhelmingly endorsed the proposed Obama Presidential Center on Thursday. But in a way, that’s what happened. One of the architects even said so afterward.<p>The “outline has been …

Architecture

38 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products You Won't Regret Buying

So you can actually eat the fruits of your labor.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been</i> …

Shopping

Paul Ryan timeline: Wisconsin to Washington

Here is a look at some key points in the life of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, who announced his retirement Wednesday.<p><b>Jan. 29, 1970:</b> Ryan is born in Janesville, Wis., the youngest of four children of Elizabeth and Paul Murray Ryan.<p><b>Summer 1986:</b> At age 16, Ryan finds his father, an attorney, …

Presidential Debate

The Tragedy of Paul Ryan

He began as a Jack Kemp conservative. He ended as Donald Trump’s man on Capitol Hill.<p>Paul Ryan came to Congress as a Jack Kemp conservative and will depart as a Donald Trump Republican.<p>It’s more complicated than that, certainly. History requires nuance and texture. But legacies are reductive by …

Republicans

The unsung hero of the worst aviation disaster of all time

On this day in 1977, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway. Five hundred and eighty-three people were killed in what remains the deadliest air disaster in history.<p>Telegraph Travel has previously …

The Untold Story of the Pentagon Papers Co-Conspirators

Speaking publicly for the first time, a historian reveals the crucial role that he and a small band of others played in helping Daniel Ellsberg leak the documents to journalists.<p>In June of 1971, Gar Alperovitz, a thirty-five-year-old historian, sped through suburban Boston, looking for an …

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.<p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news. Amazon, the global internet retailer, was opening a massive …

The man’s man’s kitchen

Appliances and the kitchens they fill have evolved around the men who now inhabit them—even if appliance brands would prefer not to talk about it<p>I was 22 when my mother handed me the first kitchen appliance that was ever my very own: her old Crock-Pot, a ceramic white oval that had long since …

Kitchens

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

How to live it up in retirement, without burning through savings

<i>My husband and I are planning to retire this year and want to enjoy retirement. We do not want to skimp on simple pleasures and die with lots of money in the bank. But we also don't want to run through our savings too soon. So how do we calculate withdrawals from our nest egg to spend as much as</i> …

Retirement

What Fire and Fury Shares With the Steele Dossier

Trump’s first year in office has been bookended by the splashy release of two documents full of partially verified information that has damaged the president.<p>It’s fitting that this week, as Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> consumes Washington, also marks the anniversary of the publication of the Trump …

The best train journeys in Europe for 2018

Our rail experts offer a guide to the best rail journeys in Europe for 2018.<p>1. Eurostar, London to Amsterdam<p>It’s the biggest Eurostar news for a decade. From spring 2018 direct trains will zip from London St Pancras to Rotterdam in just over three hours, plus Amsterdam in around four. The speedy …

How Ancient Roman Ruins Ended Up 2,000 Miles Away in a British Garden

A brief tale of imperialism<p>Anyone taking a walk through the Great Windsor Park in Surrey, England, is met with an impressive sight. Through the thick coverts and oak trees, across the long lawns where deer scatter, the towering lines of roman columns loom into view. This is the Temple of Augustus, …

Ronan Farrow, the Hollywood Prince Who Torched the Castle

A child of entertainment royalty and an early witness to "power used for ill," the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow opens up about helping bring …

Sexual Harassment

‘What I saw I will never forget’

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>MESA, Ariz. — The storage unit’s corrugated metal door slid upward, revealing 100 square feet of mostly empty space. Not …

Military

Inside the Strange and Fascinating World of Celebrity Money Handlers

Being famous is great. Managing a star's money? Tricky.<p>Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t know her ATM pin. Oprah hadn’t seen the inside of a bank in 29 years. …

“She Didn’t Want This Come Hell or High Water”: Inside Melania Trump’s Secretive East Wing

Understanding the most enigmatic First Lady—and unusual marriage—in modern political history.<p>I. “Not My Thing”<p>Back in 2014, when Donald Trump was considering yet again a run for president, he polled his friends and advisers about what he should do. He went through a lengthy process, toyed with …

Donald Trump

Meet the Tesla Semitruck, Elon Musk's Most Electrifying Gamble Yet

Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and …

Grace under fire: A first lady's ambition cut short

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power …

South Africa

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of …

The One County In America That Voted In A Landslide For Both Trump And Obama

And what it can tell us about 2018 and beyond.<p>In the year since President Trump pulled off his stunning upset of Hillary Clinton, Democrats have …

A 600-Year History of Cookbooks as Status Symbols

Tracing the path from 15th-century royal kitchens to 1992’s The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Cookbook and beyond<p>Early cookbooks were fit for kings. In the 15th and 16th centuries in Western Europe, the oldest published recipe collections emanated from the palaces of monarchs, princes, and</i> …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can Only Shrug When Busted Without Evidence of Hillary 'Collusion'

The White House plan for muddying the waters on the Russia investigation at the moment involves saying the words “collusion” and “Hillary Clinton” …

Poll: Corker Suffers in Poll After Trump Spat

Disapproval spikes 14 points<p>Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s approval numbers suffered in Tennessee after his feud with President Donald Trump.<p>A …

Robert Mueller's First Charges

The special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation reportedly obtained a sealed indictment on Friday.<p>It’s the end of the beginning for the Russia investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly filed the first criminal charges as part of the sprawling inquiry into Moscow’s …

Upper East Side Penthouse Listed for First Time Since 1930

The $15-million Manhattan home in an Emery Roth-designed building was once owned by noted philanthropists<p>For the first time since 1930, a penthouse …

Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron

The man does not perspire. I discovered that on 12 September, on the island of Saint Martin, a French territory in the Caribbean that had been devastated a few days earlier by Hurricane Irma. Uprooted trees, roofs ripped from houses, streets blocked by mountains of debris: for three hours Emmanuel …

Emmanuel Macron

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

<i>Spenser Mestel | Longreads | September 2017 | 21 minutes (5,400 words)</i>On July 2, 1972, Angela Davis was sitting in the Plateau Seven restaurant in …

Surveillance

'Where's the captain?' – and other things passengers say to female pilots

<b>The launch of the everywoman in Travel Awards has inspired Telegraph Travel to celebrate the successes of women in the industry and raise awareness of roles where women are still under-represented, including the board room, the bridge of cruise ships – and commercial jet cockpits.</b><p>“I’ve been asked …

Air Canada