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Cynthia Nixon Wants to Legalize It

<b>What would you say is harder: appearing in two concurrent Broadway shows when you were a full-time college student, or running for governor of New York State when most people know you only from “Sex and the City”?</b> I think that running for office has pieces of stuff that I’ve done before, like …

How Low-Income Cyclists Go Unnoticed

There really is a world where people pedal to work, use bikes for everyday transportation and, by riding, form close communities of friends and neighbors—and it exists right in your own town<p><i>This article first appeared in the July 2006 issue of Bicycling magazine.</i><p><b>Francisco Orellano wakes</b> before …

Stunning geometries grace new Muslim cultural center in China

Wowza<p>Islamic tradition meets modern edge in this jaw-dropping new Muslim cultural center in Dachang, China, about 40 miles east of Beijing. Commissioned by the local government for the region’s significant Muslim population as well as visitors, the 376,700-square-foot building houses exhibition …

Architecture

A royal revolution: is Prince Charles's model village having the last laugh?

Poundbury, the Prince of Wales’s traditionalist village in Dorset, has long been mocked as a feudal Disneyland. But a growing and diverse community suggests it’s getting a lot of things right<p>In a room of raw concrete block walls and exposed steel beams, a man with a long hipster beard takes an …

Architecture

A Nostalgic Look Back at New York's 1970s Punk Rock Scene

Ramones, CBGB, 1977.<br>GODLIS<p>1 of 21<p>His photographs capture the culture of rock and punk music; the beguiling moments with the Ramones, Patti Smith, …

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What Made “I Have A Dream” Such A Perfect Speech

A closer look at one of the greatest speeches in American history offers inspiration for anyone trying to motivate a crowd.<p>Each year on this day, I make it a point to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s great “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s electrifying every single time.<p>The content of Dr. King’s …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The Rediscovered Classic

In the nineteen-seventies and eighties, a serial killer raped more than fifty women and likely murdered ten or more people. He was never caught.<p>Jan. 10, 2018

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Regarding Eddy Merckx

We were determined to solve the inevitable, essentially unknowable mystery of what made this quiet, unassuming son of a shopkeeper into the greatest cyclist of all time. So we just asked him.<p><b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from …

Powerful & Gritty Photographs Of New York City 36 Years Ago

36 Years ago, Matt Weber was driving his iconic yellow cab around the neighbourhoods and boroughs of New York. In between fares, he would take …

Who was Elisabeth Junek, and why is Bugatti giving her a special Veyron?

Bugatti is in the habit of recalling names from its storied history on the nameplates of its new models. The Veyron, after all, was named after Pierre, one of its most accomplished racing and test drivers. So, too, was the concept that preceded it named after Louis Chiron, another Bugatti racing …

The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

The Car As You Know It Is Dead

Goodbye, motoring. Hello, mobility. John Edson of Lunar explains why the future of cars is about experience versus ownership.<p>The tech world has been abuzz about the developments of the self-driving car, visions that are supplanting the earlier visions that would have filled the sky with flying …

10 Powerful Documentary Photo Essays from the Masters

Documenting people and the stories beyond the ordinary is one of the fascinating and daunting task in terms of Photojournalism. The Lives of those …

The Worst Air Pollution in the World Is NOT in Beijing

Man, do we love talking at how much China's air quality sucks—so much that we've even been suckered into fake viral memes about it. But, as the <i>New</i> …

Pollution

Westerners are so convinced China is a dystopian hellscape they’ll share anything that confirms it

When it comes to China stories, people will believe almost anything. Take, for instance, the reports about pollution being so severe in Beijing that residents now watch radiant sunrises broadcast on a huge screen in Tiananmen Square.<p>So, that never happened. As Tech in Asia flags, the sunrise is a …

The iPod of Prison

In early 2005, Josh Demmitt arrived at a federal prison camp, in Sheridan, Oregon, to serve a thirty-month sentence for starting a fire outside an animal-testing facility at Brigham Young University. The nineteen-year-old received a warm welcome from his fellow inmates, who greeted him with coffee …

With the Kurds, in Turkey

The Italian photographer Tommaso Protti first travelled to southeastern Turkey in 2010. The region is home to nearly half the world’s Kurds. Protti, twenty-six, was drawn to the craggy, expansive terrain, as well as to the Kurdish communities he visited there. He has returned several times to …

Disquiet in a Turkish Fishing Village

Until a couple of years ago, Garipçe, a tiny village in metropolitan Istanbul, near the Black Sea, was known among Turks for being a retreat, a place that offered fresh fish beside a clean expanse of water but was still accessible by city bus. The village survives on fishing and light tourism; the …

A Hostage to Christie in Hoboken?

“The bottom line is, it’s not fair for the Governor to hold Sandy funds hostage for the City of Hoboken because he wants me to give back to one private developer,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer told Steve Kornacki, of MSNBC, this weekend. By Sunday, she said she was meeting with the United States Attorney’s …

After Desert Storm

In a dispatch for Creative Time Reports today, Sylvia Plachy recalls working in Kuwait in 1991, in the aftermath of the first Iraq War. She came to the country as a staff photographer for the <i>Village Voice.</i> “The oil fires were still burning and would continue to burn for six months more,” she …

The New Aaron Swartz Documentary at Sundance

“The Internet’s Own Boy,” a documentary about the life and death of Aaron Swartz, premièred on Monday at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. The life of Swartz as a coder and an Internet thinker is well known. A believer in free access to knowledge, in 2010 Swartz …

Sex and the Movies: How sensuality struck back against violence this year.

So because I'm miserable at scheduling and really good at overscheduling, this has to be my last post. I leave for the Sundance Film Festival today. …