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Seth Meyers: Trump Has Always Been ‘Racist and Insane’—Charlottesville Proved It

‘You can stand for a nation, or you can stand for a hateful movement,’ the ‘Late Night’ host said. ‘You cannot do both.’<p>Before doing anything else …

Rights & Freedoms

Here’s 10 types of marijuana that will make you more active

Puff puffin marijuana to the nearest marathon<p>If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are finding that working out while high, makes the workout more tolerable and less miserable. You’ll be more active, get …

Cannabis

Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer

Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool. Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able to monitor and backup files inside of any folder you point it to. That can include your desktop, your entire documents folder, or other more specific …

Google

How Bob Dylan Makes Sense of His Nobel Prize in Literature

Listen to his wandering, poetic, and critical Nobel Lecture.<p>For half a century people have tried to make sense of Bob Dylan's mind. His songs, his behavior, his persona, his ideas, and stories have been analyzed by the greatest thinkers in music, culture, and literature. But only Bob Dylan knows …

Literature

10 Buzzworthy Books From Memoirists And Essayists

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir</b> by Sherman Alexie<p>“Despite some repetition, this is a powerful, brutally honest memoir about a mother and the son who loved her.” The story of the popular Native American author’s difficult …

Books

What you need to know about ticks

<b>(CNN) —</b> As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary …

Disease

Grilled, Baked & Cedar Planked: 7 Easy and Delicious Salmon Recipes

Salmon fillets are typically sold prepped and ready to cook — and there are endless ways to prepare them. From baked salmon with honey mustard and a pecan panko crust to mirin-glazed salmon, these tested and perfected recipes are perfect for fast and flavorful dinners.<p>1. Baked Salmon with Honey …

Seafood

Actually, Spam Is Good

Let the chefs who grew up on Spam teach you how to eat it right.<p>Straight out of the can, Spam has the mouthfeel of a pinkish pâté and the look of congealed goo, putting it in stark contrast with artisanal cookery. "It doesn't check any of the boxes of ethically sourced, local, healthy, or organic," …

Spam

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

Trump has no idea how to tend his garden

What a world. I spend an evening looking at a friend’s video he shot in Uganda, impoverished people dancing with hands over their heads, overjoyed that a well has been dug and they can drink good water without having to hike for miles. The next day I read about a foundation grant to create …

Donald Trump

Running Down The Road Again: A Conversation With Arlo Guthrie, Plus Chatting With Country Newcomer Michael Tyler

<b>A Conversation with Arlo Guthrie</b><p><b>Mike Ragogna</b>: Arlo, <i>Alice’s Restaurant</i>’s 50th Anniversary tour is dovetailing into your <i>Running Down The Road t</i>our. With your focus on that older material all these decades later, have you noticed things about those songs that you might have missed at the time of their …

Dear Willie...

It was morning, a long time ago. I'd just moved to the Georgia Mountains during a down pour the night before and I felt like road kill. To be honest, despite its beauty, I was not happy about this place being my new home. I'd recently given birth to my youngest child and my beloved grandmother (Maw …

Read The List Of Important Issues This 7-Year-Old Sent To Elected Officials

Seven-year-old Evann from Camarillo, California, knows no voice is too small to be heard. That’s why she wrote a letter to her state’s elected officials in response to President Donald Trump’s recent policies.<p>Evann’s mother, Kristin Carter, told The Huffington Post that her daughter has been …

Harry Potter

The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit organization …

Museums

The incompetent millions of outlaw voters

Interesting times we live in. The ban on Muslims, which was not a ban on Muslims, except they all seemed to be Muslims who were held up at airports, no Johnsons or Aberystwyths, and they had green cards and visas, including a translator formerly employed in a war zone by U.S. forces, brought …

Garrison Keillor

Today is your last day of vacation

It certainly feels like the last day of something. Maybe vacation isn’t the right word, because the weather has been as unsummery as our politics, and there was little relaxation to be had.<p>NEVERTHELESS. This isn’t about what you are ready for. Something starts tomorrow that is going to require your …

Education

Here's Donald Trump Speaking, But With An Accordion Attached To His Hands

Huw Parkinson is clearly an editor extraordinaire. He digitally added an accordion to Donald Trump’s hands to sync up with the president-elect’s wild gesturing. It’s the “Life Accordion To Trump.”<p>Challenge: do your best not to crack a smile while watching this. Bravo, Huw.

