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18 New Music Books to Read This Summer

Whether you’re lounging in a beach chair, perched under a tree, or taking refuge next to a blasting air conditioner, the summer months offer many opportunities to sit back and read for hours on end. In that spirit, here are some of our favorite recent or soon-to-be-released music books, ranging …

Books

Namaste on International Yoga Day: Pictures

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

National Parks

These Maps Show the Average Cost of Childcare in Each State

While prices vary across the country, one thing is true: it's all too expensive.<p>As you undoubtedly know, the cost of raising kids in the U.S. is …

Demographics

Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida’s Political Tomorrowland

Republicans’ political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando.<p>The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously groomed dreamscape of gated subdivisions, wall-to-wall golf courses, adult-only …

Sanctuary Cities

Odd Future: The Death of XXXTentacion and Rap’s Generational Crisis

Rap had never seen an XXXTentacion before. The rapper, who was shot and killed on Monday, was an anomaly for many fans, an artist who rose to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

When Children Say They’re Trans

Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.<p>Claire is a 14-year-old girl with short auburn hair and a broad smile. She lives outside Philadelphia with her mother and father, both professional scientists. Claire can come across as an introvert, but she quickly opens up, …

Mental Health

The End of Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London's Highgate …

Alice In Wonderland

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Ethnology

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.

All he ever wanted was to make his dad proud, but things have never turned out quite right for Donald Trump Jr. Even now, despite finding his purpose as a bombastic star of the far right, Junior’s personal life is in shambles and the specter of Robert Mueller looms large. As Julia Ioffe discovers …

Donald Trump

How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback

A bird emerges from the ashes.<p><b>Two years ago</b>, people were writing eulogies for Twitter.<p>Rudderless and without product direction, the company was losing users and advertisers, and seemed unable to contain a metastasizing trolling crisis that was destroying its credibility. Employees left by the …

Social Media

Why the US desperately needs more millennial farmers

In the United States, the average farmer is older than 50.<p>This is a problem: As these farmers retire, younger farmers are less likely to take their …

Farming

A Brief Drive in Saudi Arabia Changed My Life

What’s it like to be arrested for ‘driving while female’? As the kingdom prepares to lift its ban, an activist tells her story.<p>I never set out to be an activist. I was a religious girl, born and raised in Mecca. I started covering myself with abayas and niqabs before it was even required, simply …

Saudi Arabia

Artists and illustrators respond to Trump’s immigration policies

In a week of head-spinning news, these images make clear the tragedies being wrought by the Trump administration.<p>Days after Trump signed an executive order to end family separation, in response to immense public backlash, thousands of children remain in custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs …

Trump Administration

As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper

LEESBURG, Va. — Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset.<p>But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with …

Donald Trump

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. …

Cryptocurrency

YouTube tested, Trump approved: How Candace Owens suddenly became the loudest voice on the far right

In less than a year, Candace Owens has gone from a rising political YouTube personality to one of the leading faces — and voices — of the conservative effort to win back the votes of young and minority Americans.<p>Owens, 28, spends her days zigzagging across the country, speaking at GOP fundraisers …

Owens

The Daughters' Great Escape

Women raised by the Christian patriarchy are defined by complete subservience to their father, mastering homemaking skills and abstaining from college and career. But even as the ideology gains influence on a national stage, a small minority of brave young women are defying their families and …

Siblings

The 38 Best Queer YA Novels

While queer-lit history stretches back to the days of Sappho mooning over girls, queer YA is significantly younger. It was less than 50 years ago …

Books

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Culture<p>There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to investigate. They each arrive at a different part. One runs his hands over its …

Wildlife

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Gaming

The Coolest Hybrids Ever Built

Most of the hybrids you see on the road are boring, but this technology can be put to use making serious speed.<p>Not all hybrids are boring. These cars prove it. Here are some of the coolest hybrids out there, according to you.

Koenigsegg

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Are Death Grips the Most Important Hip-Hop Act of the Decade?

As they prepare to unveil their sixth studio album <i>Year of the Snitch</i>, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on and give thanks to the fact that Death …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Is There a Place for Hooters in 2018?

A look inside the breastaurant industry.<p><b>In the 1999 Adam Sandler film Big Daddy, Sandler's character,</b> Sonny, never interacts with Corinne (Leslie Mann) without bringing up the fact that she worked at Hooters. It doesn't matter that she's a doctor, a loving girlfriend to his best friend, or …

Sexual Harassment

She Survived the Great Depression—Then, at 91, Became a YouTube Star

<b>Clara Cannucciari became internet famous at 91 years old.</b> She was 66 when video cameras first went on sale and 74 when the World Wide Web was born. She never wanted to be on camera because she didn’t like the way she photographed, so when her grandson, Chris Cannucciari, first asked if he could …

Great Depression