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Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

Villeneuve directed Arrival, the most profound and original sci-fi film in years. Then Ridley Scott hand-picked him to make the long-awaited sequel …

Science Fiction

#TheLIST: 9 Exhibitions You Must See This Fall

Renowned art advisor Sara Kay shows us the way.<p>We entrusted private art dealer Sara Kay, who just opened her own namesake gallery in New York's Lower East Side, to share the top exhibitions worth browsing this fall season.

Art

The Full Revolution of Nicki Minaj

‘Some may call it attitude, some might call it genius’ — after a decade of dominance, the rap revolutionary is ready to launch a new era of pink-tinged provocation<p><i>Taken from the autumn/winter issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>“You know what?” Nicki Minaj says, catching a …

Miu Miu

Trump has started a brain drain back to India

In 2005, two years after Sameer Sahay arrived in the United States from India to pursue an MBA, he was thrilled when an Oregon health care company hired him and agreed to sponsor his green card. His life as an American, he thought, had begun.<p>Twelve years later, Sahay, now 50, is still a data …

Immigration

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

<i>Spenser Mestel | Longreads | September 2017 | 21 minutes (5400 words)</i><p>On July 2, 1972, Angela Davis was sitting in the Plateau Seven restaurant in …

Surveillance

From Kaepernick sitting to Trump’s fiery comments: NFL’s anthem protests have spurred discussion

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest began mostly unnoticed during the 2016 NFL preseason, but it quickly became a year-defining topic that dominated discussion both inside and outside the league. Over the next 13 months, players from across the NFL joined Kaepernick, sitting, kneeling and …

Colin Kaepernick

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began …

Addiction

The tiny secret in Apple's new App Store and why it matters

There is a tiny, hidden Easter egg on the new iOS 11 App Store screen. It’s so subtle that most probably missed it, but it’s an important one, a …

IOS 11

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

SAN FRANCISCO — Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter. They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.<p>Silicon Valley has for years accommodated a fringe element of men who say women …

Silicon Valley

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes.<p>This award-winning chemist also happened to be a woman. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn …

Google

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Go on a Weekend Bender

You knew binge drinking was bad for you. But you didn't know it was this bad<p>You hit it hard last night, and you feel like a pile of dog crap this morning. Normally you’d take it easy tonight and have a few beers with your buddies, or at most, enjoy a night in front of the TV. But you’ve got a …

Alcohol

Jeff Bridges Will Be “The Dude,” Now and Forever

Jeff Bridges will always be known as The Dude, and at age 67, he’s okay with it. More than okay with it, even. GQ’s Caity Weaver visits the famously relaxed actor for an appropriately chill hangout.<p>Photographs by<p><b>It's</b> been nearly two decades since <i>The Big Lebowski,</i> a tale about an emphatically …

Condé Nast

What is it like to drive an ice cream truck? Often you’re frozen out of the American Dream.

<i>Corrections: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Mitch Berliner as a co-owner of Berliner Specialty Distributors; he is a former co-owner. The story also incorrectly characterized a dispute between one driver and Berliner Specialty Distributors over purchasing ice cream at</i> …

Sierra Leone

How To Fake Humility (And Why You Sometimes Should)

Psychologists have found that even the most effective leaders benefit from being self-deprecating.<p>We’re generally quick to celebrate arrogant, egotistical people, especially when they’re clearly talented (Kanye, anyone?). But what if–like most people–you’re not extraordinarily capable? The answer …

Leadership

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school had been her mother’s idea, and Gray was unpleasantly …

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.<p>They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly …

Parenting

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Companies are hacking back against cybercriminals to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.<p>The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their …

Security

The Advantages of Test-Tube Tuna

As edible, affordable lab-grown meat remains out of reach, a tiny start-up might have found a faster route to dinner tables.<p>Most people who follow food are aware that scientists and tech companies are trying to grow meat in labs. When they’ll see it and what it will look and taste like—those are …

Biology

Bringing It Home

The behind-the-scenes story of the Astros' fight to bring hope -- and a first World Series title -- to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.<p><i>A</i> …

Baseball

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

When Alexia Boggs was applying to law school, she initially considered all the big specialties, but none of them seemed quite right.<p>"I was looking for a field of law where none of my family could ever seek my help," she says, sarcastic but also not really joking.<p>She found what she was looking for …

Space Law

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in New England

Each of New England’s six states offers a different version of fall bliss, whether you're hiking northern Maine’s remote wilderness or Land Rover road-tripping Vermont’s Green Mountains. Here’s a state-to-state rundown on fantastic foliage-fueled journeys.

Road Trips

Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal …

Birds

Billie Jean King Plays to Win

Sep 19, 2017<p>Billie Jean King once said this:<p>Ever since that day when I was 11 years old and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a …

Tennis

‘It’s two different games’: Why college football is more fun than the NFL

Kevin Wright, the head football coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., opened a video on his computer screen and chuckled. It had been recommended by a friend who coaches a youth team of kids with necks barely strong enough to bear the weight of a helmet. It was an odd place to find the roots of …

College & University

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids?

Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.<p>Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct …

Education

15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)

Photo Credit: CNES/Airbus/Google<p>Slide 1 of 37<p>Blurred out and pixelated<p>The advent of easily-accessible satellite imagery in the form of Google Maps …

Google Earth

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

As tensions rise between the United States and North Korea, an elite squad of Air Force officers wait for the call the world hopes never comes.<p>The capsule is the size of a shipping container. At one end is a single bunk sectioned off by a red blackout curtain. At the other is a stall with a toilet …

North Korea

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms

Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, …

Democratic Party