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The Weekend: Nov. 17-19, 2017

By Flipboard Features | Kick back with long articles and entertainment guides galore.<p>DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice …

The True Story of Refugees in an American High School

Helen Thorpe | <i>The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom</i> | November 2017 | 14 minutes (3,444 words)<p>On the first day …

Simon & Schuster

The brave new world of political conspiracy-theory illustrations

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) presented Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a shocking visual during a House hearing on Tuesday: a flowchart showing a complex system of interactions between the administration of President Barack Obama, the Russians and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.<p>The …

Rod J. Rosenstein

Reckoning With Bill Clinton’s Sex Crimes

Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?<p>The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started …

Bill Clinton

13 of the World's Greatest Kiteboarding Spots

Catch the wind in these destinations promising perfect weather, water, and vibes.<p>Ask 50 people to list the world’s best kiteboarding spots and you’ll hear 50 different views. But one thing is certain: Nothing beats the pure feeling of harnessing the power of the wind to ride. For those who have …

Beaches

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

On the plate, the egg looks like an eye plucked from a baby dragon. The yolk is the green-black of smoked glass, with a gray, nearly calcified halo, trapped in an oval of wobbling amber and emitting the faintest whiff of brimstone.<p>So begins the $285, 19-course tasting menu at Benu in San Francisco. …

Restaurants

Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

Books

Regrets? Chris Christie Has a Few.

Trump never gave him his dream job. He’s unpopular at home. But he’s as defiant as ever. New Jersey’s bombastic governor sits down with POLITICO for an epic exit interview.<p>TRENTON—Chris Christie had some thoughts on how I should write this article.<p>“You should break out of leading with ‘the most …

Elections

More than a kneeling: Nascar's TV ratings decline is as worrying as the NFL's. Why?

The fans of America’s two most popular sports skew older and lean conservative. So if protests are to blame for the NFL’s ratings erosion, what’s Nascar’s excuse?<p>The American couch potato has an insatiable appetite for sound and fury, and Sundays in the fall are a feeding frenzy. On one side of the …

Motorsport

Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland

Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.<p>Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I …

Global Warming

In Cold Blood Family Breaks Their Silence: Why They're Speaking Out Now About Infamous Slayings

Long before <i>Making a Murderer</i> or <i>Serial</i> captivated audiences, there was <i>In Cold Blood —</i> Truman Capote’s non-fiction account of a Kansas family’s brutal …

Crime

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Exploration

The 15 Quickest Cars of the 21st Century (So Far)

Bugatti

NYC taxi drivers pose for pin-up calendar

Uber

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Psychology

101 Ways to Make $1,000

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Money

How Vans Became the Shoes Everyone’s Wearing—Again

In the early 2000s, the Southern California brand was irrelevant. Now it’s a $2.3 billion global powerhouse worn by pretty much everyone.<p>Back in 2002, when Rian Pozzebon, who was then a relative unknown in the sneaker community, got the offer to join Vans and help rebuild the brand’s ailing skate …

Shoes

Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 4 Fans, Family, Food, Football Issue</i><i>. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE WAS A PAUSE.</b> It was Aug. 9, inside Roger …

Roger Goodell

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

He was fired from Google for arguing that men may be more suited to working in tech than women. Now James Damore opens up about his regrets – and how autism may have shaped his experience of the world<p>James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mold of an awkward …

Psychology

Grace under fire: A first lady's ambition cut short

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power …

Africa

10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward

House passage just the first step<p>The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are …

Retirement

The millennial who could be Italy’s next leader

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In Washington, Luigi Di Maio stood out.</b> Trim and clean-shaven, the Italian politician is a generation …

Five Star Movement

Elon Musk Has Unveiled Tesla's All-Electric Semitruck

Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery, …

Peter Thiel

United Slopes of America 2.1—Greatest Snow on Earth

<b>Desiree Melancon</b>‘s journey to every ski resort in the United States is back for the second season! This time focusing in on Utah’s <b>Brighton Resort</b>, …

Snowboarding