Donald Trump

Finally, Something Wonderful Happened

A sunny end to a dark week.<p>This might just have saved the week.<p>Most people who know me IRL, as the kids would say, know that, in 1976, I was nearly hired as a speechwriter by then-Senator Joe Biden. (What can I tell you? If he'd given me the gig, he'd be building his library by now.) Anyway, I've …

Joe Biden

How the Attacks on Trump Reinforce His Strategy

One of the tricky things about strategy is that good strategies end up seeming inevitable, and that makes them difficult to analyze. After the fact, we have trouble distinguishing cause from effect, or strategic choices from good luck — and as a result, we draw suspect lessons from the exercise. …

Hillary Clinton

32 Beautiful Book Quotes To Read When You're Feeling Lost

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."<p>2. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”<p>—Bram Stroker, <i>Dracula</i><p>3. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. …

Thanks, Dad, for Helping to Save This Thing. Sorry We're Blowing It.

Veterans Day, 2016.<p>November 11, 2016. My walk to work, Part One.<p>Most days, I cross the Charles River on my way to the BlogCave by crossing a steeply-arched footbridge a little bit above Watertown Square. Most days, I stop and look at the old yellow sign that is fastened to the concrete on the north …

U.S. Army

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and mastermind behind The West Wing reacts to Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States in a moving letter written to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy and her mother Julia Sorkin.<p>Sorkin Girls,<p>Well the world changed late last …

Donald Trump

I Am Sure of Nothing Now

What will it look like? And how will his voters react when he breaks their hearts?<p>PHILADELPHIA—On September 4, 1787, in a hall not far from here, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention reached yet another compromise. Like all of those compromises before, this one was driven at least in part …

Affordable Care Act

David Foster Wallace Empowered a Generation to Talk About Mental Health

He wrote. We tweet.<p>Today, on World Mental Health Day, everyone should take the time to read David Foster Wallace's "The Depressed Person."<p>Published in <i>Harper's</i> in 1998, "The Depressed Person" is a short story about an unnamed woman with major clinical depression who attempts to dissect her …

Mental Health

Blake Within Blake Within Blake Without End

As I have written before, the great William Blake magnificently employed signs beyond mere words in his poetry. His powerful illustrations of verse add much additional meaning to his work. As I have noted before, his symbols such as words are greatly supplemented by other types of signs such as the …

William Blake

Miley Cyrus Makes Woody Allen’s Amazon Series Worth Watching

Crisis in Six Scenes is creaky and dated, but three women—Elaine May, Judy Gold, and the erstwhile Hannah Montana—distinguish themselves anyway.<p>It’s hard to tell which squeaks loudest in <b>Woody Allen’s</b> 60s-set series <i>Crisis in Six Scenes</i> (Amazon Studios): the creaking jokes, the creaking joints of …

Why Regina Spektor Thinks We're All Lucky to Get Older

Our generation's Joni Mitchell talks about her new album, Remember Us to Life.<p>When Regina Spektor's son was born in early 2014, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist worried she'd have no little to no time to dedicate to her songwriting. Even worse, she tells <i>Esquire</i> that she feared she'd be …

Songwriting

What Hunter S. Thompson Stole from Hemingway's House 52 Years Ago

Half-a-century later, HST's widow just returned it.<p>In 1964, Hunter S. Thompson traveled to Ernest Hemingway's home in Ketchum, Idaho, to write an article for <i>The National Observer</i> about "this outback little Idaho village that struck such a responsive chord in America's most famous writer." While he …

Literature

Read Hunter S. Thompson's Ballsy Cover Letter to the Vancouver Sun

In honor of his birthday, we're looking back at a slightly lesser-known piece of Gonzo's work.<p>Hunter S. Thompson would have been 79 years old today.<p>Although he died in 2005, his work continues to be an inspiration to many: <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>, <i>The Rum Diary</i>, and <i>Hells Angels</i> will surely …

Hunter S. Thompson

Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

It's going to be pretty hard to keep weed illegal when your grandparents are smoking it to prevent Alzheimer's.<p>This week scientists found evidence …