Bryant Anthony Welters

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How studying the Vietnam War helped me make sense of the Trump era in America

I always planned to spend much of 2017 thinking about the Vietnam War. In the summer of 2016, I began to report a major project on Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary about the conflict, which set me up for 15 months of reading all the major books about the war, interviewing soldiers who fought …

Vietnam

There Is Something About Football

<i>This story appears in the Oct. 9, 2017, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>A man has come home to learn about football. He …

Computer Science

Blade Runner 2049: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: Skyscrapers engulfed in a sickly yellow haze; Elvis Presley performing on the …

WeWork's $20 Billion Office Party: The Crazy Bet That Could Change How The World Does Business

<b>ADAM NEUMANN, THE FRENETIC</b> cofounder and CEO of WeWork, was pacing back and forth in his office in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, ignoring the heavy bag, the Peloton spin bike and the generously stocked bar in favor of something more urgent: the clock. Softbank boss Masayoshi Son, Japan’s …

Henry Viii

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding that friend because of the wrong thing I’d said. Plus, I haven’t called my mother yet today: guilty. And I really should have organised something special …

Economic Justice

D.C. Cherry Blossom Season in Photographs

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Talking 'Interstellar' With Jonathan Nolan And Kip Thorne

Director Christopher Nolan‘s Oscar-winning, brilliant sci-fi blockbuster <i>Interstellar</i> — which debuted on Digital-HD this week, and hits Blu-ray and DVD March 31 — has been the subject of much discussion about its scientific accuracy, particularly regarding black holes and wormholes. That discussion …

Star Trek

DC's Union Market: A Food Hall Rebuilt From Scratch Following a Fire

How food became a priority at Union Market, a food hall in Washington, D.C.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at the changing landscape of food markets. Hyper-local</i> …

Real Estate

Inside Clarity, the Vienna Restaurant with Plenty of Views of the Kitchen

Clarity, Vienna's latest bistro, is inching closer to an opening.<p>The restaurant from Jason Maddens (Central) and Jonathan Krinn (Inox, 2941) has an open kitchen with seating alongside it, a large bar area, dramatic blue chairs and textured walls. It's located in a shopping center at 442 Maple Ave. …

Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi if president seeks third term | Reuters

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Peace mediator Tanzania warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that would prevent the president there running for another term.<p>Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza attends the opening of a coffee conference in the …

Africa

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Sea Level

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911. What happened instead captured the world’s attention, something none of the scientists, journalists and paying public aboard could have foreseen.<p>…

PS4 Review Part One: Video Game Console Meets Gaming PC

Having spent the past month or so playing around with the Xbox One, I now turn my attention to Sony’s offering: The PlayStation 4.<p>Here are some first impressions.<p><b>The Box</b><p>Sony’s next-gen (current-gen?) system is an impressive piece of hardware.<p>The tilted design looks good, and gives it a distinctly …

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie <i>All Is Lost</i> — he plays the only character. He plays a man stranded alone on a small yacht in the Indian Ocean, and <i>New York Times</i> film critic A.O. Scott says it's "the performance of a lifetime."<p>We don't know the man's name, why he's there, or …

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

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Is Capitalism in Trouble?

CEOs are growing nervous. Can they help save our system from its worst excesses?<p>On a Wednesday in mid-September, some 30 entrepreneurs from around the world put on boots and blue jeans and spent four hours digging out Namaste Solar, a solar-power company in Boulder, Colorado, from under three feet …

The Esquire FAQ: The Dow's Record-Setting 16,000

A guide to understanding some of these words on CNBC<p><i>The Dow Jones industrial average topped 16,000 today. Great! But what the hell does that mean? Here's an explainer.</i><p><b>The Dow has hit 16,000! Is there a new dawn in America?</b><p>Likely not. The Dow is a nice proxy for the market but it mostly tells us …

Stock Markets

Beautiful Games: total football exposed

With the World Cup feeling closer than ever, we thought a little reminder of this unusual photographic essay on the Dutch football team from 2004 would be fitting. Shot by German photographer Claudio Hils for the Amsterdam-based magazine and gallery Foam, the work explores the seldom-seen …

Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better

Social media has helped make young men comfortable with opening up emotionally.<p><i>The Internet has ruined high-school writing.</i> Write the line on the board five hundred times like Bart Simpson. Remember and internalize it. Intone it in an Andy Rooney-esque grumble.<p>I've heard the line repeated by dozens …

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

Ireland Will Bulldoze 40 Vacant Housing Developments — Only 1,260 to Go

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Medicine

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Facebook Can Be Better Than Happiness

Use judiciously, but be not afraid.<p>Multiple outlets remonstrated the Facebook-inclined yesterday, to the effect of "Facebook Use Predicts Decline In Happiness." The stories were based on an academic research article out of the University of Michigan published in <i>PLOSOne</i>, titled "Facebook Use …