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Phone Calls Are the Antidote to the Golden Age of Bailing

According to <i>The New York Times</i>, we now officially live in the “golden age of bailing.” We’ve all been there; you’re six episodes deep into <i>Glow</i> and …

New York Times

Revealed: 22 Unpublished Pictures From Marilyn Monroe's Final Photo Shoot

Back in June of 1962, <i>Cosmopolitan</i> assigned the photographer George Barris to capture Marilyn Monroe around Los Angeles, which he obligingly did over the course of several weeks—and, by the looks of it, over the course of more than several martinis. The resulting 150 photos, which stretched from …

The Story Behind the Greatest Eclipse Video of All Time

A group of astronomers diverted a flight to get a better view of the moon’s shadow.<p>With over 2,300,000 views on YouTube alone, the video below, of a …

Alaska Airlines

Inside the Internet's Obsession with "Slime"

Strange, soothing—whatever you call it, millions of young women all over the world have been watching it, making it, and raking in money from it this year.<p>The pastel pink mass swelled and receded on my screen. Disembodied fingers poked and prodded it, resulting in loud pops and smacks. I watched as …

Kids

Women of Sex Tech, Unite

For Janet Lieberman, making sex toys started as a bit of a joke. In 2013, she was living in Brooklyn and getting ready to leave MakerBot, where she worked as an engineer. When people asked her what she planned to do next, she’d say she wanted to start a sex toy company.<p>But she noticed that women …

TV Series

Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington

One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency. Icahn is one of the richest men on Wall Street, and he has thrived, in no small measure, because of a capacity to intimidate. A Texas-based oil refiner in which he had a major stake …

Carl Icahn

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

Malcolm Gladwell isn't shy about sharing his enthusiasm for what he reads.<p>A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also …

Books

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

For centuries, humanity's dead bodies have been either buried or cremated. Now, a growing movement is advocating for a cleaner, more sensitive …

Mayo Clinic

The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

It’s just getting started. "Frequency-based warfare will become more widespread due to its capacity to be covert and controlled from distance," one expert tells The Daily Beast.<p>U.S. officials have concluded that American diplomats in Cuba were exposed—deliberately, they claimed—to harmful, …

U.S. Army

The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.<p>Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase — “Hitler did nothing wrong!” — earned him tens of thousands of fans before he …

Racism

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Parenting

In totality’s path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon — for now

MADRAS, Ore. — This one’s different. This one’s somehow bigger and brighter, eclipsing all previous eclipses. There’s a total solar eclipse roughly every 18 months somewhere on the Earth, but the United States shares Monday’s spectacle with no other country (not for nothing is it branded the Great</i> …

Solar Eclipse

A look back at the 1979 total solar eclipse

Dressed in a dark blazer and a polka-dot tie, ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored the network's live coverage of a total solar eclipse 38 years …

Total Solar Eclipse

The Week In Review: Chaos-Filled Week in Charlottesville Following White Nationalist Rally

Massive clashes and unrest took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this week after white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and other groups descended on the city for “Unite the Right” rally.<p>Organized to protest the city’s vote to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, from the …

7 Offbeat Urban Farms Found Around the World

Urban farms are popping up all over the world as more communities are gaining interest in growing their own food as a way to address access, boost local economy, and spark conversations around our food systems. There's something magical about starting a seedling, tending to its growth, and …

Farming

What Doctors Want You To Know Before Trying Whole-Body Cryotherapy

Sometimes, all you need is an old-school ice pack.<p>In May, Golden State Warrior and reigning NBA champ Steph Curry stripped down to his birthday suit, …

Pain

Her #OscarsSoWhite campaign changed how Hollywood deals with race. Now she’s taking on HBO.

When April Reign joined Twitter back in 2010, she was met with the familiar frustration of a taken username. But instead of tacking random numbers onto the end, she opted for a simple play on words: @ReignOfApril.<p>“I decided I was royalty,” she said.<p>Reign has lived up to her commanding name. Since …

BAFTA Awards

The Eclipse Hunters

Monday's total eclipse will be the first for many Americans. A hardcore group of enthusiasts, who structure their lives around the phenomenon, says: Welcome to the club.<p>On the morning of August 11, 1999, Kate Russo and her boyfriend were traveling on a bus from Belfast to Paris when they found …

Astronomy

It's Brother Versus Brother In The Battle For Truth In Venezuela

The Villegas brothers wield enormous power in Venezuela — they also represent two sides of an increasingly polarized and angry country. BuzzFeed News spoke to both of them about the delicate balance it takes to remain close.<p><b>On one side</b> of the table sat the presenter of one of Venezuela’s few …

Venezuela

Strangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds

What we wear and buy are status symbols we can purchase to show off our economic success in the workplace. But a new study shows that there are …

Psychology

Far-Right Protests Leave U.S. Cities Scrambling to Balance Safety, Free Speech

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cities across the United States are seeking ways to head off the kind of violence seen in …

United States

The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.<p>Open any issue of <i>The Wicked</i> + <i>The Divine</i>, the critically acclaimed modern-fantasy series from Image Comics, and the first thing you see is spectacle and sound. …

Graphic Novels

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

Engagement Rings

Down the Breitbart Hole

The editor in chief of Breitbart News is a 31-year-old craft beer enthusiast from Los Angeles named Alexander Marlow. Probably starting about here, the official style guide of The New York Times Magazine would have me refer to him as ‘‘Marlow,’’ but this is a story about storytelling — about the …

Journalism

I Used To Be a Neo-Nazi. Charlottesville Terrifies Me.

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>When I was a skinhead, living in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s, I remember watching a favorite video with my fellow extremists. It was footage of the 1979 Greensboro …

Racism

Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World

You can be forgiven if, in recent times, it’s gotten harder for you to show and tell your kids stories that reflect goodness and a spirit of …

Children's Books

Here Are the Best Last-Minute Spots to Watch the Solar Eclipse

It's not too late to book a trip to watch the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979. Several spots along the eclipse's "path of totality," …

Astronomy

How to convince your boss to let you see the eclipse

On Monday, a rare natural phenomenon is coming to the United States. As the moon, Earth, and sun align, the moon will completely block out the sun, …

Total Solar Eclipse

A Beginner’s Guide to Marvel’s The Defenders

Ever since <i>Daredevil</i> and <i>Jessica Jones</i> premiered in 2015, Marvel and Netflix have touted the day that all of their heroes would team up for what is …

Comics