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7 Conversations Parents Need to Have With Their Kids in 2018

Talking about the world with your kids using a 'power over/power with' framework can help them make sense of what’s going on around them.<p><b>Power Should</b> …

Frederick Douglass

Apple TV’s gorgeous Aerial screen saver gains 21 new videos, watch them all right here

tvOS packs in Apple’s attractive new Aerial screen saver which plays eye-candy high-definition drone footage of various landmarks and places from …

Drones

The two fundamental story plots that teach kids to build resilience

In every culture that anthropologists have ever studied, people tell stories.<p>Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.<p>Stories are told …

Darth Vader

WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers

This should be an officially labeled time of the year. I suggest we call it Maker Time—it's that time after kids get out of school, but before all of …

Kids

Perfect Pairings: 10 Marvelous Musical Collaborations In 2016

<b>Words by: Chad Berndtson, Andy Kahn & Scott Bernstein</b><p>The truth about musical collaborations and sit-ins is that they don’t always find successful …

10 Brilliant Gifts for the Curious Kid in Your Life

Encourage someone’s boundless curiosity this holiday season. Here are 11 gifts designed for your niece who’s going through her “why” phase, your …

Street Fighter

An Open Letter To Supposedly Pro-Choice, Pro-Same Sex Marriage, Non-Racist Trump Supporters

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an editorial from former Wall St. Journal writer Asra Q. Nomani, titled “I’m a Muslim, a woman and an …

Weekend LISTening: 10 Bands Keeping The Grateful Dead Alive

Our guest on Friday's episode of <i>World Cafe</i> was Bob Weir, the founding rhythm guitarist of iconic American band the Grateful Dead. For five decades, Weir has carried the torch for his band, celebrating its legacy through repackaged deep dives into the archives as well as extensive tours with …

Indie Music

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Trump Russian connection is real, so is anger with James Comey

Keep all this in mind as part of the pushback against James Comey’s Friday interference with the election.<p>x<p>Hmm, he did the same w/his fingers MT …

Government

The North Face’s Epic 1966 Store Opening, Starring Dirt Bags, Hells Angels and the Grateful Dead

To outsiders, it must have felt like any other night in North Beach, San Francisco’s hub for the beats and the burgeoning counterculture. A loud, …

Grateful Dead

If Your Uncontrollable Life Is Making You Anxious, Try Controlling Your Dreams

<b>Dreams are strange, misunderstood things. This week, Science of Us</b> <b>is exploring</b> <b>the latest research that helps explain what they are, what they might</b> …

The Best Comedian-Auteur TV Shows in the Post-Louie Era, Ranked

<b>Come see Jerrod Carmichael at the 2017 Vulture Festival with The Carmichael Show co-stars David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West,</b> …

Perfect Sound Forever: Grateful Dead family and LSD

Very little has been written about the story of LSD and related the role of the Grateful Dead post-1970's. Enter Jesse Jarnow's new book, <i>Heads</i>, …

Grateful Dead

What's It Like Playing With Dead & Company?

The surviving members of the Grateful Dead have sold out stadiums from coast to coast each of the last two summers. This would have been impossible …

Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the Mediterranean. His name was Hapy: god of fertility, lord of the river, life-giving steward of its floods. And, on his plinth at the western mouth of the Nile, a massive …

Ancient History

600,000 People See Grateful Dead, Allmans & The Band At Summer Jam At Watkins Glen In 1973

It’s been 43 years since over 600,000 descended upon Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York for the Summer Jam concert featuring</b> …

Embrace of the Serpent review – you will be transported

Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s transcendent adventure takes us on a dreamlike journey to the Amazon, guided by a charismatic shaman<p>This extraordinary, hypnotic work by Colombian director Ciro Guerra seems at first glance to be a dreamy inversion of the themes of Herzog’s <i>Fitzcarraldo</i> and Coppola’s</i> …

South America

MacPaw’s Gemini 2 intelligently finds duplicates to free space on your Mac

One of the most frustrating parts about keeping a large photo collection (75,000 and growing), is that I often end up with duplicates over years of maintenance. I’ve spent my fair share cleaning and sorting my library, but it always seems like an album sneaks in with duplicate photos. I’ve been an …

iPhone capacity full? This cool trick will free up space without deleting files and apps

Then go to the movies section of the iTunes store and pick a big file to rent – one that's <i>bigger</i> than the amount of space you have left on your …

Apps

SXSW 2016 Late-Night Dispatches: Thursday

Thursday Night Dispatch From SXSW 2016<p><b>Listen · 16:09</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>It's our third <i>All Songs Considered</i> podcast of SXSW 2016, recorded long after midnight in the streets of Austin. Robin Hilton is considering having former interns carry him around; Stephen Thompson is measuring distances …

Pop Punk

A Lesson in Luck: Why You Should Always Wait Out the Storm at Willie Nelson’s Ranch

<b>“Make way for Mabel, y’all! We gotta get her up to see WILLIE!”</b><p>Mabel — tiny, delicate, and snowy-haired though she may be — was going to see Willie …

Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help To Find Ancient Sites

Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. She uses satellite imagery to track looted ancient burial sites and find pyramids hidden under Egyptian cities. Now, she has bigger plans: to launch a worldwide campaign to make all of us space archaeologists.<p>She will be doing it through a digital platform …

Archaeology

The Agent

Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11?<p>On October 12, 2000, in the deep-water port of Aden, Yemen, the U.S.S. Cole, a guided-missile destroyer weighing eighty-three hundred tons, was docked at a fuelling buoy. The Cole, which cost a billion dollars to build, was one of the …

Terrorism

Middle-School Parent-Teacher Conference Night, in Internet Headlines

D.I.Y.: Your Child's Medical Records<p>When You See What This Mother Asked Her Son's History Teacher to Do with His Understanding of the Louisiana Purchase, You'll Be Shocked!<p>The Four Best Pre-Packaged Party Trays Available at the Key Foods Across the Street<p>She Gave an Irate Father a Beat-Up Copy of …

College Prep

Everything coming and going on Netflix for November 2015

Before Halloween, Netflix is losing a whole bunch of "Saw" movies and "Scream." "Jessica Jones" to the rescue? Find out what will replace those flicks right here.<p>November looks to be an interesting month at Netflix. So many titles are headed for the wood chipper including "Fargo." The first five …

Entertainment

Don't beat yourselves up about how much TV your kids watch

Every year the same meme circulates in my newsfeed and every time I see it I shake my head: Kids Don’t Remember Their Best Day of Television. The picture is of two small children standing at the foot of a lake, the water sparkling before them, the seats of their pants just dirty enough to imply a …

Kids

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before the free trial ends

It’s almost the end of September, which not only means the evenings are starting to draw in for most of us, but also that Apple Music’s three-month free trial is about to come to an end — with the $9.99 per month premium service kicking in from October.<p>After its Apple Music Emmys ad, Apple is …

How to sharpen knives like a professional chef

If you’ve never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it’s a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation’s expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife evangelists—chefs—for their razor-sharp advice on caring for the most important tools in …

Knives