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Movie Stars, Returning Favorites, Depressed Cartoon Horses: The Uproxx 2018 Fall TV Preview

There are a lot of television shows. Perhaps you’ve heard, or noticed, when a friend comes up to you and tells you about a show they love and you say “Oh, is that new?” only to find out it’s in the middle of its fourth season. It’s hard enough to keep up with the shows that are out there currently, …


JLo Steals the Show at the VMAs: Pictures


10 Best Pictures of the Day 8.20.18


The 25 Food and Drink Trends Taking Over Restaurants in 2018

What we ate, drank, and got really into.<p>From the plating method every chef is obsessed with right now (hint: It involves a mandoline) to the rise of the breakfast sandwich, here are the trends we kept seeing over and over again as we dined out across the country this past year. Pull up a backless …

New York City

15 Recipes from the Best New Restaurants in America 2018

From fiery homemade chili paste to an impossible-to-stop-eating chocolate budino, these are the recipes from our 2018 Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.<p>We get it—you're probably not going to make it to all of our Hot 10 restaurants (and if you do, wow, we are impressed). But you <i>can</i> make the …


Chris Messina Joined Sharp Objects Because It Scared Him

Although he maintains that dancing on camera is much more terrifying than shooting sex scenes.<p>Chris Messina has a knack for blending in. Here he is, climbing up scaffolding on West 57th to get his photograph taken, and no one so much as pauses when they walk by him. His demeanor is so relaxed, so …

Ben Affleck

How TripAdvisor changed travel

Should one be so unlucky as to find oneself, as I did, lying awake in bed in the early hours of the morning in a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia, listening anxiously to the sound of someone trying to force their way into one’s room, one could do worse than to throw a chair under the doorknob as a first …


The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

In Western capitals a decade ago, Turkey’s now-paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held promise as a potential beacon of democracy for a region rife with religious conflict.<p>Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for …

Middle East

I’m Coping With Cancer by Reporting On It

This is what it’s like to go from journalist to patient.<p>It’s Wednesday morning. My boyfriend’s mom is walking around the house, humming to herself, and my puppy is waiting for her to leave, sitting patiently by the door.<p>I’m also waiting for her to leave, just like I waited for my own mother to …


The Pursuit of Blondness

Modern hair-coloring technology has allowed people to dye their hair virtually any shade. So why is one hue in particular so popular?<p>Turn on the TV or scroll through Instagram, and it’s not difficult to find a sea of blond politicians, news commentators, celebrities, and social-media influencers. …

Blond Hair

Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?

Kathy Zhou never considered herself the type of woman who would enter a beauty pageant. But this May, the Pinterest engineer found herself among a …

San Francisco

Difficult Women: The Complex and Powerful Characters of Glenn Close’s Career

If you haven’t read Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling novel <i>The Wife</i>, the trailer for director Björn Runge’s adaptation will keep the story’s twists …

Comic Books

Is it possible to catch up on sleep? Yes and no

It’s Friday and you’re clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up on all the sleep you’ve lost. But does it really work that way?<p>During sleep our memories from the day are solidified and our brain does a bit of a clean-up sorting through the …


A baby was abandoned in a phone booth 64 years ago. Now, DNA has helped explain why.

Steve Dennis’s birth certificate didn’t say where he was born or when, or to whom. It just said he was found in a telephone booth.<p>Two bread deliverymen had found him there early one January morning in 1954, back when Dennis didn’t yet have a name. They found the “big blue-eyed infant” wrapped in …


Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter.<p>Dear Colleagues and Friends,<p><b>Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God</b><p>"If one member suffers, …

Pope Francis

What the first day of school looks like in 12 countries around the world

Many American students are gearing up for their first day back to school.<p>While the start of the school year differs by country, the first day back is normally a big day no matter where you're from. It's usually marked by excitement — or perhaps some dread if you don't want to give up your vacation …

First Day of School

Esquire's 2018 Mavericks of Style

Our annual celebration of those who aren't afraid to go against the grain.<p>Somewhere along the way, guys all started dressing alike. And they look sharp, sure. But also...safe. Which is why we’re here to lift up the rule breakers, the renegades. The ones who can pull off a salmon-colored suit or a …

Red Carpet

The World Robot Conference in Pictures


Pictures of the Week 8.16.18

Aretha Franklin

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …

Social Media

Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man

Subscribe »<p>A Reporter at Large 08/13/2018<p>The ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.<p>At 5 a.m. on April 5th, Mark Stucky drove to an airstrip in Mojave, California, and gazed at SpaceShipTwo, a sixty-foot-long craft that …

Space Travel

Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

We lasted three years and three days after Dollar General opened. Sales dropped and just kept dropping Doug Nech<p>When Dollar General came to Haven, Kansas, it arrived making demands. The fastest-growing retailer in America wanted the taxpayers of the small, struggling Kansas town to pick up part of …

Dollar General

“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 …


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.


The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …


Serena Williams Opens Up About Her Complicated Comeback, Motherhood And Making Time to Be Selfish

On a bright, cloudless early-August day in Silicon Valley, Serena Williams opens the back door of the Spanish-style home she shares with her husband, …


Chasing asteroids: Dual missions sniff out clues to solar system's past

BOSTON<p>It was a normal Friday morning in the industrial city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Adults were on their way to work, and children were in school. …


Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation set up by the social media giant to combat the hate speech is failing to end the problem.

Social Media

Utah's Big Water Grab

Let us now praise southern Utah!<p>I moved here the high-water spring of 1993, everything I owned in the car and my savings whittled to three hundred cash. The hitchhikers said Moab, so I dropped anchor in the red-rock oasis and spent the next decade dowsing: mossy seeps, wind-chime waterfalls, …

Colorado River

How a Transplanted Face Transformed Katie Stubblefield’s Life

MagazineStory of a Face<p>At 18, Katie Stubblefield lost her face. At 21, she became the youngest person in the U.S. to undergo the still experimental surgery. Follow her incredible story.<p>The face lies on a surgical tray, eyes empty and unseeing, mouth agape, as if exclaiming, “Oh!”<p>Sixteen hours ago …