Ben Hundley

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Magical Dinners

An immigrant Thanksgiving.<p>So picture this: Thanksgiving, 1972. The Harbor House apartments on Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, red brick, low-rise, shot through with blacks and Puerto Ricans and then a smattering of us immigrants, the rest mostly white people of modest means, everyone …

NSO, Garrick Ohlsson in superb Busoni piano concerto

<b>WASHINGTON,</b> November 22, 2014 – After last weekend’s “Rite of Spring” tsunami, this week’s NSO concerts not only added Stravinsky’s popular “Firebird …

Flute

Interstellar

It’s damn near three hours long. There’s that. Also, <i>Interstellar</i> is a space odyssey with no UFOs, no blue-skinned creatures from another planet, no …

Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind

The visionary filmmaker opens up about his sci-fi epic, the biggest threats to humanity, and why he’d be too terrified to direct a ‘Star Wars’ …

Q&A: Iran nuclear crisis

<b>Iran and world powers have extended negotiations to end a decade-old crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme. There are still obstacles to a deal though, compounded by years of distrust.</b><p>Why is there a crisis?<p>World powers suspect Iran has not been honest about its nuclear programme and is seeking …

The New Yorker Publishes F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Previously Rejected in 1936

When you’re in the throes of rejection, it’s often hard to remember that everyone experiences it. Even if your mom pats you on the back and tells you …

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King’s office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

Stephen King

A Powerful Look At Veterans’ Tattoos–And The Stories Behind Them

When they return to civilian life, veterans often struggle to cope. Tattoos tell their stories.<p>Tattoos have become so mainstream over the past few decades that it’s impossible not to walk down the street without seeing at least a little ink on someone’s body. But credit for the tattooing trend …

The Imitation Game: watch Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in the Oscar-tipped biopic - video exclusive

The Imitation Game explores mathematical genius’s codebreaking work and run-in with the law over his sexual activities<p>Published: 14 Nov 2014<p>The wartime codebreaker and computing genius was pursued for homosexuality, but nobody – until film-makers came along – accused him of being a traitor, writes</b> …

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse.<p>Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and …

Food Fight: Reforming the Farm

<b>Q: Should we be looking more closely at how the food we eat affects the climate?</b><p><b>A:</b> I think there’s a growing recognition that you can’t really …

Agriculture

Capturing Literary Lives

This fall, Contrasto released “Writers: Literary Lives in Focus,” a collection of two hundred and fifty portraits of literary greats by some of the most heralded photographers of the twentieth century. From Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 1947 photograph of William Faulkner at his home in Oxford, …

Sophia Loren: how Cary Grant begged me to become his lover

When the young Sophia Loren dances a sultry flamenco in the role of Juana in the 1957 film <i>The Pride and the Passion</i>, the onlooking crowd of peasants appear spellbound, not least among them Cary Grant, who plays the English hero. Now the public are to learn what the film star was really thinking as …

Star Wars VII concept art suggests plot spoilers

A series of unofficial concept art images could hold clues to the storyline of Star Wars VII<p>The fallen over AT-AT that Daisy Ridley's character Kira lives in, a potential new addition to Chewbacca and the intricacies of Han Solo's coat have all potentially been revealed by unofficial Star Wars: …

France’s CAC 40 opens flat at 5,412.82

Apr 26, 2018<br>3:02 AM<p>Apr 26, 2018<br>3:01 AM<p>U.K.’s FTSE 100 opens 0.2% lower at 7,359.55<p>Apr 26, 2018<br>3:01 AM<p>Stoxx Europe 600 opens flat at 380.06<p>Apr 26, 2018<br>2:52 AM<p>LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profit since 2013, as higher oil prices and years of cost cutting …

Ask A Pair Of Strangers To Undress Each Other, Then Watch What Happens

What would you do?<p>"Undress Me"<p>Is getting undressed in front of a total stranger as awkward as we think? This short film found out.<p>Directed by …

The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy

When the editor’s gorgeous sister-in-law was killed, Bradlee rushed to find her diary. But why was James Jesus Angleton looking for it too?<p>On October …

The Storyteller

Fact, fiction, and the books of Madeleine L’Engle.<p>My copy was blue. The book was a small Scholastic paperback, and on the cover was a trio of pale-green concentric circles. They looked like radio waves, or the kind of design you could get by fiddling around with a Spirograph set. In one of the …

Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an "existential threat." For liberals and conservatives alike, …

John Wick

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>There’s an expression that even a broken clock is right twice a day. That pretty much sums up my feelings about Keanu Reeves’ career …