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Pictures of the Week 6.22.18

A Disgruntled Federal Employee’s 1980s Desk Calendar

On any given day, the rare-book trade can cough up anything from an illuminated medieval manuscript to the pages of an unfinished novel. This week, an unusual offering caught my eye: an illuminated manuscript that was not medieval at all.<p>During the eighties, a nameless Cold Warrior grew frustrated …

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High Society Photographer Bert Morgan Chronicled the Hamptons' Smart Set Before Everything Changed

Every summer, without fail, two kinds of articles regularly show up in newspapers, magazines, and blogs that are focused on the lifestyles of the …

Boating

The science of hangry

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you’re hungry?<p>Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry—an experience colloquially called being “hangry.” The idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors is widespread—from advertisements to memes and merchandise. But …

Psychology

Inside Atari’s rise and fall

By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and later, GameStop . Mostly you bought games at stores that sold other electronic products, like …

Retrogaming

Inside One Arizona Cannabis Operation's Mission to Spread the Culture

For Sunday Goods, a little more legislative sunlight could catalyze a game-changing yield.<p>Before you see the cannabis, you smell it. Our pickup truck is rolling down a very dusty, very long driveway on the outskirts of Wilcox, Arizona—a town that itself feels like the outskirts of <i>anywhere</i>—when the …

Cannabis

Marriage Is Out of Fashion. So Why Is Tiffany Selling More Engagement Rings?

New CEO is looking to reach a broader audience and revive the brand. His strategy: inclusive ads, edgier marketing and more robin’s-egg blue<p>The U.S. marriage rate is stuck at historic lows, but sales of engagement rings at Tiffany & Co. have jumped 11% this year, snapping three years of …

Selling

Europe And South America Are Growing In Soccer Power — That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen

If there’s been a dominant trend in the first week of the 2018 World Cup, perhaps it has been how well European nations from beyond the continent’s …

Sports Analytics

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

The World Cup Confidence Rankings

<i>We’re a week into the World Cup! So, it’s time to check in on</i> <i>our pre-tournament top 10</i> <i>and rank them in order of who we’re feeling best about and</i> …

Soccer

The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

In a section of Georgetown called Houston, contractors are building out a new oil industry depot, capable of storing needed equipment, fuel, water, …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.

All he ever wanted was to make his dad proud, but things have never turned out quite right for Donald Trump Jr. Even now, despite finding his purpose as a bombastic star of the far right, Junior’s personal life is in shambles and the specter of Robert Mueller looms large. As Julia Ioffe discovers …

Donald Trump

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

Coffee

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Ethnology

Behind the Messy, Expensive Split Between Facebook and WhatsApp’s Founders

After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app’s creators are walking away leaving about $1.3 billion on the table​<p>How ugly was the breakup between Facebook Inc. and the two founders of WhatsApp, its biggest acquisition? The creators of the popular …

Mark Zuckerberg

18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

General Electric

Moonlit Photographs of Detroit's Resilience

Photographer Dave Jordano grew up and attended art school in Detroit, developing a lifelong attachment to the scrappy city. Although he moved to …

Urbanism

Despite chaos at the border, migrants still hope to find the American dream

If they try to take my son, I won’t let them Maria López<p>The rules keep changing, the deterrents keep getting harsher, but the people keep coming.<p>Thousands of children are still being held in US detention centres or housed with strangers after being forcibly separated from their parents as part of …

Immigration

How 6 Gender-Nonconforming People Navigate the Very Gendered World of Beauty

On the elevator, a 5-year-old in pigtails pokes her head out from behind her mom's legs. "Are you a boy or are you a girl?" she asks April Mellas, cofounder of the first genderless shopping platform RiGIT (and full disclosure, my SO). The response is simple: "What do you <i>think</i> I am?" The little girl …

Beauty

Japan’s Soccer Fans Clean Up After World Cup and Inspire Other Countries’ Fans to Do the Same

Japanese fans pick up trash after World Cup match<p>Attending a <b>World Cup</b> game is an undoubtedly exciting event—especially if your team comes out on top. To certain fans, however, celebrating a big win comes second to very different task: cleaning up the stadium.<p>During this year's World Cup in Russia, …

Soccer

What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

Books

Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report

At least twice this year, the Syrian military fired Iranian-made artillery shells filled with a chlorine-like substance that oozed poison slowly, giving victims just a few minutes to escape.<p>In another attack, Syrian forces dropped a chemical bomb on the top-floor balcony of an apartment building, …

Middle East

The untold good news story of America today

<b>Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.</b><p>A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the …

Urban Design

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Pesto

Explained: Turkey's unprecedented snap elections

It’s guaranteed to be an election unlike any other. On Sunday, under the ongoing state of emergency, Turkish voters head to the polls for unprecedented snap elections. The results will determine two outcomes: a president with strong executive powers and a parliament with relatively reduced …

Elections

The Total Skeptic's Guide to 'the World's Largest UFO Convention'

Ignore, ignore, and ignore until you can't ignore anymore.<p>It’s not often you find yourself in the presence of a spirit traveler and energy surgeon, someone who claims to “defy time and space daily” and is able to “repair hearts, spleens, livers, gallbladders, cancers, and bones” simply through the …

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