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Festival of the Unexceptional 2017 – a celebration of ordinary cars, in pictures

Fine Art

Womaneer

Introducing the pioneers who are smashing glass ceilings for the next generation. Get to know them.<p>When you hear the word “pioneer,” who comes to …

Marie Curie

The Top 11 Greatest Vocal Duos Of All Time

As a very famous song put it: it takes two, baby. All you need are two voices to make a unique blend and you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable, …

Music

Silk Way Road Rally in Pictures

Belarus

This Couple Has Lived 1,000 Nights in Airbnbs

Some brands have their fans—and then they have their superfans. Apple has legions of fanboys (and fangirls). Harry Potter has Potterheads. T.J. Maxx …

Travel

9 Pairs of High Heels That Shaped History

While it may seem like every season brings a new breed of high heels—block-heel mules, teetering satin pumps, toothpick-thin stilettos—heels …

Fashion

How to Make the Most of a Nonfunctional Fireplace

Wallowing over the fact that your fireplace is of the non-working variety? Then time for an attitude adjustment. This supposed “flaw” can actually be …

Everything We Learned About ‘Justice League,’ ‘Wonder Woman II,’ and the State of DC Comics at Comic-Con

DC and Warner Bros. announced a slew of new films Saturday, including a seemingly ill-advised ‘Flashpoint’ movie, while Ben Affleck debunked rumors he’s leaving Batman.<p>After some highlights from Steven Spielberg's <i>Ready Player One</i> and <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the real star of Warner Bros.'s Hall H takeover …

Batman

There’s a trillion-dollar global black market for fake “designer” chairs

Last year, US customs officers seized over $4 million worth of fake chairs. It was the first year that the agency had ever seized containers-full ofsuch unauthorized reproductions, thanks in part to a novel new training that’s turning port inspectors into design connoisseurs.<p>Over the past 18 …

Black Market

A 10-year-old’s overdose death reveals Miami neighborhood’s intense struggle with opioids

When 10-year-old Alton Banks left the community swimming pool on the last day of his life, he walked past the elementary school where he had just finished fifth grade.<p>He passed a cheery banner that defined a beaten-down inner-city neighborhood trying to will itself into up-and-comingness: …

Washington Post

The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there …

The Workplace

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

Music

Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

A little over a year before Bozoma Saint John became the first chief brand officer at Uber, the transportation company’s best hope to rehabilitate its tarnished image, she hailed a ride from the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Tex., to a nearby business dinner. What pulled up was a wreck.<p>“Hey, …

Iggy Pop

The best film and TV trailers from San Diego Comic Con 2017 - including Justice League, Stranger Things and a few surprises

It's the best time of year for film and TV fans - when all the trailers and clips drop at Comic-Con.<p>There's been plenty already from San Diego …

Comic-Con

'There's A 20 Minute Line To Leave' - How Pokémon GO Fest Almost Became Gaming's Fyre Festival

It was supposed to be a celebration of how far <i>Pokémon GO</i> had come in its first year, a victory lap for a game that has broken every mobile recording on the planet, and was about to debut its most coveted update to date in the form of Legendary Pokémon.<p>Instead, Chicago’s Pokémon GO Fest was a …

Pokémon

Do the Right Thing

After making two hugely acclaimed movies on contemporary international warfare, director Kathryn Bigelow turns her camera backward to the 1967 Detroit riots, where white cops played a "death game" with a group of young black men and two white women at the Algiers Motel. Reverend, professor, and …

Black Lives Matter

Jordan Spieth comes up huge at just the right time

SOUTHPORT, England – Now THAT was clutch.<p>What Jordan Spieth did on the final nine of the 146th Open Championship goes far beyond the customary, time-honored standard of golfing winners simply “getting it done.”<p>What happened at Royal Birkdale on Sunday wasn’t clinical. It was a passion play. …

Golf

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

Jordan Spieth Survives Meltdown to Win British Open: Pictures

Refereeing

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of July 17, 2017)

President Donald Trump’s administration dominated the headlines this week as a White House shake-up saw press secretary Sean Spicer resign and replaced with Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci. The party’s proposed healthcare bill faced further stumbling blocks as more Republican senators …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Happiness

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Each year in music, one album stands out from the crowd as the most critically acclaimed work of the year.<p>Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the years' most well-received albums, by assigning scores based on their composite critical …

Music

Seize the Hollywood Sign

The neighborhood below the landmark grew up with the city, but now LA must destroy Hollywoodland to save itself<p>There’s a woman who wants to get rid of the Hollywood Sign. I can’t blame the impulse: It looks so good attacked by tornadoes and aliens; there’s such a rush in the slow creak and the …

Los Angeles

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Meat

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Who’s Winning the Fight for the Best In-Car Technology?

There was a time when buyers measured the appeal of a vehicle based on such things as styling, performance or the availability of features like power windows and leather seats. But these days, shoppers are seeking out the vehicles that offer the most seamless and powerful digital technologies.<p>Next …

Transportation

Chester Bennington and the Cathartic Anger of Linkin Park

Chester Bennington, a vocalist for the nu-metal band Linkin Park, was found dead in his California home on Thursday morning. The apparent cause was suicide—a hanging. Bennington was forty-one years old, and is survived by his wife and six children. The precise manner and timing of Bennington’s …

Music