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How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

Black Panther is a joyous game changer for Marvel

The movie soars on the spirit of its heroes and its villain.<p>Black Panther has been an Avenger for the past 50 years, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966. What Kirby and Lee created, and what subsequent writers and artists have since refined, is one of the smartest and most powerful members …

Marvel Universe

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

SEATTLE — Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.<p>The alliance was a sign of just how frustrated American businesses are with the state of the …

Health Care

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

Google’s Free App Analyzes Your Selfie and Then Finds Your Doppelganger in Museum Portraits

The developers of the free Google Arts & Culture app have some sobering news.<p>Having the ability to virtually explore the history, back stories, and …

Is Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams the New Black Mirror?

The author Philip K. Dick sounded alarm bells about alternate realms and the dehumanizing effects of technological advancement decades before anyone …

Science Fiction

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archeologist at the University of Alaska …

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

J.M. Coetzee’s Essays on Literature Examine the Role of the Author

When I read that an author rarely gives interviews, I often assume that it’s out of a noble dedication to the notion that what they say about their work shouldn’t be given equal regard to the work itself. They’ve written the novel, now it’s in the world, and readers will make of it what they will. …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>About three weeks earlier, …

Donald Trump

The 100 Best Cookbooks of All Time

So many great titles, so little shelf space. These are the best of the best.

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Ranking The 10 Best New Netflix TV Series Of 2017

Two years ago, Netflix’s nearly 75 million users watched 42 <i>billion</i> hours of content on the streaming service over the course of that year. Those numbers have only grown since as Netflix has added more original content, including over <i>50</i> new seasons of television aimed at adults in 2017 alone. That’s …

TV

How The Handmaid’s Tale Changed the Game for Hulu

<i>This story originally ran on June 15, 2017. We’re repubbing it given the network’s multiple Emmy wins Sunday night, including Best Drama.</i><p>Given its …

TV

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

FCC weakens limits on owning TV stations, easing Sinclair-Tribune deal

Federal regulators rolled back a series of decades-old regulations Thursday in a move that will make it far easier for media outlets to be bought and sold — potentially leading to more television broadcasters, newspapers and radio stations being owned by a small handful of companies.<p>A major …

Net Neutrality

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.<p>Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an …

Government

Like if You Want the Truth to Win

How to deal with our Facebook problem<p>Anyone who watched the Congressional hearings last week knows that <b>Silicon Valley</b> is being castigated for helping</b> …

Masayoshi Son

Tüm zamanların en iyi 100 Türk filmi

Film keyfi yapmak isteyenlere Türk sinemasından öneriler... İşte Türk filminde IMDb’nin verilerine göre en iyilerin belirlendiği ilk 100 …

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

People who pack up and transport their house twice a year become choosy about their possessions. I recently traveled among the nomads of Mongolia for …

The Future

Disney's Expanded 'Movies Anywhere' Service Puts All Your Movie Content in One Place

Disney's free Movies Anywhere service is expanding thanks to partnerships with Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros, allowing customers who purchase movies from services like iTunes and Amazon Video to watch all of their content in one place using the Movies Anywhere apps.<p>Disney has been …

Could this little town in Pennsylvania be the new capital of American pizza?

A few miles outside of Scranton lies the tiny town of Old Forge, Pennsylvania. With a population of only 8000, to say that Old Forge is off the beaten path is an understatement. But those who have tried the community’s unique version of the pizza pie keep coming back for more.<p>Just one thing: don’t …

The Shirt Of The Future Will Be Made By Methane-Eating Bacteria

By using a greenhouse gas as the basis for a new material, Mango Materials wants to create a new model of garment production that cleans up the atmosphere as it makes us new clothes.<p>When it wafts from landfills or dairy farms, waste methane–a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than CO2–is usually …

The Genius of the Playboy Interview

Hugh Hefner was a complicated individual whose notions of sexuality and human relationships were at once woke and predatory, who stumbled upon a …

Hugh Hefner

Self-driving car guru forms God-bot religion, report says

Commentary: The engineer at the center of the Waymo-Uber lawsuit is said to be looking toward celestial times when AI creates God. Or perhaps gods.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If there is a God, I feel sure he's not a robot.<p>The world …

Five spectacular writers houses you can visit

<i>What can you discover about a creative person by seeing where they lived and worked? This is a question one of our favorite design websites The</i> …

Michael Ondaatje opens archive to reveal his writing methods

Author’s papers, acquired by the Harry Ransom Center in Texas, include a photograph that formed the basis of one of the scenes in The English Patient<p>An image of a drunken Oxford party that Michael Ondaatje clipped from a magazine and stuck into a notebook would, years later, inspire a scene in The …

Before ‘The Iliad,’ Did Homer Write the World’s First Comedy?

Before ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey,’ Homer’s very first work—if Homer actually existed—is named ‘Margites,’ after its main character who was nothing …