Tim Plumley

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This Is the Last Thing Japan's Lost Black Hole Satellite Saw Before It Died

Earlier this year, Japan launched a groundbreaking black-hole-monitoring satellite—only to lose control of it almost immediately under strange …

Music Gear Thefts Dealt a Blow After 130 Arrested in Houston

In January, Saving Country Music did an in-depth look at how the City of Houston was becoming the <b>Stolen Music Gear Capital of the World</b>. From high …

Crime
Post Punk

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells

<b>Preliminary lab studies at the Salk Institute find THC reduces beta amyloid proteins in human neurons</b><p>June 27, 2016<p>LA JOLLA–Salk Institute scientists …

Hillary Clinton Is On A Mission To Rebuild The Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will maintain staff in all 50 states during the general election with an eye toward overwhelming Republicans in the fall and rebuilding the Democratic Party's infrastructure thereafter.<p>The strategy, described to The Huffington Post by Clinton campaign aides, …

Middle-class

Louis C.K. on the Right to Be Offensive, Why White Guys Should Stop Whining, and Bored Masturbation

When you watch comedy on television these days, especially shows that don’t seem to care if you’re laughing or wincing, there’s a good chance you’re …

Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free

By Alfred Soto<p>To discuss Latin American culture without mentioning the role of dancing would be myopic; to discuss gay culture without mentioning the …

Dancing

Celebrate Short Story Month With These 17 Stellar Short Stories By Contemporary Writers

We’re now in the throes of Short Story Month, a gleeful celebration of fiction writing with a word limit. Short stories are typically classified as any work amounting to fewer than 7,500 words, but of course, there’s much more to the form than that.<p>Working within a smaller frame, writers mustn’t …

Books

Red Bull Music Academy Daily

Recipe: Slow-Cooker White Beans in Parmesan Broth

Slow-Cooker White Beans in Parmesan Broth<p>Serves 6 to 8<p>1 cup dry navy or great northern beans (or 2 cups soaked, liquid discarded) <br>6 cups water<br>1 cup …

Slow Cookers

How Basia Bulat Mined Heartbreak To Create Her Poppiest Record Yet

The Canadian singer’s latest album, ‘Good Advice,’ takes on a new, revealing life on tour<p>Some people are presented with a cake on their birthday—and then some people are stopped in the middle of their rock show and surprised with a rocket ship piñata instead.<p>This is how things went down for …

Concerts

ELLE on Earth

How a leading women's magazine ruined a once-in-a-lifetime interview with fashion legend Rei Kawakubo<p>The press used to subsist on leaks; it now …

Nixon Policy Advisor Admits He Invented War On Drugs to Suppress 'Anti-War Left and Black People'

Dan Baum, writing in support of drug legalization at <i>Harper’s</i>, has unleashed a frank 1994 quote from former Nixon policy advisor John Ehrlichman, and …

Is Indie Rock Over The White Male Voice?

Indie rock died in 2009, or 2004, or maybe it was 2000. Or was it the moment when Modest Mouse and Wilco – critically acclaimed major-label bands …

Bands

Brie Larson’s Top 10

Jean-Luc Godard<p>This has always been my favorite Godard film. The first time I watched it, I was heartbroken because I thought my DVD was defective: …

What BuzzFeed’s Dao Nguyen Knows About Data, Intuition, And The Future Of Media

To understand what makes BuzzFeed tick, you need to know how Dao Nguyen thinks about data.<p>As the publisher in charge of BuzzFeed, which has annual revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars, you might expect Dao Nguyen to be getting the best tables at fancy restaurants in order to land …

Dow Jones

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

Language Learning

Can legal weed save the newspaper business? Wait — what was the question?

As a new film shows, the Denver Post’s pioneering pot coverage is no joke — it reminds us why newspapers exist<p>To my way of thinking the most interesting character in the documentary “Rolling Papers” is not Ricardo Baca, the onetime music journalist who had a moment of micro-celebrity after the …

Cannabis

The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy

The oldest joke on record, a Sumerian proverb, was first told all the way back in 1900 B.C. Yes, it was a fart joke: “Something which has never …

If You Get Laid Off, Go To Iceland

After Grantland shut down, I spent five very odd days in Reykjavik for the annual Iceland Airwaves music festival.<p>Last fall, on a cheerily balmy …

The sky is falling on print newspapers faster than you think

Last October, a McKinsey report declared, “We believe that many of the people likely to abandon print newspapers and print consumer magazines have …

Ridiculously Simple Things This Security Expert Does To Protect His Home

By<p>Jan 13 2016, 3:20 PM<p>If somebody is trying to open your sliding glass door in the middle of the night, chances are it’s a home invasion — they’re …

Home Security

The Case Against Bernie Sanders

Until very recently, nobody had any cause to regret Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Sanders is earnest and widely liked. He has tugged the …

The Great American Bubble Machine

From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to …

Finance