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Unpacking the Akira Kurosawa References in Isle of Dogs

<b>Light spoilers for Isle of Dogs below.</b><p>Wes Anderson loves movies, and he doesn’t care who knows it. His detractors might counter that nothing is more …

Depraved Masochist Enjoys Following The News

CALDWELL, ID—Calling it a vital part of his daily routine, local man and utterly depraved masochist Richard Petrillo revealed to reporters Friday …

The financial impact of winning (and losing) the birth lottery

In America, we like to think that everyoneshould have an equal shot at making a good living.<p>But plenty of research shows that's still not the case — your chances of getting ahead depends a lot on the zip code where you were born and racial discrimination still stifles careers. And a new analysis …

Demographics

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities<p>Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the …

Black Panther

Mother's nightmare at Mexico resort: 'There is more to this deeper, darker story than we know'

MILWAUKEE — She didn’t walk out.<p>That much Karen Newton knows about the night her 22-year-old daughter went missing from their room at a luxury resort in Mexico’s alluring Riviera Maya.<p>She <i>couldn’t</i> walk. She could barely stand. It was 1:30 a.m. when her daughter had come back to the room from the …

Crime

Essential New Orleans: 7 can't-miss experiences

<b>(CNN) —</b> You'll definitely be called "baby" and "sweetie" in New Orleans. And chances are, you'll love it.<p>You may find yourself eavesdropping on a Catholic priest and a hotel banquet manager talking Saints football in a dimly lit craft cocktail bar on Freret Street. A guy named Montel may propose to …

New Orleans

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Mining

Kill Back and Shoulder Pain With This Pre-Workout Stretch

This will help you be more flexible for longer<p>All that working out is putting wear and tear on your body, and if you’re not stretching regularly, you’re asking for trouble. That's why proper preparation and recovery are essential aspects of any fitness regimen. And if you’ve been feeling tight in …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Why A Sleepy New Jersey Suburb Targeted Hasidic Jews With ‘Anti-Semitic’ Laws

When a Holocaust survivor took the microphone last summer at a city council meeting in Mahwah, New Jersey, tensions were already running …

Behind the Croatian bankruptcy that's shaking the Balkans

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Ivica Todoric will no longer be living in his sprawling 16th-century castle overlooking Croatia's capital, flying in his …

Best Chocolate in the U.S.

Editors of Food & Wine reveal their picks for the best chocolate in the country.

Alton Brown Has One Simple Step for Better Bacon

Making bacon is an art form, and everyone has their own special way of cooking it at home. It doesn't matter if you bake it in the oven, prepare it …

Cooking

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

The Hottest 100 Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Looking to make a reservation somewhere new this weekend? You’re in luck.<p>OpenTable—the app that allows you to make online reservations, read and …

Florida

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

Economics

Cats Tattooing Each Other In Surreal Japanese Ink Wash Paintings

Meet Kazuaki Horitomo – a California-based Japanese artist that has two great passions in life – cats and tattoos. The artist decided to combine the …

Roomba inventor unveils a robot for weeding

The adorable gardening robot will hit yards this summer<p>When robots take over the world, at least they’ll keep our yards tidy. Inventor Joe Jones—creator of the Roomba—is poised to launch a waterproof, solar-powered gardening robot in the summer of 2017 through his new startup, Franklin …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Gardening

26 long books worth the time they'll take to read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is perfect, because excess is kind of the point. What marathon runner doesn't curse the universe or even get bored once in a while? That doesn't negate the …

Literature

Can the Right Mattress Change Your Life?

Photo: Pond5<p>Maybe you’ve heard, but we spend a full one-third of our lives asleep. “A mattress is so important since it’s the one thing that is …

Sleep

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

US official: Security controls 'working' despite NSA theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. counterintelligence official says secret government data is vulnerable to thieves, such as the National Security …

Surveillance

Social decay: what the conversation about Trump and the white working class misses

“I think it’s important to say it’s a social crisis.” — J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy.”<p>In June, a Yale Law School graduate and Silicon Valley executive born in the backwater Appalachian region published a book about the white working class in America. Titled <i>Hillbilly Elegy</i>, the book could …

Get swept up in the Pacific War in James D. Hornfischer's masterful WWII history, 'The Fleet at Flood Tide'

In his latest masterpiece on the Pacific War, historian James D. Hornfischer explores how the shocking lessons of the 1944 Mariana Islands campaign …

The 13 Scariest Books You’ll Ever Read

These’ll make you scream<p>When people talk about scary pop culture, it's usually cinematic gore fests or televised bloodbaths which have a prominent place in the conversation. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of frights to be found on a screen near you (I mean, did you <i>see</i> any of the presidential …