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Pictures of the Week 2.16.18

Winter Sports

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Archaeology

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Modern Art

A Sense of Place in PyeongChang on Day 9: Pictures

Winter Olympics

How Canada Goose Went From Outdoors Outfitter to Fashion Force

The brand has changed a lot in 61 years.<p>Dani Reiss never wanted to be the CEO of Canada Goose. It was way outside his comfort zone. In fact, no one thought he would be—it was never in the plan for him to take over the family business. “I wanted to be a writer, so this is the last thing I ever …

Clothing

The Story Behind JFK's Official White House Portrait

When Barack Obama's official portrait by Kehinde Wiley was revealed earlier this week, it stood out immediately from previous depictions of …

Political History

A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia

Russia is a land of stories. Stories of the czar and his people, of Lenin and the revolution, of the Great Patriotic War; of the transformation of a backward land into a mighty, modern industrial state; of Sputnik, of Laika, of Gagarin. Then the story of Stalin’s reign of terror, the story of a …

Ernest Hemingway

One day without plastic. Can you do it?

Take the pledge to go plastic-free on Feb. 21.<p>Like it or not, plastic is everywhere. We sit on it, store our food in it, drink from it, text with it, …

Pollution

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

North Korea

The students at Florida’s Douglas High are amazing communicators. That could save lives.

Telegenic and media-savvy is one way to describe David Hogg, a lean and dark-haired senior at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<p>But maybe a better way is this: Change agent.<p>And what could be more sorely needed than a change agent right now? Because the mass shootings in America have …

Robert Runcie

The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal

David Pepper’s 2016 novel is eerily similar to recent real-world political events. But wait until you read the sequel.<p>David Pepper recently had to block someone on Twitter for the first time in his life, because he was tired of being accused, repeatedly, of hiding his real identity as a Russian spy.<p>…

Government

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

How Protein Conquered America

<b>My bodega is only a little bigger than my studio apartment</b>, and sells no fewer than 10 kinds of Muscle Milk. In the drink cases, crowded with bottled water, Snapple, and Arizona iced tea, Muscle Milk occupies prime, eye-level real estate, protein counts splashed across the front of the bottles in …

Nutrition

Fashion Week Newbies to Know About

Whether they're brand spanking new, expanding or collaborating, these were the freshest kids on the block for Fall 2018...<p>Feb 16, 2018<p>From international sensations to artistic collaborations, these were the names to watch for Fall 2018...

Adidas Originals

The Mess at Meetup

Meetup was supposed to be different.<p>While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments and free itself the kinds of …

The Workplace

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of February 12, 2018)

Seventeen people lost their lives and at least 14 were injured in a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this week. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the crime shortly …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Varanasi: City of Life and Death

Ghats, worshippers of idol, the Ganges, pyres, Lord Shiva & the ultimate liberation.<p>Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited …

Hinduism

Justin Olsen Will Get Lost

He wasn’t prepared to lead the U.S. Bobsled team to Pyeongchang. But eight months after the shocking death of his mentor—and America’s greatest bobsled driver—the 30 year-old has his sights set on the podium.<p>Justin Olsen’s start is perfect.<p>It’s a frigid November evening in Park City, Utah, and the …

Bobsled

How the horse helped shape our world — at great expense to itself

<i>Melissa Holbrook Piersonis the author of “Dark Horses and Black Beauties,” among other books.</i><p>One animal was so decisive in shaping human history that the eminent historian Reinhart Koselleck proposed it as the sole organizing principle in a schema outlining the world’s three great epochs. These …

Edgar Degas

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Chemotherapy

How Rap Became The Soundtrack To Polish Nationalism

There’s a world of rappers who make tracks about World War II, attack the EU, and endorse marches organized by white nationalists. They're big in Poland, where a new fight over the Holocaust shows how history has become a weapon.<p>KRAKOW, Poland — Tadek spent his teens scouring record stores for …

World History

Tara Lipinski Hasn’t Lost Her Edge

Tara Lipinski won the gold damn medal in the ladies’ figure skating competition 20 years ago in Nagano, Japan, in one of the most fiercely contested …

Tara Lipinski

At Tesla’s Factory, Building The Car Of The Future Has Painful And Permanent Consequences For Some Workers

Tesla wants to change the world by selling eco-friendly electric vehicles to the masses. But some of the workers laboring to build that dream have been hurt along the way.<p>FREMONT, CALIFORNIA — Terrill Johnson was installing car trunks at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, when he heard the …

Tesla

This is how the world’s most covetable cameras get made

Have you ever wondered what goes into that ‘Handmade in Sweden’ inscription?<p>This past December, I took a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, to visit the place that storied camera brand Hasselblad calls home. For Hasselblad, it was an effort to introduce and endear itself to a wider audience than the …

Cameras

The brutal world of sheep fighting: the illegal sport beloved by Algeria’s 'lost generation'

Algeria’s ‘lost generation’ has been shaped by years of conflict, unemployment and state repression. Sheep fighting offers an arena where young men can escape the constant supervision of the state. By Hannah Rae Armstrong<p>Last August in Algiers, one week before the holiday of Eid al-Adha, men in …

Eid al-Adha

Winners and Losers From Week 1 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

<i>The Olympics are underway, and you know what that means: It’s time to develop extremely strong passions for athletes we’d never heard of before and</i> …

Gymnastics

How Olympic Figure Skaters Design Their Programs

“The public wants to see someone who loves to skate,” says choreographer Marni Halasa. But each program also takes months to design and perfect.<p>There are very few sports that have the glitzy glamour of figure skating. Nothing quite captivates the imagination like the costumes, drama, and …

Gymnastics

Squid Ink Ice Cream! Jeju Black Pig! One Gluttonous Day Exploring Local Cuisine Outside PyeongChang

The crab had been dead for only three hours and the kimchi had been stewing for three <i>years</i>. Those ingredients—and their opposite extremes in prep …

Food & Dining

Not so fresh: why Jamie Oliver’s restaurants lost their bite

The chef’s chains are facing a crisis on the high street. Where did it all go wrong?<p>Jools Oliver, wife of the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, set social media abuzz in December when she posted pictures of the couple’s £9m home. The seven-bedroom, Grade II-listed property in London’s rarefied Hampstead …

England

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

Dementia