David McClendon

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Unlocking the hidden life of Frida Kahlo

An exhibition in London displays thousands of the iconic artist’s clothes and possessions alongside her paintings.<p>“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best,” said the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. And Kahlo’s iconic, cult status owes much to her striking …

Art

Young Americans

Opener, From left: Joseph Ramirez, Vanessa Rodriguez, Gerardo De Loera, Juan Belman, and Jessica Chavez.<p>The young prosecutor approached the bench, …

Karl Rove Has Seen the Enemy and He Is Steve Bannon

Inside the feud between two men battling for the soul of the G.O.P.<p>To readers of Breitbart News these days, Karl Rove is a familiar, sinister presence. The Republican strategist who twice helped George W. Bush win the Presidency is now, according to Breitbart, “the voice of the hapless Republican …

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Psychology

The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their …

Europe

Can Conservative Journalism Survive?

The right’s old guard faces an existential threat in populism. But it isn’t yet clear that they understand the stakes or possess the confidence to fight back.<p>Donald Trump’s rise to power put <i>National Review</i>, <i>The Weekly Standard</i>, and the sorts of journalists who work there in a distressing bind. …

How the GOP Prompted the Decay of Political Norms

The Republican Party laid the groundwork for dysfunction long before Donald Trump was elected president.<p>President Trump’s approach to governance is unlike that of his recent predecessors, but it is also not without antecedents. The groundwork for some of this dysfunction was laid in the decades …

Political Science

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

Ancient History

As Of Today, The World Has Used A Year's Worth Of Resources

Earth Overshoot Day<p>Our reserves are being depleted faster than they can be built back up.<p>Today, according to the environmental think tank the Global Footprint Network, is Earth Overshoot Day the day that we've used up as many natural resources as we can replenish in a single year.<p>In the video …

My Crazy Year with Trump

The presidential hopeful has insulted reporter Katy Tur on national TV, called her names during interviews, and made his campaign seemingly impossible to cover. Here, her no-holds-barred account of trailing the most unlikely candidate in GOP history.<p>In a speech carried live from Mount Pleasant, …

These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture Photos

As green building technologies advance at monumental pace, architects around the world are following suit, offering progressively innovative interpretations of sustainable trends. Practices like AD100 firm Lake|Flato are leading the charge with comprehensive design philosophies that go beyond LEED …

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Just how much land does the federal government own — and why?

The rough beauty of the American West seems as far as you can get from the polished corridors of power in Washington DC. Until you look at the title …

Forests

Black Lives Matter: A Reading List

This week’s reading list has three parts. Part One features Black authors writing explicitly about anti-Black police brutality. Part Two features …

Black Lives Matter

Hillary Clinton: The Vox Conversation

[Laughs] I think there’s a lot of wisdom in Bob Putnam’s latest book, <i>Our Kids</i>. I think there’s a really great story that he tells about going back to the town he grew up in outside of Cleveland, where kids of all different backgrounds, economic family standing, and they’re all together and everyone …

Hillary Clinton

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"<p>More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Meet 'The Brothers' Who Shaped U.S. Policy, Inside And Out

In 1953, for the first and only time in history, two brothers were appointed to head the overt and covert sides of American foreign policy. President Dwight Eisenhower appointed John Foster Dulles secretary of state, and Allen Dulles director of the CIA.<p>Journalist Stephen Kinzer says the Dulles …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the lack of commercial sizzle on the next …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

US debt: 'Your shutdown is not an 'epic battle', it is bad governance'

The Republican Party has completely lost the public relations war over who was primarily responsible for Washington's latest damaging budget stand-off, writes Peter Foster<p>With cracked voice and snow-white goatee, the veteran of six Second World War naval clashes narrows his eyes towards a distant …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Can Rand Paul Learn to Tell the Truth?

The Kentucky senator and presidential hopeful has charisma, fundraising power, and new ideas. Now if can only resolve his sticky habit for bending the facts.<p>LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Rand Paul was talking with University of Louisville medical students when one of them tossed him a softball. "The …

New book reveals Fox News PR’s dirty trick

<b>(via Wikipedia)</b><p>The news company paid staff to battle the bloggosphere and covertly promote the network<p>Sarah Gray<p>October 21, 2013 5:54pm (UTC)<p>The new book "Murdoch's World" written by NPR media reporter David Folkenflik, offers surprising details about the Fox News PR machine. Media Matters reported …

Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled

<b>Kaiser Health News:</b><p>Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.<p>The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of …

Inside the conservative brain: Tea Partyers are afraid

<b>Jim DeMint (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>To understand their worldview you have to know how they see themselves<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>October 21, 2013 12:47pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>As America is torn apart by extremists, maybe a deep dive into our individual and collective psychology …