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‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

<i>The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not all readers have been persuaded. In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who don’t, we wanted to</i> …

Barack Obama

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.<p>But the proposal from the Food and Drug …

Scott Gottlieb

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Poverty

How Drama Alert Became the TMZ of YouTube

A 34-year-old in New York has become the Harvey Levin of teens on YouTube, raking in what many believe to be millions, but not without controversy …

Social Media

How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug …

Latin America

The Perils Of Using Fashion For Protest

I’m not sure where my pink pussy hat is — whether it’s in a closet, flattened in a bag, or long-ago disintegrated in a landfill somewhere. However, I …

Feminism

Inside the frantic 24 hours that led to a shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump chatted over cheeseburgers, and senators from both parties talked a lot. But they could not close the deal.<p>With just hours to spare until the government ran out of money at midnight Friday, Chuck Schumer made Mitch McConnell an offer. Pass a bill to buy 24 more hours …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card

How the President’s son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy and his lack of security clearance, became Beijing’s primary point of interest.<p>In early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of the White House, he began receiving guests. One visitor who …

World Leaders

The True Story of Gianni Versace's Murder

Jan 15, 2018<p>Twenty years ago, South Beach, Florida was not a place that catered to early risers. It was a beach-cavorting, nightclub-dancing, …

Crime

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

What still makes "Breaking Bad" so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

TV

It's So Cold in Siberia, People's Eyelashes Are Literally Freezing

The Northeast may be feeling as cold as Siberia lately, but in the <i>actual</i> Russian region, below-zero temperatures are causing people's eyelashes to freeze up. (Yup, that's not a myth. That actually happens to people.) In a stunning group photo posted on Instagram by Anastasia Gruzdeva, who lives in …

Makeup

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Romania

The Oral History of the Frenetic Last Days Before the Women's March

<i>January 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the Women's March, the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. All this week,</i> Glamour <i>will be spotlighting the stories, people, and issues that framed the March, as well as where we go from here.</i><p>In the days before the march, the organizers worked from …

Linda Sarsour

3 Ways to Sneak Playful Touches into a Historic Renovation

Inspired by the lively redesign of midcentury marvel the Native Hotel<p>Malibu, California, will always be one of those say-no-more locales that conjure up desire on first mention—perhaps especially in the dead of winter. The L.A. enclave is the embodiment of an endless summer, all simple natural …

Houses

Minimalist modern treehouse built around 100-year-old oak

You’ve gotta look inside<p>Treehouses are an ever-fascinating architectural form, whether they’re built by tech companies or 19th-century restaurateurs. But rarely do we see an authentic house-built-in-a-tree as livable and covetable as this one designed by Paris-based firm Atelier Lavit.<p>The clients …

Houses

In Winter, Take the Bitter With the Sweet

We think of summer as prime time for produce, but winter has bright seasonal salads, too. A cold-weather salad bowl may hold a lively mixture of sturdy-leafed, multicolored greens in the chicory family, instead of lettuce, along with a riot of citrus fruits.<p>It is bit odd to term them “greens,” …

Recipes

Lesser-known surfing spots around the world

Mention travelling to surf enthusiasts and the same places are bound to come up in conversation. Spots such as Oahu in Hawaii, Byron Bay in Australia and Bundoran in Ireland are world famous for their ripping waves and beautiful beaches, and rightly so.<p>But what if you want to catch a wave away from …

Beaches

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 15th, 2018)

The U.S. government shut down this week after a last-ditch effort to advance the stopgap spending bill failed in the Senate Friday. Negotiations are expected to stretch into the weekend as lawmakers try to reach a deal.<p>A false missile alert rattled Hawaii residents over the weekend and California …

“Harvey’s Concern Was Who Did Him In”: Inside Harvey Weinstein’s Frantic Final Days

Before the story of his alleged abuses broke in October, Harvey Weinstein hunkered down in his Tribeca bunker—even as the producer refused to believe the end was near.<p>On Monday, October 2, 2017, Harvey Weinstein arrived at work earlier than usual. As was his custom, he barked orders and moved from …

Bob Weinstein

Jimmy Kimmel Is Seriously Funny

When a health scare with his infant son thrust him into the red-hot center of the health-care debate last spring, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the previously no-personal-politics zone of his show and articulated a position that wasn't exactly liberal or conservative so much as sensible and decent. In …

Comedy

It's Not the Food Deserts: It's the Inequality

A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities.<p>Too many Americans are overweight and eat unhealthy food, a problem that falls disproportionately on poor and low-income people. For many urbanists, the main culprit has long been …

Equality

How Conference Championship Teams Were Built

After the dust settled on the Miracle in Minneapolis, old friends Howie Roseman and Rick Spielman, now seven days away from playing for a trip to …

Latavius Murray

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle down. At 32, she had published a children’s book, won Jeopardy! three times and ridden roughly 1,400 miles …

Danica Roem

Babe Turns a Movement Into a Racket

The website made a name for itself by going after Aziz Ansari, and now it’s hurting the momentum of MeToo.<p>Fifteen years ago, Hollywood’s glittering superstars—among them Meryl Streep— were on their feet cheering for Roman Polanski, the convicted child rapist and fugitive from justice, when he won …

Feminism

How Trump Ranks In Popularity vs. Past Presidents

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song is “Ordinary Girl” from the television show “Clueless.”<p>Poll of the week<p>The …

Elections

Board game nights are having a moment. Here’s how to join in.

Growing up, everyone in my family received a board game for Christmas. We’d spend the lazy days that followed jumping in and out of mysterious worlds, word puzzles and intricate versions of charades. But as we grew up and moved out, the fading stacks of cardboard began collecting dust, and Netflix …

Board Games

Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

It's easiest to say what The Awl and The Hairpin <i>were</i> is by describing what they <i>weren't</i>.<p>They <i>weren't</i> places you went for lazy listicles and clickbait quizzes — <i>Which Character From</i> The Greatest Showman <i>Are You?</i><br>You didn't go there to get yet another hot take on whatever it was that everyone on social …

National Lampoon