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I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Finance

Humanity's next challenge? Creating IRL avatars (Yes, really)

One day in the not-so-distant future, search and rescue workers could rush into disaster areas not on foot or in traditional rescue vehicles, but via …

All the crazy things happening in San Francisco because of its out-of-control housing prices

People are leaving San Francisco in droves as the cost of living reaches a new high.<p>A recent report from real-estate site Redfin revealed that San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of 2017. The great migration is far from over. Last month, 49% of Bay Area …

San Francisco

Wearable Exoskeletons Will Have Built-In A.I. to Meld Human and Machine

A personalized robotic suit could be possible.<p>Exosuits — wearable machines that increase strength and endurance — are a flourishing market expected …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s continues ‘Shot on iPhone X’ campaign with new ‘First Dance’ ad series [Videos]

Apple has shared a series of new iPhone X ads on its Apple Australia YouTube channel. The ads showcase the iPhone X camera being used to shoot a handful of different weddings, hence the title of “First Dance.”<p>The ads are a continuation of Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” series, which aims to highlight the …

These 34 Gay Glow-Ups Are The Most Inspiring Thing You'll See Today

"I’m more me than I’ve ever been."<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Josh Weed, Famous Gay Mormon in Sexually Robust Straight Marriage, Is Divorcing

Some might assume that because I’m married to a woman, I must be bisexual. This would be true if sexual orientation was defined by sexual experience. …

These biological illustrations are as profound today as they were in the 19th century

Ernst Haeckel never really cared much for medicine. His practice was open only for an hour, from 5 to 6 a.m., so he could devote himself to his true …

Natural Beauty

Blockbuster shows are finding new life off-Broadway

When Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” closed up shop last January after a nearly 12-year run, fans were thrilled to hear it would soon return — …

Box Office

Guy calls up radio station to complain about gay people, host demolishes him by asking the same question 27 times

LBC radio host James O’Brien was taking no prisoners during an on-air segment about gay sex this week.<p>Scroll down for the clip. <p>Mr O’Brien was …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

'Coco' Has Single-Handedly Out-Grossed The Earnings of All 12 Prior Pixar Releases In China Combined

During this past weekend, Disney/Pixar’s <i>Coco</i> crossed the $167 million box office mark<p>In the People’s Republic of China. The film had already set several box office records—for instance, China’s highest-grossing animated movie of 2017, and second highest-grossing movie of all-time after <i>Zootopia</i>—but …

Animation

Op-ed: Lessons I learned from 'That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith & Family'

<i>Editor's note: This commentary Michael Erickson is part of an ongoing Deseret News opinion series exploring ideas and issues at the intersection of</i> …

Relationships

‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions

TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, "You can hardly make it these days."<p>So here he is at 79, working full-time at Walmart. During each eight-hour shift, he stands at the store entrance …

Retirement

Homelessness Is Booming on the West Coast and I'll Give You One Guess Why

For the first time since 2010, the number of homeless people in the US increased this year, according to new estimates from the Department of Housing …

Housing

Acting Studios Are Struggling. Does It Matter?

In the late 1950s, Robert Duvall was studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, sharing a Manhattan apartment with Dustin Hoffman and going to parties at Gene Hackman’s place.<p>The three friends would all go on to win Academy Awards, helping to establish the classic blueprint for pursuing an …

Fundraising

New Generation Of Transgender Americans Wants To Change Laws, Not Just Minds

In the kitchen of a small colonial house in Springfield, Mass., Edanry Rivera and Louis Mitchell do-si-do around a coffee maker, handing off the creamer and reaching for a refill.<p>"Coffee is the lifeblood of my very existence," says Louis Mitchell, 57, a bald transgender man with a graying …

LGBTQI

Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham Hippodrome, review: So visually effective the audience gasp

First formed as a box-office blockbuster in America, <i>The Nutcracker</i>’s commercialisation has resulted in many reimaginings. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s …

Why a Forgotten KKK Raid on a Gay Club in Miami Still Matters 80 Years Later

Decades ago, a raid at a queer joint made headlines and became the source of major public discussion. Those who conducted the raid sought to suppress …

LGBTQI

Meet the Woman Who Fought to Record and Preserve Broadway Shows

Betty Corwin, the woman responsible for NYPL’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, explains how she founded the comprehensive database to create live …

I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality

Right now, you can go online and connect with friends, watch videos and read the news. There's a good chance you are reading this online right now.<p>We do much more on the internet than consume content, however. Increasingly, the internet is also where we create. We use online platforms and digital …

In ‘Justice League,’ the Men Are Finally the Eye Candy

Zack Snyder’s superhero extravaganza may have disappointed a bit at the box office, but it certainly comes through in the hunk department.<p>Maybe if …

Historically, men translated the Odyssey. Here’s what happened when a woman took the job.

“Tell me about a complicated man.” So begins Emily Wilson’s new translation, which reveals how the ancient story is relevant today.<p>The<i>Odyssey</i> is about a man. It says so right at the beginning — in Robert Fagles’s 1996 translation, for example, the poem opens with the line, “Sing to me of the man, …

Literature

David LaChapelle: ‘I never wanted to shoot another pop star – I was tortured by them’

His lurid aesthetic shaped the celebrity age, but 11 years ago LaChapelle escaped to a farm in Hawaii. He talks about his journey from 14-year-old gay runaway in Warhol’s New York to enlightened ‘Grandpa Moses of photography’<p>The evening before we are due to meet, David LaChapelle spends several …

Andy Warhol

13 Choreographers Every Broadway Fan Should Know

From Bob Fosse to Jerry Mitchell, these are the Broadway choreographers every theatre aficionado must know.<p>You may have some favorite numbers from …

Hidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampment

As Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries.<p>In one area, they found an underground bunker accessible from a wooden hatch camouflaged with dirt.<p>In another, more than 1,000 bicycles tucked in a separate tunnel were …

Is sexual violence being trivialised in ballet?

Controversy over the portrayal of rape in two recent productions highlights the art form’s historical tendency to reinforce the sexist tropes of victimhood<p>Love, grief, terror and desire: ballet can communicate raw physical emotion with an immediacy no words can match. But precisely because the art …

Royal Ballet

Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

When you think of Disney, "experimental" or "avant-garde" may not be the first words that spring to mind.<p>But when tasked with adapting the 1994 Disney animated film, <i>The</i> <i>Lion King</i>, for the Broadway stage, director Julie Taymor decided to take an unconventional tack.<p>Drawing on theater and puppetry …

Lion King

Why the rise of the robots won’t mean the end of work

An economist vs a futurist on whether robots will put us out of work.<p><i>This is the first episode in a</i> <i>six</i><i>-part video series about the future of work. Follow the series at vox.com/shiftchange.</i><p>The scenario is a mainstay of science fiction: Humans engineer themselves into obsolescence, creating a vast …

Economic Policy Institute