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The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Sometimes it feels like the neon thumbprint of the 1980s never went away. It’s arguably the defining throwback aesthetic of American culture today, from the TV series we reboot to the prints we wear. And when it comes to its music, well, that’s even more ubiquitous: The decade was one of great …

Synthpop

Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply …

Venezuela

U.S. Chamber of Commerce makes the case against Trump's tariffs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a new lobbying campaign on Monday to illustrate the ways that the Trump administration's tariffs can hurt every …

An Ex-Grace Pastry Chef Opens His Andersonville Bakery to Explore Scandinavian Roots

Bread lovers will want to get to Andersonville today where a new bakery, <b>Lost Larson</b>, officially opens to the public. Owner Bobby Schaffer has opened his own bakery cafe after working as a pastry chef at Michelin-starred restaurants Grace and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in suburban New York. Expect a …

Remembering When Only Barbarians Drank Milk

“Butter eater” was once a terrible insult.<p><i>This article is adapted from</i> <i>Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky</i><i>.</i><p>During a visit to conquered …

Cows

A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

GUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — has widened as the State Department evacuated at least two more Americans from China on Wednesday.<p>The Americans who were evacuated worked at …

Let Them Eat Trump Steaks

In general, Donald Trump is notoriously uninterested in policy details. It has long been obvious, for example, that he never bothered to find out what his one major legislative victory, the 2017 tax cut, actually did. Similarly, it’s pretty clear that he had no idea what was actually in the Iran …

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he’s related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth.

By Dave Sheinin<p>Dave Sheinin<p>National baseball writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It would have been January 1945. It would have been somewhere in Manhattan, out where the Irish people gathered. It must have been cold out, driving Joe Geheran and Mary Ann Moroney indoors, into the same building and eventually the …

Hall of Fame

How to get the iPad’s keyboard shortcut cheat sheet on Mac

One of the iPad’s handiest features is its keyboard-shortcut cheatsheet. Whenever you have a USB or Bluetooth keyboard attached to your iPad, just hold down the Command key and wait for a second. An overlay will pop up showing you all the keyboard shortcuts available for the current app.<p>Did you …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Fela Kuti and Tony Allen: Musicians who created a new sound

With the band Africa 70, Fela Kuti and Tony Allen developed a whole new genre: Afrobeat. As part of BBC Culture’s Power Pair series, Arwa Haider looks at how Kuti and Allen came up with a musical style that continues to influence today.<p>In the 1960s, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen joined a band formed …

African Music

Opioid Billionaire's Indictment Opens New Window on Epidemic

More than a decade after opioid painkillers first exploded across the U.S., John Kapoor found an aggressive way to sell even more, according to …

The Stubborn Genius of Auguste Rodin

With his sensual rendering of flesh, he wrenched figurative sculpture from millennia of tradition and sent it tumbling into modernity.<p>The hundredth anniversary of the death of Auguste Rodin prompts “Rodin at the Met,” a show of the Metropolitan Museum’s considerable holdings in works by the artist. …

The Story Behind Devo’s Iconic Cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”

One afternoon in 1978, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale—the two prime architects of the band Devo—were fidgeting in Peter Rudge’s office, near the Warwick Hotel, in Manhattan, with Mick Jagger. Rudge was the Rolling Stones’ manager, and Devo had recorded an odd cover of the band’s hit “(I Can’t …

Jerry Seinfeld, Craftsman and Crank

Somewhere toward the end of Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix special, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” the comedian sits cross-legged on what looks like a quiet city street—it might be the kind of movie-lot facsimile on which “Seinfeld” was often shot—surrounded by hundreds of yellow notebook pages. On the …

Vintage Photos Capture the Beautiful Seediness of Miami Beach

Jill Freedman's decade-long residency in South Florida captures the soul of Miami Beach after she had a falling out with the Big Apple.<p>In 1992, photographer Jill Freedman felt something uncivil in the New York air. The city she loved was becoming mean, its offbeat characters fading away to sleeker …

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss climate change at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to the agency and several people involved.<p>John Konkus, an E.P.A. spokesman and a former …

U.S. Politics

The Necessity of Questioning the Military

Honoring the sacrifice of servicemembers requires understanding why they were put at risk, and demanding that those who did so hold themselves to account.<p>On Thursday morning, I planned to write a pointed screed decrying President Trump’s propensity to view the military community as a problem he can …

Joni Mitchell Dug Deep to Make Her Dark Masterpiece ‘Blue’

As 1970 drew to a close, Joni did one more major benefit concert, Amchitka, supporting the launch of a fledgling environmental organization, …

Charlie Chaplin

How to Paint Like Monet

Learn How to Paint Like the Impressionist Claude Monet<p>Claude Monet is probably the best loved of all the impressionist painters, and he was certainly …

McConnell: Bannon a specialist 'at nominating people who lose'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Steve Bannon, along with others who are not backing GOP incumbents, are "specialists at nominating people who lose."<p>During an interview on "Fox News Sunday," McConnell responded to a clip, played by guest host Dana Perino, in which Bannon …

Talking Points Memo and Intelligent Tracking Prevention

I’ve been fascinated by the discussion about Apple’s new anti-3rd party cookie moves, especially in Mac OS X High Sierra and in iOS 11. The digital …

Fox renewed O’Reilly contract despite harassment allegations

NEW YORK — The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly …

Ad Industry Insiders Profited From An Ad Fraud Scheme That Researchers Say Stole Millions Of Dollars

<b>Some of the</b> <b>world’s biggest</b> brands were ripped off by a digital fraud scheme that used a network of websites connected to US advertising industry insiders to steal what experts say could be millions of dollars, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.<p>Approximately 40 websites used special code that …

Kylie Jenner

The advertising industry has been living a lie

• <b>Advertisers have fallen in love with the fantasy of buying ads aimed at exactly the right people on the web's "long tail."</b>• <b><br>But that's not really how people consume media. Most people don't spend time on thousands of websites.</b>• <b><br>Moreover, the kinds of sites that are actually available via ad exchanges</b> …

Advertising Industry

Thousands of Canadians live in the U.S. on NAFTA permits. So what happens if Trump kills the treaty? | The Star

The apprehension over the TN is another example of just how wide-ranging the impact of a NAFTA termination could be. While the deal is widely …

Intellectual Property

Catalan referendum: 'Police threw us aside … and more vanloads arrived'

Catalans describe scenes of violence at polling stations on referendum day that started with optimistic mood in Barcelona<p>Neither the dark nor the rain had put off the thousands of people who got up in the early hours of Sunday to gather at schools around Barcelona in the hope of voting on the …

Federal Savings Bank and Paul Manafort

<i>The Federal Savings Bank – FSB</i>There is a small brick building on the corner of Fulton and Elizabeth; on the third floor is the Federal Savings Bank. …

Guam, which has historically predicted election winner, picks Clinton

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — Hillary Clinton has overwhelmingly won the vote on the tiny U.S. island of Guam.<p>The territory, located west of the international date line, is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and bills itself as “Where America’s Day Begins.”<p>With 32,071 voters casting ballots, Democrat …

Why is the Google Pixel graded on a curve when the iPhone isn’t?

During the original iPhone introduction, Steve Jobs referenced a favorite quote of his from legendary computer scientist Alan Kay: “People who are …

Google Pixel