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Stephen A. Smith Won’t Stop Talking

How the star of “First Take” became ESPN’s most recognizable face.<p>View more<p>“I’m watching ‘60 Minutes’ last night, with the whole Stormy Daniels thing, and the President and all that,” Stephen A. Smith said, early on a Monday near the end of March. He was sitting behind the desk in his small, …

General Hospital

This J. Cole and Lil Pump Interview Is How We'll Achieve World Peace

The two rap "rivals" sit down and talk about life and compliment each other for an hour. No beef!<p>Strife is humanity, to be human is to experience conflict. Nowhere is this more apparent (besides geopolitics for some stupid reason) than in hip-hop, and no conflict incites more reaction than that of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women (As Chosen By You)

The results are in for the first-ever NPR Turning the Tables readers' poll, and they send a strong message to anyone fancying themselves a cultural justice warrior in 2018. It is this: <i>check your intervention</i>. The original list of 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women, assembled by a committee of nearly …

Music

The New Yorker Interview: Malcolm Gladwell on the Sociology of School Shooters and Police Bias

Malcolm Gladwell became a staff writer for <i>The New Yorker</i> in 1996, after nearly a decade at the Washington <i>Post</i>. That first year, he wrote a piece for the magazine called “The Tipping Point,” which considers the application of the theory of epidemics to the study of human behavior. What if homicides …

See How These Suburban Families' Lives Have Changed Over the Last 20 Years

We all have an image in our minds of what the American dream looks like, but rarely do we see it photographed. For the past 20 years, Beth Yarnelle …

The Billionaire Who Predicted The 2008 Financial Crisis Believes A Recession Will Happen Before 2020

In a conversation with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics this week, Ray Dalio, the hedge fund billionaire who founded Bridgewater Associates and predicted the 2008 financial crisis, said that he believes another recession was likely to happen before …

The Most Successful Guy on the Internet Really Made His Millions Doing This | Inc.com

The other day I came across an interview with celebrity entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk where he said that all he did between the ages of 20 and 30 was work. No social life. No outside interests. Every single hour of his life was dedicated to the grueling labor required to build his empire.<p>This is not …

Gary Vaynerchuk

“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa”

The Maison des Esclaves stands on the rocky shore of Gorée Island, off the coast of Senegal, like a great red tomb. During the years of its operation, the building served as a rendezvous point for slavers trafficking in a seemingly inexhaustible resource: Africans, whose very bodies became the …

Black Panther

Michelle Obama tells Ellen to 'forget what they're saying in Washington'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former first lady Michelle Obama offered a passionate appeal for empathy during her first televised interview since leaving the White House a year ago.<p>Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, who told the wife of President Barack Obama that she felt frightened after a year of political …

Michelle Obama

Here's What A $75K Salary Gets You In Six Different Cities In The US

The median household income in the US is a little over $57,000, but for many Americans, particularly those with families, that is hardly enough.<p><b>How much does</b> living cost in the United States in 2018? It varies wildly depending on factors like where you live, what your lifestyle is, how much debt …

Personal Finance

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Cat Person

<i>Audio:</i> Kristen Roupenian reads.<p>Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.<p>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I …

The Twenty-five Most-Read New Yorker Archive Stories of 2017

The year 2017 will be remembered for many things; one of them may be the way that, for so many of us, the news cycle seemed to speed up. Even so, readers found their way to <i>The New Yorker’s</i> archive in droves, discovering classic pieces that have remained or even grown more compelling with the …

The Twenty-Five Most-Read New Yorker Stories of 2017

<i>Note: This post has been updated to include Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person,” which has become the second most-read New Yorker article of the year since its publication, in our December 11th issue.</i><p>Determining <i>The New Yorker</i>’s “most popular” pieces of the year is a surprisingly fraught process. …

The Paradise Papers Data Dump: What's Been Reported

A new set of data taken from an offshore law firm again threatens to expose the hidden wealth of individuals and show how corporations, hedge funds …

LeBron James, Ice Cube and James Corden do Carpool Karaoke

LeBron James rode along with Ice Cube and James Corden, rapping to Cube famous “It Was a Good Day.” But before they turned the radio on, Corden asked …

Nobody Thinks About eBay

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.<p>“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like …

Declassified assessment says Russia ‘had clear preference’ for Trump, who met with US intelligence chiefs on Friday but refused to endorse their findings<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin interfered in the US presidential election to aid Donald Trump, according to a declassified assessment by the …

Russia

Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Best Non Hip Hop Albums Of 2016

What’s going on world! With 2017 just started, I would be remiss if I didn’t make a list of some great 2016 projects that weren’t Hip Hop or rap. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

The Strange, Complex Education of Jared Kushner

Can the political neophyte, who has stumbled in publishing and real estate, recognize his own limits—in the White House?<p>Earlier this year, as his family’s namesake company prepared to partner on a $340 million deal for 733,000 square feet of real estate in downtown Brooklyn, <b>Jared Kushner</b> sounded …

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

The Man Who Is Transforming Microsoft

<b>By Andrew Nusca</b><p>Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie<p>November 11, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>On the road with Satya Nadella’s traveling revival show.<p>A blustery …

Japan Pledges $30 Billion for Africa Over Next Three Years

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for …

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Mind

What made Papa Wemba so influential?

<b>Tributes have been pouring in for Congolese musician Papa Wemba who died on Sunday morning after collapsing on stage. African music expert Rita Ray looks at what made him so influential.</b><p>Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and …

New details about discovery of Scalia's body, his many health issues released

A Texas sheriff's department released an incident report late Tuesday that revealed new details of the discovery of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body, as well as the name of the friend who accompanied him on the hunting trip and the items found inside the ranch bedroom where the justice …

High Blood Pressure

The best coffee makers for every type of person

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Below I've rounded up most of the variations of at-home coffee makers you're likely to find and attempted to explain how they work and …

‘River,’ the ‘thoroughly depressing’ Joni Mitchell song that somehow became a Christmas classic

Michael Ball, a British stage actor and singer, was watching a performance of traditional Christmas music at a London drama school several years ago when the students unwrapped Joni Mitchell’s “River.”<p>Ball said he was somewhat startled, given that the classic 1971 confessional isn’t really a …

The Language of Nigerian Money

Last year, the Central Bank of Nigeria issued a new hundred-naira note to commemorate the union, in 1914, of the predominantly Muslim North and the predominantly Christian South. The redesigned bill includes a digital code that smartphone users can scan to see a timeline of currency used in the …