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The revolution that could change the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Teaching

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall | WIRED

<i>Read part I of this story here.</i><p><i>“I imagine that someday<br>I may have a story written about<br>my life and it would be<br>good to have a detailed account of</i> …

Facebook Is Eating the Internet

The state of the media in 2015 begins and ends with the tech giant.<p>Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media. It drives a quarter of all web traffic. In turn, Facebook sucks up a huge portion of ad revenue—the …

Social Media

BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

<b>1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse</b><p>Police in Los Angeles are investigating allegations of child abuse made against singer Michael Jackson.<p>They have refused to give details but it has emerged that two of Mr Jackson's homes were searched at the weekend following allegations of child abuse.<p>It …

Michael Jackson

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The Power of Two

Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.<p>In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Richard Nixon Argues Gays Are 'Born That Way' In Newly-Released White House Tapes

A series of newly-released White House recordings are shedding light on former U.S. President Richard Nixon's stance on the gay and lesbian community, among other disclosures.<p>In the 1971 recordings, which can be heard on Vanity Fair's website, Nixon describes himself as "the most tolerant person," …

How to Tune into a Wine's Prime Drinking Time

You can open that bottle now—or you can hold off and wait until the peak of its drinking window, when the aromas have deepened to a more complex bouquet<p>By<p>Lettie Teague<p>Lettie Teague<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Lettie.Teague@wsj.com<p><b>ALTHOUGH JUST ABOUT</b> every wine in the world is created to be …

Wine

Amazon picks best books of 2014 so far

2014 is about half over, and the Amazon team has already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions …