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Private Dreams and Public Ideals in San Francisco

What a family’s story says about a city of romantic delusions and hazardous fortunes.<p>My father’s parents met, in 1946, in San Francisco, on a blind date orchestrated as a favor to the American Communist Party. They were young and both a delicate shade of pink. Two friends of theirs, being pinker, …

San Francisco

Dangerous News: How two young reporters shook Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo embraced the heady freedoms of post-junta Myanmar. Then they exposed a massacre of Muslims by soldiers and civilians. The government's prosecution of them over their reporting is seen by many as a test of the country's nascent democracy.

Asia

New Poll Reveals What Young Women Really Think About The Midterm Elections

From the Poll:<p>The Mood<p>Power At The Polls?<p>On The Candidates<p>On The Issues<p>Jump to:<p>Featured Stories<p>R29 + CBS NEWS POLL<p>FEATURED STORIES<p>REGISTER TO …

Polling

Children of the Cube

SALT LAKE CITY — There were three worthwhile vantage points for “Max Park vs. the World,” an exhibition featuring seven of the globe’s fastest speedcubers. That’s the moniker for the growing faction of people who solve Rubik’s Cube-style puzzles at mind-bending speeds. Six of them formed a relay …

Salt Lake City

China's most famous tree is in danger of being 'loved to death'

HUANGSHAN, China — On one of the world’s most beautiful mountains stands one of China’s most famous trees.<p>A specimen of rugged, flat-crowned evergreen that may be 1,000 years old, the Greeting Pine — or Yingkesong in Mandarin — overlooks a dramatic landscape of granite peaks and mist-shrouded …

China

How 10 High Achievers Handle Haters

Haters, critics and naysayers. Anyone on the path to success has them and must learn to stay motivated, despite the criticism or discouragement. Ten high performers and advisors from The Oracles share their secrets for handling haters.<p><b>1. Make criticism your fuel, not your kryptonite.</b><p>It’s all about …

Motivation

Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

On the Morning of April 11, Abu al-Nour was lounging at home in a small town in Syria’s Idlib Province. It was a pleasant day, and his seven …

Middle East

Aretha Franklin, a Pop Star Who Could Make You See God

“This is a song that a girl took away from me.” That’s Otis Redding onstage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival introducing “Respect,” which he’d …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Won't You Come Home?

At her best, The Queen of Soul has a fullness of tone that can upend small objects.<p>Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Below is Charlie Haas' March 1982 profile of the Queen of Soul. Read Esquire's full obituary here.<p><i>"Hey Nineteen, That's 'Retha Franklin. She don't remember the Queen of</i> …

Aretha Franklin

How Aretha Franklin Created “Respect”

The story of the greatest cover song of all time and the quintessential empowerment anthem.<p>“The call for respect went from a request to a demand,” …

Music

Watch the moment in rural Alabama when Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76 in her home in Detroit, was an icon of strength and power for her feminist/civil-rights anthem “Respect.” She won 18 Grammys, sold more than 75 million records, and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's Most Iconic Performances

The legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, known widely as the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home today, according to her publicist. She was 76.<p>Known for hits such as “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools,” Franklin got her start singing gospel in the Detroit …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: A Life in Pictures

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Was America's Truest Voice

Aretha Franklin's voice is the voice of America. No other contemporary artist embodied the nation's brash optimism with as much flair, nor exemplified its sorrow-forged resilience as convincingly. No one better expressed American joy. Her murmurs gave shape to a sensuality that defeated repressive …

Aretha Franklin

Emma Stone Opens Up to Jennifer Lawrence About Turning 30, Her New Project, and Family

Friendship, to Emma Stone, is pretty much everything. Which is why the star and executive producer of Netflix’s <i>Maniac</i>—and face of Louis Vuitton’s new fragrance—requested that she be interviewed by her longtime pal Jennifer Lawrence (who calls her by her real name, Emily). The two got together in …

Louis Vuitton

Pinterest Moms Share Parfait Recipes Next to QAnon Memes

The conspiracy theory’s middle-aged fanbase is blurring the line between wholesome recipe sites and the seedy cartoon porn forums like 8chan.<p>8chan is …

Social Media

“Cocaine, Speed, and Gallons of Jack Daniel’s”: The Last Rock ’n’ Roll Superstars Were … Korn?

“Korn, Manson, Bizkit—that was the golden age of music, I believe. And after us, it died.”<p>Jonathan Davis, who at 47 has been Korn’s lead singer for …

Bands

It's back to school in Parkland -- but hardly back to normal

<b>Parkland, Florida (CNN) —</b> If Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were like any other school, you wouldn't think much of the freshly-painted burgundy hallways or the newly-installed 20-foot tall fences around the freshman building.<p>If this were a normal student body, the eyes of the nation wouldn't …

High School

Toxic red tide: Florida researchers investigate what's making it so bad for so long

In declaring a state of emergency in seven counties where the ocean is contaminated by a toxic red tide, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office made two points this week: The state is supporting communities struggling with the scourge, and the siege of seafaring microorganisms is “naturally …

Florida

How a Group of Muslim Girls Inspired Christine Hallquist to Run for Governor

<i>Update, 8/15, 7:45 a.m.:</i> Christine Hallquist won Vermont's Democratic primary, making her the nation's first openly transgender gubernatorial candidate for a major party. She'll go on to face Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who will be running for his second term. At an election night party, Hallquist …

Muslim Women

America's hottest export? Sperm

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hysterectomy. After several years, the nudges took hold. Because she wasn’t a good candidate to freeze only her eggs, she was advised to undergo IVF and …

Sperm

19 Best Documentaries of 2018

1 'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?'<p>Shoes off. Sweaters on. Let the freaking out commence. Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for "Twenty Feet from Stardom," …

Fred Rogers

A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

Tuesday's elections in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont — produced some noteworthy results.<p>Here are four takeaways:<p><b>1. It was a big night for Democratic diversity</b><p>Christine Hallquist, a former energy company executive, became the first openly transgender person to win a …

Government

America has a recycling problem — and China is making it worse

For the last 25 years, the U.S. has exported about one-third of its recycling, the majority of it going to China. Yet most Americans recycle without …

Waste Management

Summer 2018 Is the Summer of Sleaze

Here's how looking like a teenage weed dealer became a whole thing.<p>Justin Bieber is an internationally renowned pop star. He’s rich, he famous, and he’s recently engaged to model Hailey Baldwin. He is, by many measures, a successful adult human male. He also dresses like a teenager who’s about to …

Wiz Khalifa

Psychologists Reveal The Easiest Hacks For Overthinkers To Try When They're Spiraling

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

Brace for a surge in serial killers in 25 years

Did a “broken generation” of soldiers returning from World War II spawn America’s so-called “golden age” of serial killers?<p>That’s the shocking …

Remembrance Day

Inside Evernote’s brain

As it refreshes its brand, the company behind the note-taking app reflects on its past, present, and future–and the true meaning of “Remember everything.”<p>“Why the hell are we here today?”<p>Chris O’Neill, Evernote’s CEO, is addressing an audience made up of the company’s employees in a tent pitched on …

Productivity

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art