10 for Today

By Flipboard | Flipboard's curators pick 10 interesting articles to read today. Programmed Monday-Sunday.

Does Glenn Greenwald Know More Than Robert Mueller?

<b>It’s 10:45 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.</b> Glenn Greenwald and I are finishing dinner at a deserted bistro in Ipanema. The restaurant, which serves its …

Glenn Greenwald

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects on the #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time'

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her legal crusade, women were treated differently than men by law. By the time she first put on judicial robes she had already worked a judicial revolution.<p>Today the issues are both the same and different. At front and center is the question of sexual …

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

‘Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later

In 1998, news broke that upended politics and sent a presidency hurtling towards impeachment. Twenty years later, an all-star panel tries to make sense of that moment—and what it tells us about our own.<p>Most journalists experience indelible moments that color our thinking long after the story moves …

Elections

‘We’re Going to the Stinkin’ Super Bowl’: Eagles, Patriots Punch Ticket for Minnesota

PHILADELPHIA — Tom Brady, Nick Foles. Goliath, David. Just the way the Eagles like it.<p>The Philly locker room had no Jalen Ramseys on Sunday night, no …

New England

Davos: A rough guide to the World Economic Forum

<b>It's that time of year when the rich, powerful and downright famous head to a Swiss mountain village to discuss the big issues of the day and attempt to put the world to rights.</b><p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) has grown from a small huddle in the 1970s, when it was started by the academic Klaus …

Joseph Stiglitz

Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone …

Gilgit-Baltistan

How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

In May 2015, <i>The New Yorker</i> published a profile of the Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen. In it, writer Tad Friend joined Andreessen in his …

Andreessen Horowitz

Does Your Gut Hold the Secret to Performance?

It’s never an easy thing, convincing a person to give you their feces.<p>The instructions are simple enough: defecate, swipe the provided swab across a wad of used toilet paper (no need to be aggressive—so long as the tip is brown, you’ll have enough material for analysis), pop the newly defiled …

Microbiome

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen."<p>In the book, she argues that those born after 1995 are on the "brink of a mental-health crisis" -- and she believes …

American Psychological Association

'Black Season' at My White Middle School

When your history is so under-integrated into the mainstream, you fight to tell the essential parts in whatever space you can claim.<p>At my …

Black History

'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

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

‘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

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 …

Donald Trump

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

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 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

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

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

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

“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

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

How Do You Rebuild Your Life After Leaving A Polygamous Sect?

A decade ago, members of the FLDS — a fundamentalist sect of the Mormon church that practices polygamy — began leaving of their own volition. Today, they’re returning home to rewrite the dark narrative that’s formed around them.<p><b>At 62 years old, Coylyn Pipkin</b> is still a teenager. Women who’ve left …

Religion

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

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

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

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

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